Monday, September 21, 2009

Position available: Research Associate (Assistant Professor) - Toxoplasmosis Center

Research Associate (Assistant Professor) - Toxoplasmosis Center

The Toxoplasmosis Research Institute and Center at The University of Chicago is seeking a full-time Research Associate (Assistant Professor) to work in areas of human host Toxoplasma gondii interactions, especially as these interactions involve the brain. The primary activity of a Research Associate (Assistant Professor) is academic research in association with a faculty member or team. Qualified applicants must have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD and outstanding post doctoral accomplishments and publications. Skills in molecular biology and biochemistry, especially as they form a basis for development of medicines effective against tachyzoites and the persistent encysted form of the parasite, required. Additional areas of preferred expertise include: immunology and genetics forming a basis for vaccine development and understanding protection and pathogenesis of T. gondii infection; other apicomplexan parasites (such as Plasmodia); and other relevant areas including cell biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, neurosciences, and neuroimaging. Compensation is dependent upon qualifications and includes a generous package of fringe benefits.
Qualified applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago academic career opportunities site: by uploading a current CV and a 1-2 page summary of research interests, major accomplishments, and future goals. Submission of full contact information for at least three scholars from whom letters of support will be requested is also preferred.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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