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Wadsworth Center Fellowship


Research Scientist 1 or Research Scientist 2


Research Scientist 1 Virology or Research Scientist 2 Virology or Assistant Research Scientist Virology


Laboratory Specialist trainee or Laboratory Specialist 1 


Research Opportunities / Tenure Track Faculty Position in Bacteriology

We are seeking an outstanding scientist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to establish a competitive, grant-funded research program. Research areas of specific interest include studies on basic biological processes in bacteria, and mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis and antimicrobial resistance. Applicants employing innovative, cutting-edge techniques to these areas are especially encouraged to apply. The position includes a guaranteed 12-month salary and a streamlined tenure process after three years.

Wadsworth Center is the country’s most comprehensive state public health laboratory with a staff of about 700, that includes over 100 doctoral level scientists. The Center provides a dynamic research environment focused on infectious, genetic and environmental diseases and their impact on human health. The successful applicant will join a core group of scientists applying structural biology, genomics, public health diagnostics, and microbiology to study bacterial biology, pathogenesis and antimicrobial resistance in both model organisms and bacterial pathogens.

Ph.D. degree or equivalent and relevant postdoctoral research experience required.

Applicants, please submit the following via e-mail:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • 3-page research plan
  • Contact information for at least three references

Review of applications continues until the position is filled. AA/EOE.