Director - Tenured Faculty PositionMassachusetts of Institute of Technology (MIT)Cambridge, MA
The MIT Division of Comparative Medicine in partnership with the MIT Department of Biological Engineering, invites applications for the Director, at the tenured faculty level, with a start date of 1 July 2020 or a mutually agreeable date thereafter. Applicants should hold a DVM from an AVMA accredited veterinary school by the beginning of employment, with demonstrated expertise in a discipline which applies molecular/cellular bioscience to the study of the microbial/host interface in health and disease with interests in microbial pathogenesis, microbiome bioinformatics, immunology, oncogenesis, or pathobiology. The selected candidate will develop and sustain a vigorous extramurally funded research program, supervise graduate and postdoctoral fellows and teach graduate level classes.
The Division of Comparative Medicine has three basic missions: education, research, and the provision of managing and overseeing a comprehensive animal husbandry, clinical, and diagnostic program for all research animals maintained at MIT. The Director will provide direction and administrative coordination to facilitate the Division’s role in providing expertise and support to investigators using animals in biomedical research and teaching; to conduct grant funded research and develop animal models pertinent to biomedical research; to provide postdoctoral training to veterinarians seeking careers in biomedical research; develop scientists within the Division who can successfully compete for grants.
The Division, consisting of approximately 180 personnel, has centralized administrative responsibility for all AAALAC accredited facilities, consisting of 193,000 square feet on the MIT campus. This responsibility underlies the overall commitment of the Institute in providing a comprehensive animal care and use program.
Candidates must register with the BE search website at http://be-fac-search.mit.edu, and must submit application materials electronically to this website. Candidate applications should include a description of professional interests and goals in both teaching and research. Each application should include a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three or more references who will provide recommendation letters. References should submit their letters directly at http://be-fac-search.mit.edu.
Applications received by December 15, 2019 will be given priority.
Questions may be directed to: Prof. Angela Belcher (firstname.lastname@example.org), Head - Department of Biological Engineering, MIT 16-343 Cambridge MA 02139.
MIT is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.