Faculty Position in Clinical Microbiology/Rank DOQ
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Internal Number: 79704
Requisition Number: 2023-216
Business Unit: College of Medicine
Department: Pathology/Microbiology 50000521
Reg-Temp: Full-Time Regular
The Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-leading faculty position within the area of Clinical Microbiology. The Primary responsibilities include technical and scientific oversight, test validation and maintenance of College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation of the microbiology section. The successful candidate will participate in leadership of professional laboratory staff and assist with directorship of the laboratory in collaboration with the department chair and other departmental leaders. Molecular microbiology expertise is desirable. A strong academic orientation is favorable, including evidence of scholarly achievement and proposals or current funding for translational or basic science research projects. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with 3-4 years of post-doctoral training or faculty experience. Board certification or board eligibility in CP or AP/CP (for pathologists) or the American Board of Medical Microbiology (for Ph.D. candidates) is required. The successful candidate will contribute to graduate education, including the successful mentorship of trainees. In addition, participation in training pathology residents, infectious diseases fellows, and medical students will be expected. Salary will be commensurate with experience and will include a university benefits package.
UNMC has a vibrant research and medical community within the growing and affordable city of Omaha, Nebraska. The Department of Pathology and Microbiology has over 70 faculty members working in modern, well-equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art facilities, including BSL3 and ABSL3 facilities. UNMC houses multiple core facilities to support novel and high impact research programs, including the Advanced Microscopy Core, the Electron Microscopy Core, the Proteomics Core, the Genomics and Epigenomics Cores, the Biomedical Informatics Core and others.
Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), share the same mission: to lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care. This leading tertiary academic healthcare system is home to over 10,000 employees that include nearly 1,100 physicians covering primary care and nearly all specialty areas. Nebraska Medical Center is the state's largest hospital and for several consecutive years has been awarded best in state by U.S. News & World Report, listed as one of the 100 greatest hospitals in America by Becker's Hospital Review and included in Forbes best in state employers. A national leader in biosecurity and biopreparedness, UNMC is investing more than 1.3 billion dollars through Project NExT to further research and medical response to biomedical emergencies. In partnership with Nebraska Medicine, UNMC operates the National Quarantine Center, the Region 7 Emerging and Special Pathogens Treatment Center, and serves as a leader for rapid-response clinical research through the Special Pathogens Research Network. UNMC has a strong relationship with the Department of Defense, and houses one of 13 University Affiliated Research Centers (UARC) through the Nebraska University National Strategic Research Institute.
Omaha is located in eastern Nebraska along the Missouri river. It is the largest city in Nebraska and home to seven Fortune 500 companies. In addition to benefiting from local investment into the UNMC campus, local philanthropy supports a thriving arts scene including the Omaha Symphony. The city boasts many parks nestled within its various unique and historic neighborhoods.
Applicants interested in joining an innovative and collegial department should submit a document comprised of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research program and record of trainee mentorship (not to exceed 5 pages), and names and addresses of three referees to https://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/79704. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by August 1, 2023; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree Board certification or board eligibility in CP or AP/CP (for pathologists) or the American Board of Medical Microbiology (for Ph.D. candidates)
3 or more year of postdoctoral training, fellowship training, and/or faculty experience
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska. Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges, two institutes and a graduate studies program, serving nearly 4,000 students in more than two dozen programs. Our physician assistant program was recently ranked ninth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our primary care program was ranked 17. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country.
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