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Microbial, Pathogens & Immunity Research Faculty
Rush University Medical Center

Date Posted Nov. 25, 2019
Title Microbial, Pathogens & Immunity Research Faculty
University Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL, United States
Department Department of Microbial Pathogens and Immunity (MPI)
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Faculty Associate
    Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
    Research Scientist/Associate
    Research Professor
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Vascular Biology
    Microbiology & Virology
    Immunology & Infectious Diseases
    Clinical Research
    Biochemistry & Cellular Biology
    Medicine - General

Microbial, Pathogens & Immunity Research Faculty
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

The Department of Microbial Pathogens and Immunity (MPI) (…) at Rush University Medical Center is undergoing a vigorous expansion phase under new leadership and invites applications for full time faculty appointments at all ranks. We are currently recruiting candidates with expertise in basic and applied research in HIV/AIDS, neuroimmunology, specifically glial biology and interface with neurodegenerative diseases, neurovirology, and mucosal immunology. The positions will be supported by competitive start-up packages and state-of-the art research facilities.

MPI is predominantly a research department within Rush Medical College. Our faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized with a research focus on HIV/AIDS (neurovirology, mucosal immunology, drug abuse co-morbidity) and host-pathogen interactions. The faculty is dedicated to innovative and impactful research and mentoring of graduate students and/or post-doctoral fellows. The faculty has no formal roles in significant didactic graduate or medical school teaching, although they may choose to contribute to this mission.  

Competitive candidates should have active research programs, with current and/or past history of funding, an outstanding publication track record, and emerging and/or national reputation in area of expertise equivalent to research experience and faculty rank. Physician scientists are encouraged to apply and will have joint appointments in an appropriate clinical department as well as in MPI. As a department committed to diversity, we encourage applications from under-represented minority groups in science.

The application process is biphasic, phase 1 involves submission of NIH style biosketch. After an initial screen, competitive applicants will be asked, in the second phase, to provide a cover letter, a summary of research vision, curriculum vitae, and names/email addresses of three references. Job posting will remain active until suitable candidates are identified.

Interested candidates, please send your information to:
Lena Al-Harthi, PhD
Professor, Chair, and Director of Rush Initiative to Maximize Student Development (Rush IMSD)
Rush University Medical Center

via email to Marisol Vega, Faculty Recruitment at

Rush is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Lena Al-Harthi
    Department of Microbial Pathogens and Immunity (MPI)
    Rush University Medical Center
    Chicago, IL


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