We are seeking an outstanding scientist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to establish a competitive, grant-funded research program. Research areas of specific interest include studies on basic biological processes in bacteria, and mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis and antimicrobial resistance. Applicants employing innovative, cutting-edge techniques to these areas are especially encouraged to apply. The position includes a guaranteed 12-month salary and a streamlined tenure process after three years.
Wadsworth Center is the country’s most comprehensive state public health laboratory with a staff of about 700, that includes over 100 doctoral level scientists. The Center provides a dynamic research environment focused on infectious, genetic and environmental diseases and their impact on human health. The successful applicant will join a core group of scientists applying structural biology, genomics, public health diagnostics, and microbiology to study bacterial biology, pathogenesis and antimicrobial resistance in both model organisms and bacterial pathogens.
The Wadsworth Center has broad research interests in genetics, cellular and molecular structure, zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, neuroscience, and applied research, which enhance the dynamic interactions between scientists and across disciplines.
Interactions between basic and public health labs at the Wadsworth Center provide a unique environment for research. This collaborative setting synergizes science focused on infectious and human diseases and facilitates cross-disciplinary basic, and public health, research.
Wadsworth Center maintains extensive scientific core facilities in support of its investigators and their collaborators. These facilities provide expertise and access to specialized equipment and services, advise investigators and help them in using the equipment, and train junior researchers in the latest technologies.
The most relevant cores for research in bacteriology are:
The Wadsworth Center, in partnership with the University at Albany’s, School of Public Health, offers graduate programs in Biomedical Sciences. Participation is voluntary for Wadsworth scientists, offering academic opportunities to interact, teach and mentor master’s and doctoral students.
The Wadsworth Center has hosted an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer program nearly continuously for over 25 years. The program has trained more than 300 students.
Ph.D. degree or equivalent and relevant postdoctoral research experience required.
Applicants, please submit the following via e-mail:
Review of applications begins October 1, 2018 and continues until the position is filled. AA/EOE.