Employment Opportunities


The department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine (http://microbiology.med.uky.edu/) is recruiting PhD, MD, or MD/PhD scientists to fill tenure-track open rank faculty positions in three different areas of emphasis. All academic appointment will be within the department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics.

Tumor immunology The successful candidate will join the thriving faculty of the Markey Cancer Center, an NCI designated center (https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey-cancer-center), whose research programs include a unique blend of basic, clinical and population research. Research areas of interest include basic cancer immunotherapy, tumor microenvironment, cancer immunogenomics, cancer immune-metabolism, population based immuno-omics, immune monitoring & biomarker discovery, cancer vaccines, bioinformatics, and systems biology. Assistant, Associate or Professor in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics - FE02716 – 51048668 - https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/347952

Virology We seek scientists who will pursue a research program in viral immunology, virus-host interactions, viral pathogenesis, or related areas in virology relevant to human disease. Ideal applicants will be creative and collaborative scientists using state-of-the-art approaches that combine genomics, cell biology, genetics, bioinformatics, biochemistry and in vitro or in vivo models of infection. Assistant, Associate or Professor in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics - FE02717 – 51048669 - https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/347959

Microbiome We seek a scientist whose research program investigates how to disentangle host-microbiome interactions broadly across disease states. Potential research areas include (but are not limited to) investigating how the microbiome modulates host responses to infection/vaccination, cancer immunotherapy, neuro-inflammation, aging, and drug/alcohol abuse. Assistant, Associate or Professor in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics – FE02715 – 51048667 - https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/347939

Application process Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research focus and teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference. Please apply using the links provided under each position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until the position are filled. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.

Who are we looking for Successful candidates will have track records of creativity and productivity, a desire to integrate into our growing community of collaborative researchers, and a dedication to our values of diversity. Candidates will be expected to build and maintain a high quality, extramurally funded research program; contribute to our teaching mission; mentor doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows; and provide service to the University and academic community at a level commensurate with his/her career stage. We especially encourage applicants with research interests that embrace interdisciplinary approaches and can integrate with one or more areas of strength within the University of Kentucky including infectious disease, diabetes and obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, substance abuse, and neuroscience.

Who we are The University of Kentucky is located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region, one of the top ranked areas in the country for quality of life. It offers an intellectually vibrant and collegial research community spanning multiple colleges and centers with a strong commitment to inclusive excellence. UK College of Medicine has a well-established faculty mentoring program for career development, which includes formal training for mentors and mentees as well as guidance for navigating the promotion process, establishing multidisciplinary research, and seeking funding opportunities. Lexington (https://www.visitlex.com) is a cosmopolitan city with a population of approximately 300,000 that was voted 9th friendliest city by Conde Nast Traveler in 2021. The city offers an array of cultural activities, a multitude of recreation areas, with many hiking and biking trails as well as water related activities, and a full menu of collegiate sports. The city is strategically located with non-stop flights to 17 national destinations and connecting service to hundreds of destinations worldwide via Blue Grass Airport (LEX), located 15 minutes away from downtown.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.