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Virginia Commonwealth University Health


Department of Internal Medicine/Department of Microbiology Immunology


Division of Infectious Diseases


Physician Scientist


The Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Microbiology Immunology at Virginia Commonwealth University jointly invites applicants for a tenure eligible position as a physician scientist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level studying the molecular basis of microbial pathogenesis.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an urban university with over 32,000 students located in Richmond, Virginia, two hours south of Washington D.C. As one of the nations top research universities it attracts more than $255 million a year in sponsored research funding. Twenty-seven VCU graduate and professional programs rank among the best in the nation in US News World Reports Americas Best Graduate Schools. Richmond, the state capital, is situated between the Shenandoah Mountains and the Virginia/North Carolina coast. This central location provides an affordable lifestyle with easy access to beaches, mountains and other metropolitan areas on the east coast.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide superior, compassionate and innovative clinical care to our patients using state-of-the-art knowledge and resources.

Teaching in the areas of infectious diseases and host-pathogen interactions.

Mentor research projects of graduate students who are registered for MICR697 (Directed Research) and/or postdoctoral fellows.

Serve on departmental, School, and/or University committees as necessary, as well as in a professional capacity in their field (e.g., reviewer, study section service, officer in a national society, etc.).

Research areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, investigation of mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, genomics, microbiome studies, innovative therapeutics/mechanisms of antimicrobial action and/or resistance and public health epidemiology.

Establish a nationally recognized research program with a record of publication in refereed journals and external funding.

Expand his/her research program consistent with the expectations of VCUs Quest for Distinction.

Development of an independent research program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED


- Board eligible/board certified M.D. (or equivalent M.B.B.S or D.O.) with experience in infectious diseases or a closely related discipline.
- Minimum of three years of research experience.
- Record of publication and conference dissemination demonstrating expertise in the facultys area of research.


PREFERRED


- M.D./Ph.D. with experience in basic science research.
- Record of external funding or proposal submissions to obtain funding.
- Teaching experience at the medical undergraduate and/or graduate level in infectious diseases, microbiology, immunology, genetics, molecular biology or a related discipline.
- Current NIH K or similar award recipient preferred.
We are 600 physicians and 19 clinical departments providing services at various sites in Virginia, including VCU Medical Center the areas only Level 1 Trauma Center and the flagship hospital of VCUs entire medical enterprise. VCU Medical Center integrates hospitals, clinical care facilities, health sciences schools and medical research. Eight years ago, we completely reimagined our physician organization empowering our providers to be agents of change, embrace autonomy, and create a culture of camaraderie, engagement and accomplishment.