The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) in Roanoke, Virginia (http://research.vtc.vt.edu/) is recruiting a faculty member who works in the area of infectious disease, immunity and/or inflammation. The position may be filled at the tenured, tenure track or non-tenure track level as an Assistant, Associate or full Professor, as appropriate. The position is a 12 month appointment with primary emphasis on research. Start-up packages, facilities and support are highly competitive. The successful candidate will interact with the molecular virology, cancer biology, developmental molecular genetics, and neurobiology research teams at the VTCRI as well as with an accomplished group of infectious disease, immunity and inflammation research teams in Biology, Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. The VTCRI opened in the summer of 2010 and currently has 20 faculty research team leaders in structural biology, molecular and neurobiology, molecular virology, tumor biology and genetics, cardiac and regenerative medicine. The Institute has state-of-the-art facilities in molecular biology, cell culture, optical imaging, high field cryo electron microscopy, magnetic resonance imaging, electrophysiology, computational and high capacity data analysis/storage and a new vivarium, as well as access to patient populations and samples with our colleagues in the infectious disease program at Carilion Clinic. During this period of major growth of the new institute, we are especially interested in colleagues who enjoy a highly collaborative environment and interacting with investigators from their own, as well as other disciplines including those working at molecular, cellular, systems and computational levels with animal models of human disease and/or humans. Investigators using molecular genetic, structural biology, microbiome and/or computational approaches to study the mechanisms and/or pathogenesis of human disease or animal models of infectious disease, the innate or adaptive immune response and/or inflammatory processes in response to infection are encouraged to apply. The VTCRI is immediately adjacent to the Carilion clinic and hospital and the new VTC School of Medicine where all medical students carry out four year research projects. The Institute has strong collaborative ties with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) and the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES) at Virginia Tech (VT), as well as with the VT Departments of Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Physics, Psychology and the College of Veterinary Medicine. The research institute and medical school are located in the picturesque Roanoke Valley midway between Washington, DC and Charlotte, NC.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. Established investigators with strong innovative research programs and extramural funding are encouraged to apply although promising junior candidates will be considered.