Faculty Positions 

The department of microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine is recruiting PhD, MD, or MD/PhD scientists to fill tenure-track, open-rank faculty positions in three different areas of emphasis:

Tumor Immunology

The successful candidate will join the thriving faculty of the Markey Cancer Center, an NCI designated 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 and biomarker discovery, cancer vaccines, bioinformatics, and systems biology. Assistant professor, associate professor, or professor in microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics - FE02716 – 51048668 - https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/347952.


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 professor, associate professor, or professor in microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics - FE02717 – 51048669 - https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/347959.


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 professor, associate professor, or professor in microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics – FE02715 – 51048667 - https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/347939.

Who We Are 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/their 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.

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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 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 more than 15 national destinations and connecting service to hundreds of destinations worldwide via Blue Grass Airport (LEX), located 15 minutes away from downtown.

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