University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems

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Position Title: Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, Massachusetts 01605, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Immunology
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/11/15, finished 2019/10/23, listed until 2019/05/13)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems at the University of Massachusetts Medical School ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR. Depending on qualifications, candidates may be considered for a more senior appointment at the rank of ASSOCIATE or FULL PROFESSOR. The Department seeks candidates who are focused on studies of viral infection, including (but not limited to): molecular mechanisms of virus infection and pathogenesis; cell biology of infection; virus structure; viral evolution/interactions of viruses with their hosts; and host responses to viral infection. Candidates will be expected to develop and maintain an innovative, externally funded research program. We offer competitive startup and ongoing support, highly competitive salaries, multi-tiered faculty mentoring, a centralized graduate program, and an exceptionally collaborative departmental and institutional culture with abundant opportunities for both basic and translational research.

Located near Boston and Cambridge, the University of Massachusetts Medical School is part of the unique, world-leading greater Boston biomedical research, clinical, and biotech community. Institutionally, our interactive and intellectually stimulating environment complements traditional departments with interdepartmental centers and programs, including the Immunology and Microbiology Program, Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, Center for Microbiome Research, RNA Therapeutics Institute, Horae Gene Therapy Center, Institute for Drug Resistance, NeuroNexus Institute, Program in Systems Biology, and Program in Innate Immunity, among others ( The successful candidate will also be a founding member of the nascent UMass Medical School Virology Center.

The Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems is located in the newest research building on campus, the state-of-the-art Albert Sherman Center. Faculty research endeavors are supported with a wide array of departmental shared facilities and services as well as institutional BSL-3 and ABSL-3 suites and core facilities for animal medicine, bioinformatics, electron microscopy, cryo-EM, crystallography, flow cytometry, RNAi, light microscopy, mass spectrometry, deep sequencing, viral vectors, and NMR (

UMass Medical School values diversity, equity and inclusion. This is exemplified by our layered definition of diversity (, by recognizing the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors, and by embracing open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. A large number of resources and services are available that help create an organizational culture that maximizes the potential for diversity to achieve our vision of being one of the nation’s most distinguished academic health science center. Financial and in-kind resources are available for faculty to pursue activities that help accelerate our efforts to achieve our equity and inclusion goals. For more information, visit and

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, national origin, covered veteran status, disability, ancestry or any other characteristic protected by law in employment, admissions, participation in its programs, services and activities, and selection of vendors who provide services or products to UMMS. Further, UMMS is firmly committed to ensuring that all who work, study, visit or seek treatment here may do so in an environment free of harassment and/or discrimination. Further information is available on the Diversity and Inclusion website. (

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
The Albert Sherman Center
MaPS Department
368 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605

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