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Research Assistant Professor in Tick-borne Infectious Disease


The research faculty position will conduct research on tick transmitted infections, mentor students and technicians, teach courses at the graduate level, and perform community outreach.


Grafton, MA

Job Posting

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 global health, wildlife and conservation medicine.

The ideal candidate for the position of Research Assistant Professor in Tick-borne Infectious Disease will hold a PhD or D.Sc. degree with substantial expertise and interest in tick transmitted diseases and the associated public health interest (e.g. Babesiosis, Lyme disease, Tularemia, Anaplasmosis, etc.). Candidates must have an established scientific research record and demonstrated grant-writing skills. Candidates should be currently supported by existing multiyear extramural funds that cover their research activity. Research areas of high interest include tick transmitted infections, with evidence of a focus on host bloodmeal identification and molecular diagnostic assays. Candidates may provide additional capacity to support the laboratory-based master’s program courses, particularly in molecular epidemiology.

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 in diseases of both animals and humans. Responsibilities beyond the research program will include supervising, training and mentoring students and laboratory technicians; helping to teach courses at the professional and graduate level as interest and need dictate; and performing community outreach. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a benefits package.

Please submit a letter of application stating your professional experience and goals along with your CV and three professional contact references electronically via Interfolio at Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Saul Tzipori ( or Dr. Sam Telford (

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