Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed, located in San Antonio, Texas) is seeking to double its faculty over the next 10 years by recruiting multiple investigators at the ranks of Assistant, Associate and Full Professor to enhance and expand each of the institute’s recently defined research programs in Host-Pathogen Interactions, Disease Intervention and Prevention, and Population Health (https://www.txbiomed.org/research/). Texas Biomed is an emerging international leader in infectious disease research, successful candidates will be expected to synergize with faculty and staff to support this mission. Texas Biomed is a free standing, not for profit private research institute. It supports ABSL3 and ABSL4 facilities with unparalleled resources, and is the host institution of the Southwest National Primate Research Center. It has longstanding partnerships with University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHealth-SA), University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). Its campus is on the northwest side of beautiful San Antonio, a diverse and growing city in central Texas, with excellent quality of life and affordable housing.

Applicants with a robust research program in infectious diseases and/or conditions that make an individual susceptible to infectious diseases (aging, metabolic syndrome, chronic inflammatory conditions, etc.) are encouraged to apply. Cluster hire opportunities are available for individuals that can build and sustain large programmatic areas. Texas Biomed has particular interest in recruiting within the following disciplines:

  1. Single cell and scalable omics technologies allowing characterization of immune cell subsets (systems immunology).
  2. Multi-drug resistant pathogens and hospital-acquired infections, including biofilms.
  3. Host and/or pathogen regulation of response to vaccination, chronic infection/disease, or microbiota
  4. Nonhuman primate models of infectious diseases with specific interest in HIV and HIV related co-morbidities and co-infections and imaging (multi-label immunofluorescence, MRI, PET/CT).
  5. Nonhuman primate models of lifespan diseases, including immunology/chronic inflammatory disorders and infections of aging, metabolic syndrome, and regenerative medicine.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: M.D., Ph.D. and/or DVM in Microbiology, Immunology, Genetics, Epidemiology or other related fields. Demonstrated research productivity and evidence of an independently-funded research program. Experience working with interdisciplinary research teams, and mentoring members of underrepresented groups.

Apply online at http://www.txbiomed.org/about/employment. A completed application packet is a requirement for all positions. Applicants should include: (1) Curriculum Vitae, (2) a summary of past research accomplishments highlighting their relevance to one or more of the three research program areas, (3) a statement of future research plans, and (4) names and emails of at least three professional references. Additional application materials can be submitted with application or emailed to gro.d1563539865emoib1563539865xt@ff1563539865atS_O1563539865RH1563539865. Review of applications will begin on 08/01/2019 and continue until positions are filled. Inquiries may be directed to the chairs of the search committee, Dr. Shelley Cole and/or Dr. Ricardo Carrion, Jr. through their web pages.

Commitment to increasing diversity in science: Texas Biomed hires according to its values of Teamwork, Integrity, Diversity, Excellence, and Safety and is highly committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status and to ensure that affirmative action is taken in fulfillment of this policy. Texas Biomed is aligned with multiple educational and commercial entities in San Antonio and is committed to recruit and support dual-career families.

In 2017 Texas Biomed underwent a strategic planning process and defined its focus as an institute that studies infectious diseases and conditions that make an individual susceptible to infectious diseases (aging, metabolic syndrome, chronic inflammatory disorders, etc.). Texas Biomed developed three new research programs. Host Pathogen Interactions is the study of the basic biology of infection in humans and animals – the immediate intersection of host and pathogen. Disease Intervention & Prevention is the development of diagnostics, treatments and vaccines to reduce the severity of/or cure infection. Population Health is the identification of correlates of disease susceptibility or resistance to infectious diseases on a population level. Each program has two faculty leads who focus on the academic development of the programs and their themes. Administrative responsibilities are supported through the Office of the Vice President for Research, unencumbering scientists to pursue the scientific and educational missions of Texas Biomed.

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