The University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center and Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics are jointly seeking an exceptional candidate for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in cancer immunology at the assistant or associate professor level. Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD and post-doctoral research experience in an area of tumor immunology and/or inflammation. A strong foundation in flow cytometry/cell sorting approaches is desirable which could also lead to a directorship of the Flow Cytometry & Immune Monitoring (FCIM) core facility. Applicants with proven records of research and publications in basic, clinical or translational cancer immunology and/or inflammation are encouraged to apply. Current NIH funding in related areas of research is highly desirable. Competitive start-up funds and faculty salary will be provided, commensurate with level of experience. A start date as early as January 1, 2020 is anticipated.
The Markey Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Cancer Center on the medical campus of the University of Kentucky. Situated on a campus with all six health profession colleges, the cancer center is located within a vibrant and expanding basic and clinical research community with ample opportunities for collaboration within and across its research programs (see https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey-cancer-center/research for more information).
The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics is located at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, adjacent to the Markey Cancer Center. Members of the department are actively engaged in a variety of research areas, including cellular and molecular immunology, cancer biology, microbial pathogenesis, and cellular and molecular genetics. For more information about the department, see https://microbiology.med.uky.edu/
Applications should include a curriculum vita, as well as a cover letter with description of cancer immunology and/or inflammation research interests and a discussion of future research plans. Applicants should provide names and addresses of at least three professional references, who will be contacted for invited applicants. Applications will be reviewed by a faculty search committee as applications arrive, and competitive candidates will receive an invitation to visit the University of Kentucky for an interview.