Research Assistant Professor in Infectious Disease Ecology at Tufts University
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications from experienced individuals to join the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health (IDGH), with programs in infectious disease and international health, wildlife and conservation medicine.
The ideal candidate will hold a PhD degree with substantial expertise and interest in infectious disease ecology of viral pathogens of veterinary and public health interest (e.g. Influenza virus, Cryptosporidium, Toxoplasma, Dengue virus, West Nile virus). Candidates should currently hold significant grant support that covers their research activity. Research approaches of high interest include high-throughput molecular screening to characterize pathogens from wild and domestic animals coupled with bioinformatics and modern statistical analysis to identify the ecological and anthropogenic drivers of the evolution, spread and transmission of zoonotic disease. Candidates should be comfortable with field study of diverse taxa and be interested in leading field surveillance in remote parts of the world including Bangladesh and Alaska to characterize the growing interface between animals and humans.
Experience in teaching the microbiology/infectious disease DVM degree course and participating in other graduate degree courses taught on campus is a plus. Applicants must have an established scientific research record and demonstrated grant-writing skills.
The candidate will help promote a team approach to problem solving through scientific research, teaching and service as a part of a strong faculty core in infectious disease with research interests spanning bacterial, viral, and parasite medicine in both animals and humans. Responsibilities beyond the research program will include supervising, training and mentoring students; and helping to teach courses at the professional and graduate level as interest and need dictate. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a benefits package.
Specialized facilities available include the New England Regional Biosafety Laboratory, a BSL-3 biocontainment/Select Agent research space (http://vetsites.tufts.edu/ne-rbl/).
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