Tenure Track Associate Professor - Temple's Center for Neurovirology and Gene Editing
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Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation

Center for Neurovirology and Gene Editing

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tenure Track Associate Professor - Temple's Center for Neurovirology and Gene Editing /Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation

The Center of Neurovirology and Gene Editing (CNVGE) and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is seeking qualified candidates for the role of Associate Professor, tenure track. This is an opportunity to participate in a collaborative environment to perform comprehensive research toward understanding the mechanisms of disorders of the central nervous system in order to develop therapeutic strategies against relevant diseases and to provide integrative training to graduate and postgraduate fellows in the field of neurovirology and neuroscience. Areas of research focus include HIV-1 molecular biology, gene editing, CRISPR/Cas9, in vitro and in vivo systems, neuroimmunological disorders associated with viral infections, and the use of animal models for studying disease pathogenesis.

Temple is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation's 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry and research centers. It is also home to Fox Chase Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The Center for Neurovirology and Gene Editing, with its highly focused research programs in CNS-virus interaction, fosters collaboration among more than thirteen basic science and clinical departments and centers to develop and conduct comprehensive and multidisciplinary basic to clinic research programs. The center has been extremely successful in securing several large grants, center grants, training grants, and equipment grants, and most recently has been awarded the CRISPR for Cure Collaboratory grant, which was awarded via the NIH's Martin Delaney Collaboratory for HIV Cure Research. This grant totals more than $23 million in total costs over the next five years. The center focuses considerable effort into training scientists and is currently funded by a T32 predoctoral training grant from NIH that focuses on neuroHIV training. Members of the center are highly collaborative and have initiated collaboration with clinicians in a variety of areas including neuroHIV and other viral induced CNS diseases, as well as the impact of alcohol and drugs of abuse on disease pathogenesis. The synergistic collaboration between CNVGE and other groups of scientists in the areas of CNS infection will continue to create a vibrant research and educational environment focused on viral induced neurological disorders.

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Inflammation pursues high-impact basic and translational research to elucidate - and wherever possible, to therapeutically manipulate -- the complex, interwoven processes of disease progression and the inflammatory pathway. In addition, we educate new generations of scientists to tackle these challenges through contemporary transdisciplinary research.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M or equivalent. Fields of study may include, but are not limited to microbiology, virology, neurobiology, genetics, immunology, etc.
  • Academic credentials for a faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor
  • Teaching experience and active NIH and/or other research funding.
  • Must support and promulgate diversity among faculty, staff, students and patients.
  • Should be proficient with the use of gene editing techniques, various analysis techniques include microelectrode array, and the use of various animal models.
  • Knowledge and experience in managing a Biosafety Level 2+ facility is desirable.

Temple University offers a competitive compensation benefits package, including medical and dental plans, and various retirement plan options.

Temple Health, one of Philadelphia's leading academic medical centers, is home to more than 1,000 physicians and scientists who share the mission of bringing innovative treatments to patients. Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple University Health System and by the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM). Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $1.8 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research.

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Procedure for Candidacy

In order to be considered for this position, you must complete an online application at: https://bit.ly/3DnBf7G Your application will not be considered complete and until you have submitted all of the required documents and information. All documents must be in PDF format.

Application materials should include: a cover letter stating area of expertise and qualifications, synopsis of accomplishments and professional goals, and research/teaching interests; research summary; summary of teaching experience and evaluations; curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references including e-mail addresses and phone numbers. A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly encouraged.

Please address your application to: Kamel Khalili, Ph.D., Laura H. Carnell Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation, Director, Center for Neurovirology and Gene Editing, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 3500 N. Broad Street, 7th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19140, C/O Jessica Vega, Senior Physician/Faculty Recruiter, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

For confidential inquires and or questions about the position please contact Jessica Vega at jessica.vega@tuhs.temple.edu

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

We are especially interested in qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups. For more information about our commitment to diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit OHEDI.

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus).

The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.


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