Open Rank Faculty Position (tenured/tenure-track) - Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH, USA
The Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology at CWRU School of Medicine and the Case VA CARES (Center for Antimicrobial Resistance and Epidemiology) at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center are currently seeking applications for a 12-calendar month tenure track or tenured position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. The newly created Case VA CARES center has the long-term goal of strengthening and expanding the existing research program targeted at understanding the mechanistic basis of antibiotic resistance. The center will aim to develop novel therapeutic approaches to combat multi-drug resistance organisms, and to translate these into therapies. Moreover, through the application of “-omic” technologies and rapid diagnostic procedures, the center will impact the management of patients with MDR infections, and help track outbreaks and facilitate the molecular epidemiology of MDR organisms. The center will also strengthen the education of trainees with regard to antimicrobial resistance. We encourage applications from highly qualified individuals with demonstrated experience in the areas of: themolecular basis of antimicrobial action and resistance, alternative approaches to combating infections (e.g. stimulating the immune system, or inactivating virulence mechanism), animal models of infection with MDR organisms, as well as molecular epidemiology of MDR infections and bioinformatics.
Successful candidates will establish a vigorous research program, participate in teaching activities, and interact productively with a nationally-ranked team of basic and clinical scientists interested in the overall areas of AMR microbiology and infectious diseases.
In addition to newly refurbished laboratory space and a generous start-up package, we offer a highly interactive environment with exceptional intellectual, infrastructural, and administrative support. We stress excellence in research and in teaching. All candidates should have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree and have completed at least 3 years of postdoctoral training. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level must have demonstrated a capacity for independent research and exhibit a high likelihood of attracting federal funding. At the Associate and Full Professor level, candidates should have a record of federal funding, an active research program, and evidence of a national/international reputation. Rank and salary will be commensurate with achievement and experience. The University offers partner benefits and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.
Interested applicants must email an application packet including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, brief statement of research goals and accomplishments, and 3 references as PDF files to: MBIO-VAMC Search Committee at: VAMBIO205@CASE.EDU. Only complete applications will be considered.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Case Western Reserve University is the largest private research university in Ohio, with broadly based strengths in:
medicine, nursing, and dentistry;
humanities and social sciences;
mathematics and natural sciences;
CWRU is committed to achieving excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship.
CWRU was established in 1967 by the federation of Western Reserve University and Case Institute of Technology, which trace their origins to 1826 and 1880, respectively.
The University's 128-acre campus is the heart of Cleveland's University Circle -- the region's cultural hub, home of more than 50 cultural, medical, educational, religious, and social service institutions. University students and faculty participate in joint programs of teaching and research with several of their University Circle neighbors, including the Cleveland Institute of Art, University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Play House, and the Cleveland Orchestra.
The academic programs of Case Western Reserve University are administered through its schools and colleges: -- the College of Arts and Sciences, Case School of Engineering , Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, School of Dentistry, School of Graduate Studies, School of Law, Weatherhead School of Management, School of Medicine, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.
CWRU ranks 12th among the nation's private research universities in federal awards to support research and development. It received more than $200 million in 1998-99 from government, industry, and private sources for research and sponsored projects. These funds support approximately 2,000 research and training projects.
University faculty work through one of the nearly 100 designated research centers and laboratories, many of which are interdisciplinary in nature, in addition to traditional departmental facilities.
Research strengths of the University include biomedicine (including cancer, neurobiology, pulmonary functions, genetics, biomedical engineering); materials (ceramics and composites, polymers, diamond, designed surfaces); sensors (industrial and medical); and interdisciplinary studies (aging, management of non-profit organizations, international health, intelligent systems, regional economics, technology management, and urban poverty).
CWRU enrolls 9,600 students -- about a third in undergraduate programs, and the balance in graduate and professional programs. Approximately two-thirds of all students attend full-time. Students come to CWRU from 50 states, the District of Columbia, and nearly 100 countries. About 70 percent of freshmen are in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating classes; nearly 90 percent are in the top 20 percent.