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Assistant Professor in Pathogen and/or Microbiome Research

The Translational Genomics Research Institute
Bellemont, AZ
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Dec 12, 2021

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The Pathogen and Microbiome Division (TGen North) of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Flagstaff, AZ is looking to hire an Assistant Professor in Pathogen and/or Microbiome Research

Individuals are invited to apply for an Assistant Professor faculty position in the Pathogen and Microbiome Division (TGen North), a part of the non-profit Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), located in Flagstaff, AZ. TGen is a global leader in the advancement of science and technology to impact human disease. We are seeking individuals with research interests that complement existing strengths in basic or translational pathogen and infectious disease research, which may include genomics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, microbiology, or clinical expertise.

The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) develop an intensive research program that is supported by awards from extramural agencies and/or foundations; (2) contribute largely to TGen's One Health mission to improve human health; and (3) perform service for the Division, TGen and the larger research community.

General Information:

The Pathogen and Microbiome Division of TGen (TGen North) is focused on translating microbial genomics science into positive impacts on human health. The Division has a strong public health mission with a One Health focus, combining genomics and other next-generation sciences with the need for interdisciplinary health research involving human, animal, and environmental health sectors. TGen North works closely with the three Arizona state universities, including successful 15-year collaboration with the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute at Northern Arizona University, under the leadership of world-renowned microbial genomics professor Dr. Paul Keim. TGen North has a strong population health program, supporting local, tribal, state-federal, and international health agencies, and has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 response since Jan 2020. TGen continually seeks to add new talent from differing disciplines and experiences who are dedicated to achieving its mission of positively impacting human health. The TGen North facility is located in Flagstaff, Arizona, and has BSL2 and BSL3 micro labs, cell culture, state-of-the-art molecular labs, a robust high-throughput sequencing center, and uses the best-in-class HPC environment at Headquarters in Phoenix, AZ. All TGen North teams are supported by an experienced bioinformatics and software development team and a dedicated full-service administrative team.

Additionally, in 2016, TGen joined forces with The City of Hope in California, allowing for direct connectivity to a large clinical research and delivery center. The City of Hope affiliation is already providing a wealth of opportunities to advance Microbiome as a critical piece of clinical care and management of chronic and complex diseases.

Flagstaff is a university town with a resident population of about 67,000 and is rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40. With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby environmental attractions include the Grand Canyon, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl. Flagstaff also has rich a rich history in scientific discovery and application from Lowell Observatory (where Pluto was discovered), the rich environmental resource setting, and a growing biotechnology sector that includes TGen and Gore and Associates (a global leader in medical device technology), to the numerous community and research partnerships with Northern Arizona University, a high research university. Notably, Flagstaff has been named America's First STEM Community.

About TGen and City of Hope:

TGen is a preeminent leader in precision medicine, translating genetic and genomic discoveries with life-changing results. We are defining 21st-century health care delivery with major advances in genomic-enabled medicine that are revolutionizing how to prevent, diagnose and treat disease. TGen specializes in helping patients with cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, infectious disease, metabolic diseases, and rare childhood disorders. Our translational research enterprise provides an unparalleled environment for innovation, discovery, and creative collaboration supported by physicians and scientists who are prominent leaders in their fields. Our 30 lead investigators and nearly 200 support personnel work at sites in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Flagstaff, Arizona.

City of Hope delivers scientific miracles that make lives whole again. A world leader in cancer research, treatment, and prevention, doctors partner with scientists to transform laboratory breakthroughs into treatments that outsmart cancer, as well as diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

. Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Biology, Microbiology, Epidemiology, Molecular Biology, Computer Science or related discipline
  • Successful completion of a postdoctoral fellowship or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of conducting translational research complementary to the research of current faculty members in the Pathogen and Microbiome Division
  • Demonstrated success with submitting proposals for external and/or internal research and obtaining funding.
  • Demonstrated considerable success with peer-reviewed research publications
  • Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working with younger researchers, colleagues, and community members from culturally and scientifically diverse backgrounds

Applicants should submit electronically, a curriculum vitae, cover letter, a brief description of your research. Applicants should also write a vision statement, no longer than two pages, that outlines one or more major unsolved problems in their field and how they plan to address them at TGen. The vision statement should be a forward-thinking document and go beyond a summary of the applicant's prior and current research.

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