Employment Opportunities

Department of Microbiology and Immunology Head and UMIID Director Position

The University of Minnesota (UMN) Medical School is excited to announce that it seeks a visionary, driven leader to head its Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI) and to direct the newly-launched University of Minnesota Institute on Infectious Diseases (UMIID). Through the combination of these two positions, the new leader will have formidable resources to pursue the missions of both organizations.

The UMN DMI is a highly-ranked robust basic science department that was recently recognized by the American Society of Microbiology for its centennial. It is the tenure home for 20 faculty members doing innovative research on microbes, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and immune responses, and the intersection of the two. The department supports an all-University teaching
mission that includes an undergraduate BS in Microbiology, foundational courses for the Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology Graduate Program.

UMIID is a multi-departmental research institute that will use a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to address diseases of pandemic or epidemic potential. The vision of UMIID is to bring faculty members together from across the University of Minnesota to support basic, translational, clinical, or population-based research on zoonotic viral infections, antibiotic resistance, microbial immunology, HIV medicine, and molecular surveillance of emerging pathogens.

The successful candidate must have research excellence, a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, strong communication, interpersonal, and administrative skills, and the vision to lead both DMI and UMIID in a way that leverages the common interests of these two entities. To learn more about this unique and exciting opportunity, view the full job description here:

Interested applicants can contact UMIID Operations Director Laura Seifert (seif0056@umn.edu)
for additional information.

Faculty Position in Virology

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Minnesota Medical School invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek a scientist working in hte area of virology who will establish a competitive research program with the potential to complement the University's research strengths in host-pathogen interactions, immunity and host defense, cell biology, genetics, genomics, physiology, drug discovery, translational research, and clinical trials. The successful candidate will join a large vibrant research community spanning multiple colleges, centers, and institutes, at the University of Minnesota.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent in a relevant field of study, plus applicable postdoctoral or faculty experience. Review of applications will start April 15, 2019 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

To apply, please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, concise summary of current and planned research, and three representative publications/pre-prints in response to Job ID 329125 at http://www.humanresources.umn.edu/jobs. Letters of recommendation will be solicited following the initial review of applications. Inquiries can be sent to Stephen Rice, Ph.D., Search Committee chair, at microbiology@umn.edu.

Postdoctoral Associates

Postdoctoral Associate positions are available to conduct research with outstanding faculty mentors on a variety of topics in microbiology, pathogenesis, virology, and immunology.

Applicants must have and M.D. and/or Ph.D. in a biological science prior to start date of the appointment. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated expertise in developing scientific protocols and hypothoses, scientific writing, and outstanding letters of reference.

To apply, please contact the desired faculty mentor directly.

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