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The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health invites applications from individuals with research expertise in tick-borne diseases for the Director of a new institute, the Lyme and Tick-borne Disease Institute for Research and Education. This academic tenure-track faculty position will have a primary appointment in the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology.
The Director will be expected to recruit new faculty whose research is focused on a range of tick-borne diseases including Lyme disease, and to expand and coordinate existing institutional research efforts while maintaining a vibrant basic science research program. The Institute will house a tick-rearing and research facility capable of accommodating BSL2 microorganisms, and take advantage of existing laboratory and research-based projects focused on vector-borne diseases. The goal of this position is to spearhead innovative basic and applied research that will lead to the control of these important diseases and complement and synergize with ongoing translational research in the School of Medicine.
The Bloomberg School of Public Health is the #1 ranked school of public health and is the largest school of public health in the country. The W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology has more than 50 full-time faculty offering interdisciplinary research with many collaborative programs. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has an established clinical translational research program based in the Lyme Disease Research Center in the Department of Medicine. The Lyme Disease Research Center has a long history of joint projects with the Bloomberg School of Public Health and there will be significant opportunities for future collaboration between the two institutions.
The Director must have a doctoral degree and an established record of research and education in Lyme or other tick-borne diseases, although we will also consider individuals with interest in the problem who have outstanding records of research in microbiology, immunology or tick biology.
The search committee for this position expects to review applications in September, and thus application materials should be submitted by August 31, 2020. Johns Hopkins is committed to excellence and to finding candidates who are the right fit for this interdisciplinary environment. The position will remain open until the appropriate candidate is identified.
Applicants for the position should submit a cover letter and current CV to Interfolio, which is the University's secure online search platform. Cover letters should be addressed to Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D. Please direct all questions about this search to Ms. Lisa Walborn, Administrator for the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology at 410-955-3457 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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