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Research Scientist 1 (G18) or Research Scientist 2 (G22) Microbiology


Tenure-Track Position - Host Response to Lyme Disease

The Wadsworth Center is seeking an outstanding scientist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to establish an independent, competitive, grant-funded research program in the area of the host response to Lyme Disease. The focus may include innate recognition of Borrelia burgdorferi, elucidating the protective mechanisms of the immune response, and/or development of novel diagnostics and vaccines. In addition to Lyme Disease biology, applications focused on other tickborne bacterial pathogens will also receive full consideration. Candidates applying systems biology approaches are especially encouraged to apply.

The Wadsworth Center, located in Albany, NY, is the country’s most comprehensive state public health laboratory, with a staff of 700 that includes over 100 doctoral level scientists. The Center provides an interactive research atmosphere encompassing infectious, genetic, and environmental diseases and their impact on human health.

The incumbent will join a vibrant group of research scientists and epidemiologists that participate in the Center’s Zoonotic and Vector-borne Diseases research focus area. Established research programs include immune evasion and pathogenesis of Lyme disease Borreliae, host and vector factors that determine competence of arboviruses, antibody-mediated protection against infectious agents and population genetics of Anopheles

Successful applicants will receive a highly competitive start-up package, twelve-month salary, and access to the Center’s outstanding scientific cores, a BSL2/3 insectary and AAALAC accredited BSL2/3 animal space. Faculty appointments are available in the Wadsworth Center Masters of Laboratory Science program and the University at Albany Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health. 

Ph.D. degree or equivalent, and relevant postdoctoral research experience required.  Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, research plan and contact information for at least three references, to wcphgc@health.ny.gov referencing “Host Response” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  AA/EOE.

 


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 begins October 1, 2018 and continues until the position is filled. AA/EOE.