University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Medicine

469 18469
Position ID:UMASSMED-Department of Medicine-APID [#18469, 21-054]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, United States [map]
Subject Area: Infectious Disease
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2021/04/14, updated 2021/04/13)
Position Description:    

Faculty Position in Innate Immunity University of Massachusetts Medical School

The Program in Innate Immunity ( and the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology ( at the University of Massachusetts Medical School invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. We have a major interest in innate immunity, inflammation, host-microbe interactions including the microbiome as well as autoinflammatory and autoimmune diseases, with research teams led by Drs. Douglas Golenbock, Kate Fitzgerald, Read Pukkila-Worley, Megan Orzalli, Sanjay Ram, Zaida Ortiz-Ramirez, Egil Lien, Evelyn Kurt-Jones, Stuart Levitz, Ann Moormann, and Ricardo Gazzinelli. We embrace different experimental systems including human and patient-based studies, murine and invertebrate model systems, along with approaches that harness host and/or microbe genetics, cell biology, immunology, genomics and/or systems biology. Successful candidates will conduct innovative research to understand host-pathogen interactions, mechanisms of infectious or inflammatory diseases, and/or develop novel therapies for immune-mediated diseases. Candidates need not necessarily conduct research entirely focused on innate immunity but should indicate how their research will synergize with ongoing research within the Program & Division, as well as the greater UMass Medical School community. UMMS faculty are expected to engage in teaching, research and service, and the successful candidate will be expected to direct an externally funded independent research program as well as participate in graduate and/or medical education. Modern laboratory space will be provided in the Lazare Research Building and extensive core facilities are available on campus. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. (or equivalents), and a record of significant research accomplishments with the potential to lead an independent research program. Highest priority will be given to investigators with outstanding research programs that enhance our current strengths as well as demonstrated interest in improving diversity and inclusion in the life sciences. Successful candidates will also demonstrate strong communication skills and an ability to engage in collaborative research endeavors.

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should upload a cover letter, CV, research statement, diversity statement, and publication list to To expedite the review process, applicants should also invite three individuals who are familiar with their work and potential for success to upload recommendation letters. Please refer any inquiries (but not application materials) to: Neal Silverman, PhD, Search Committee Chair and Professor of Medicine,

UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.

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

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