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Tenure-Track Faculty in Comparative Medicine | Department of Pathology

Job Description

Leading the way as an Academic Learning Health System, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM) provides internationally recognized leadership in the translation of basic to clinical science. Committed to fostering an intellectually engaging and collaborative environment, we are seeking a faculty member at the Assistant Professor level to join the interdisciplinary team in the Section of Comparative Medicine. This faculty member must have experience and/or interest in nonhuman primate models.

Candidates must have the following qualifications:

  • Terminal degree (i.e., DVM, PhD, DO, PharmD, MD).
  • Experience and/or interest in nonhuman primate models.
  • Plans for obtaining extramural research funding commensurate with rank as it will be expected that the successful candidate will maintain an independent, extramurally funded research program following a start-up period.
  • Track record of research accomplishments and/or publications commensurate with rank.
  • Strong quantitative, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Ideal candidates will have experience teaching and mentoring graduate students/postdoctoral fellows as well as facilitating complex biomolecular and biostatistical analyses; familiarity with animal and cellular imaging modalities; microbiome in the context of disease pathogenesis; and/or molecular and cellular pathology.

Comparative Medicine is home to 16 faculty members who are uniquely skilled to serve as the center for primate expertise and provide research services to other investigators. Areas of research strength include aging, cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease, behavioral neurobiology, radiation effects, cancer, and pediatric/developmental programming. The Section is also home to two NIH-funded national resource nonhuman primate (NHP) colonies (the Vervet Research Colony consisting of over 300 genotyped and pedigreed vervet monkeys, and the NIAID Radiation Late Effects Cohort, consisting of over 150 rhesus monkeys previously exposed to radiation) with a total population of approximately 500 NHPs. Additional onsite resources available to faculty include imaging capabilities for large animals (CT/DEXA) with expansion underway to include PET/CT, MRI and a linear accelerator onsite (currently available at a separate campus), and a ~2600 sq ft ABSL-3 facility. These primate resources provide abundant research opportunities and serve as magnets for collaborative work. 

Institutional centers involved in collaborative research efforts include the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention, the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), the Cardiovascular Sciences Center, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the Wake Forest University Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Center for Precision Medicine, and the Translational Imaging Program. A few of the many CTSI programs designed to support new research faculty include a Translational Research Academy, K Award Writer Series, Research Studios, and the opportunity to apply for a 2-year KL2 Career Development Award. The broader WFUSM community consists of over 1000 faculty spanning over 40 academic departments and over 25 academic Centers or Institutes.

Our highly integrated academic and clinical environment is deeply committed to improving health, elevating hope, and advancing healing – for all.

If you are interested, please submit an application packet includes 1) a complete curriculum vitae and 2) a letter of intent that highlights research goals to Kassie Walters, Sr. HR Consultant at . Applications received by August 15, 2023 will receive full consideration; we will review applications received after that date on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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