Employment Opportunities


Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapeutics

The Markey Cancer Center and the  Department of Microbiology,  Immunology  and Molecular Genetics at the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine are jointly seeking exceptional candidates for several full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in cancer immunology at the assistant or associate professor level. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. and postdoctoral research experience in tumor immunology and/or cancer immunotherapy. Applicants with a proven record in research and extramural funding in clinical or translational cancer immunology and immunotherapy in humans or animal models are encouraged to apply. A competitive start-up package including faculty salary and research support will be provided and commensurate with experience.  A start date in early 2016 is anticipated.

The Markey Cancer Center is an NCI-designated cancer center on the medical campus of the University of Kentucky. Situated on a campus with all six health professions colleges in proximity to each other, the MCC is located within a vibrant and expanding research community with ample opportunity for inter- and intra-programmatic collaboration. (http://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/Markey/).

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics is located in the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center adjacent to the Markey Cancer Center. Members of the faculty are actively engaged in research in microbial pathogenesis, cell and molecular immunology, cellular and molecular genetics, and cancer cell biology (https://microbiology.med.uky.edu/).

Applications should include a curriculum vita, description of research interests and future directions. Applicants should also provide the names and addresses of at least three professional references. Applications will be reviewed as received and invitations to interview will be extended to competitive candidates. Applications should be submitted by email to: Donald Cohen, Ph.D. (Attn: Kate Fresca); University of Kentucky, College of Medicine; 800 Rose Street, Room MS409; Lexington, KY 40536-0298, Tel: (859)323-5257, FAX: (859) 257-8994, Email: kfres1@uky.edu.

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity university. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and all interested and qualified people.

Infectious Disease

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is seeking to recruit a faculty member who will have a joint appointment in the Division of Infectious Diseases (ID) in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics (MIMG).  The successful candidate should have a M.D. or Ph.D. or an equivalent degree, with a strong research program that has active extramural grant support and complements interests in both units. Physician scientists are especially encouraged to apply and will be provided at least 75% protected time for research. The UK College of Medicine, a major regional Medical Center, offers competitive compensation based on rank and experience and an excellent benefits package.

The major research areas in MIMG include host defense to infectious agents, microbial pathogenesis, molecular genetics, and basic and clinical immunology. The department has currently 25 faculty members. Detailed information about their research interests can be seen at the website: http://www.mc.uky.edu/microbiology/

The ID division has an active fellowship program. The division is home to the Bluegrass Care Clinic, which is an active clinic with a full multidisciplinary HIV team (over 1100 HIV patients). The clinic sees a large number of general infectious diseases as well and serves a large number of  bone and soft tissue infections. The ID division has busy inpatient consult services including general infectious disease, transplant ID, and a specialized Bone and Joint service. More information about the ID faculty is available at: http://www.mc.uky.edu/ID/

The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington, which is in the heart of the Bluegrass Region. Lexington is one of the top ranked college towns in the country for quality of life (http://livability.com/top-10/top-10-college-towns-2013/lexington/ky). The university is home to an NIH Clinical and Translational Science award, an NCI recognized Markey Cancer Center, and a Nanotechnology Center.  The institution also has state of the art core facilities such as flow cytometry, microarray, proteomics, metabolomics, confocal imaging, in vivo imaging, next generation sequencing, biostatistics, magnetic resonance imaging. The University is home to a College of Public Health with strong interests in epidemiology and systems biology. The College of Medicine recently added a brand new hospital with outstanding modern facilities. NIH funding of approximately $50 million to the College of Medicine places it among the top 38 public medical schools nationwide.

Interested persons should send their curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and the names of three references to:

Kate Fresca
Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine
MS415 Chandler Medical Center, 800 Rose St.
Lexington, KY 40536-0230

by email to kfres1@uky.edu.

We will begin to consider applicants on May 15, 2014, and will continue the search until an appropriate candidate is identified. 

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  We encourage applications from individuals with diverse experiences and backgrounds.