Assistant Professor in Virology and Microbiome Research
Auburn University
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Post Date: Oct 03, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Ph.D.
Years Experience: 3+
Start Date: 08/16/2018
Salary: Competitive
Location: US - Alabama - Auburn
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Assistant Professor Positions in Virology and Microbiome Research
Department of Biological Sciences, College of Sciences and Mathematics
Auburn University

The Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty positions (9-month) beginning Fall 2018 to strengthen our research program core area of host-microbe interactions. These positions offer numerous opportunities for the successful candidates to establish productive collaborations within the department as well as across various colleges and schools at Auburn University. Candidates are expected to establish an extramurally funded and nationally recognized research program and participate in the development and teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate courses in virology, microbiology, immunology, cell biology, or a related field. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in microbiology, virology, cell biology, or a related discipline, and excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
1. Virology: We seek candidates who are addressing fundamental questions regarding viral pathogenesis including replication, transmission, persistence, and latency. Applicants with research programs focused on virus-host interactions are encouraged to apply.
2. Microbiome Research: We seek candidates who are investigating the structure and function of microbial assemblages in association with animal or plant hosts. Candidates who are interested in understanding how the composition, dynamics, and physiological attributes of complex microbial systems impact the host are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will employ cutting-edge tools including (meta)genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and/or metabolomic approaches to dissect the microbiome, with strong emphasis on computational techniques in their research program.

Qualifications include multiple years of postdoctoral experience, a strong record of publication, and potential for extramural funding. Candidates selected for these positions must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of the appointment and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until suitable candidates are found. Applicants should submit a 1-2 page cover letter emphasizing specific qualifications, CV, a description of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy/experience, and contact information of three professional references.

Virology applicants must apply online at:
Questions about the Virology position should be directed to: Sang-Jin Suh, Virologist Search Committee Chair, Department of Biological Sciences,
Microbiome applicants must apply online at:
Questions about the Microbiome position should be directed to: Mark Liles, Microbiome Search Committee Chair, Department of Biological Sciences,

The Department of Biological Sciences is going through an exciting growth phase with 31 current tenure-track/tenured primary faculty members with broad expertise in various disciplines including microbiology, evolution and development, ecology, and physiology. More information about the department can be found at:

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer.

Contact Details
Name: Auburn University
Department: Biological Sciences
Address: 101 Life Sciences
City: Auburn University
Zipcode: 36849
Ph: 3348441627