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Job Opportunities

Faculty Position in Microbiology, Health, and Disease

The Microbial Sciences Institute at Yale University (, in partnership with the departments of Microbial Pathogenesis, Immunobiology, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, and Genetics at Yale School of Medicine, seeks applicants for a faculty position at the intersection of microbiology, health, and disease.

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Cluster Hire at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center seeks applications from faculty candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community of scholars. Located in Seattle, Washington, Fred Hutch is one of the world’s leading academic research centers. At Fred Hutch we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer, infectious diseases, and understanding mechanisms of disease. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are thus committed to diversifying our faculty ranks.

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Project Officer -Scientific/Technical Support Officer (EU)

As the science and knowledge service of the Commission, the mission of DG Joint Research Centre is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle. The JRC is located in 5 Member States (Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain). Further information is available at The JRC offers a vacancy for a Contract Agent within the Exploratory Research Project CIAO (Modelling the pathogenesis of Covid-19usingthe Adverse Outcome Pathway framework).

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Assistant Professor in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds. This is a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology. The primary duties are to develop a strong, externally-funded research program and teach medical and graduate students. Candidates should have well-developed research plans that employ innovative approaches, human systems, and animal models to study pathogenic mechanisms, innate immune responses, and inflammatory processes during infection with emerging or re-emerging viruses. 

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Assistant/Associate Professor at Harvard Blavatnik Institute

The Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School invites applications for up to four tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Life Sciences with a specific goal of advancing diversity in scientific research and discovery. The Department of Microbiology is one of the departmental search participants.

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Open Rank Faculty Positions

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is spearheading a new, multi-disciplinary hiring initiative in support of the four broad themes of our strategic plan, Bold Solutions | Global Impact:

• Health and the Human Condition
• Data-Driven Discovery
• Global Environmental Impact
• Sustainable Urban Communities

UTA is uniquely positioned to address the epic challenges that face our growing urban regions. By leveraging our expertise in the critical areas above, the University is poised to help emerging megacities like the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex become sustainable economic and cultural centers that raise the prospects for prosperity and enhance quality of life.

One of UTA’s goals is to increase the representation of historically underrepresented faculty, including underrepresented minority faculty in general and women faculty in STEM fields. Increasing the representation of faculty members who understand, and have excelled despite facing race, gender-based, and ability barriers and biases is vital to the success and well-being of our students. Diversity is critical to academic excellence. As research demonstrates, diverse teams are more innovative, productive, and solve complex problems faster. UTA is committed to preparing all students to live and work in an increasingly global, diverse, and interconnected world by exposing them to a wide array of ideas, experiences, cultures, and individuals.

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Funding Opportunities

BWF Postdoctoral Enrichment Program

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund launched the Diversity in Science program in 2012 to advance the careers of underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows by enhancing the postdoctoral training and experience of underrepresented minority junior scientists. The Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution (an institution includes its affiliated graduate and medical schools, hospitals and research institutions) in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.

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