Assistant/Associate Professor in Microbiome and Cancer Research: USA

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG) at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level whose research is focused on the interface between the human microbiome, and cancer.

Candidates who apply contemporary approaches in microbiology, bacterial genetics, genomics, immunology, computational biology or bioinformatics are encouraged to apply. Research focusing on the microbiome’s role in human predisposition to cancer, progress of disease, diagnosis or therapy or pathophysiologic mechanisms is welcome. Current areas of strengths in Microbiology at the University of Vermont include the interface of pathogens and the immune system, vaccinology and vaccine development, pathogens in the respiratory or gastrointestinal tract, and the study of microbes in a Global Health and One Health context. Departmental strength in cancer research includes molecular and cellular mechanisms of DNA damage and repair. Faculty conducting research in the department are members of the Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Sciences graduate program and, based on research focus, can also become involved in longstanding NIH training grants in Immunology/Infectious Diseases, or Lung Biology. The University of Vermont Cancer Center participates in leading clinical trials including CAR-T cells, and areas of research strength spanning cancer cell biology, cancer host and environment, and cancer population science. There are also outstanding opportunities with UVM’s Center of Biomedical Research Excellence focused on Translational Global Infectious Diseases.

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