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Academic Experimental Pathologist, Microbiome Research, Assistant/Associate Professor

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 8th, 2019

Last review date: Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Assistant/Associate Professor, Academic Experimental Pathology, Microbiome Research
UC Davis Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of California (UC), Davis, School of Medicine, is recruiting for a full-time scientist or physician-scientist in the Assistant/Associate Professor, Regular/In Residence (50%/50%) series, to develop a thematic research program focusing on the influence of the microbiome on the development and progression of human disease. This position is central to the growth and expansion of research programs within the department, the UC Davis Health, and the School of Medicine.

The successful candidate will spend a minimum of 50% effort in research. Responsibilities include intellectual leadership in building an independent, thematic, multi-disciplinary, extramurally-funded translational research program. Research themes may include, but are not limited to: (1) effect of microbe-microbe, microbe-host and/or diet-microbe interactions on host physiology and human health; (2) biomarker identification for diet-associated diseases leading to prevention and treatment; (3) drug discovery that uses bugs or microorganism-generated metabolites as well as targets; (4) immunotherapy for solid tumors. Creating and/or implementing laboratory-developed tests and FDA validation studies are encouraged. The successful candidate is expected to integrate and leverage existing research and clinical programs at UC Davis Health, including the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Alzheimer’s Disease Center, School of Agriculture, School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Center for Comparative Medicine, the California National Primate Center, and the Center for Mouse Biology. Teaching in formal educational programs and mentorship of trainees is required.

Qualification Requirements: MD/DO, or PhD, or MD/DO-PhD; a strong record of publication and career development in biomedical animal- and/or human-based research and demonstrated teaching experience. Active extramural research funding is highly desirable. In addition, the candidate must have the ability to anticipate change and implement initiatives to meet the challenges of academic medicine and science, a demonstrated commitment to diversity including a record of successful mentorship of students and others, and should exhibit excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with administration, trainees, clinicians, faculty in other disciplines, and technical staff. The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment is required.

For full consideration, applications must be received by August 9, 2019; however, the position will be open until filled, but no later than June 6, 2020. Qualified applicants should apply at Please submit the following documents in pdf version: (1) Curriculum Vitae; (2) Cover letter; (3) Statement of teaching experience; (4) Statement of Research experience and interests; (5) Statement of contributions to diversity; (6) List of names and contact information for at least five references; 7) Signed authorization to release information form.

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