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Assistant and Associate Faculty in Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis

Salk Institute
La Jolla, California
The Salk Institute offers an outstanding start-up package, a competitive salary and excellent benefi
Closing date
Oct 23, 2021
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The Salk Institute is seeking faculty members at the Assistant to Associate level who are pioneering independent research programs using innovative approaches to study in the broad fields of immunology and inflammation, including host-microbe interactions (mutualistic to pathogenic), infectious disease, neuro-immunology, cancer immunology, autoimmunity, systems immunology, immune engineering, immunometabolism, and other inflammatory-related diseases. The candidate will join a group of highly interactive faculty in the Salk NOMIS Center of Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis.

Jonas Salk founded the Salk Institute for the purpose of improving public health by elucidating biological and computational mechanisms to discover cures for disease. The Salk Institute is internationally renowned for research in immunology, microbiology and virology, cancer, metabolism, neuroscience, computational biology, molecular and cell biology, and plant biology, within a highly synergistic, collaborative and stimulating environment. We seek bold leaders who are passionate in exploring new frontiers in science and pursuing innovative solutions to fundamental questions in biology. The Salk Institute offers an outstanding start-up package, a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

The Salk Institute is composed of a collaborative and diverse community of students, scholars, scientific and administrative staff and faculty. The Salk Institute is deeply committed to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do with a passion for discovery, service, leadership and sharing of knowledge that addresses global microbiology and immunology challenges. Please consider sharing your talents within our collegial community!

Candidates with a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and strong record of research achievements are invited to submit an online application through Interfolio with the following materials:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A 3-4 page description of present and future research plans
  • A 1-2 page statement about diversity and mentoring that articulates your commitment to fostering an inclusive research environment that values and actively promotes myriad facets of diversity.  Salk is specifically interested in; 
  • Learning about your personal mentoring philosophy
  • How specific experiences, training and opportunities have shaped your commitment to building an inclusive scientific working environment
  • How you will create a training and learning environment that demonstrates respect and understanding for all personal identities and which combats inequity through action.
  • Three letters of recommendation to be sent directly by the referees through Interfolio dossier services through the online application.

Applications with all required materials will be accepted until positions are filled but applications will begin being reviewed on October 15th, 2021.

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