Stony Brook University — Assistant / Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Virology, Host-Pathogen Interactions (Tenure-Track)

Assistant/Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Virology, Host-Pathogen Interactions (Tenure-Track)

Location: Stony Brook, New York
Open Date: Sep 23, 2022
Deadline: Oct 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant/Associate Professor level from candidates wishing to establish vigorous extramurally supported research programs in areas of virology, viral pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, and emerging infections. The successful candidate will complement existing areas of expertise within the Department, participate in the Department's educational mission of graduate, medical school, and undergraduate teaching, and perform University and Departmental service. The Department believes diversity and inclusion are essential to achieving excellence and the successful applicant must demonstrate a commitment to promoting and advancing these values in research and teaching practices.

The Department ( along with the adjacent Center for Infectious Diseases ( provide a highly interactive scientific community through intra- and inter-departmental collaborative interactions with faculty throughout the university and the Renaissance School of Medicine. The Department is home to two graduate programs (Microbiology and Immunology; Genetics) and two NIH-funded training grants (T32, K12), providing opportunities for graduate student and postdoctoral fellow mentoring and support. The position offers competitive startup support and modern research space. Stony Brook University maintains state-of-the-art core facilities that deliver support in a number of areas including microscopy and animal imaging, flow cytometry, RNA and single cell sequencing, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, animal maintenance, and BSL3 containment. A recently completed Laboratory for Comparative Medicine provides animal facilities for ABSL3 research. The dynamic intellectual environment includes the Stony Brook University tertiary care Hospital and Cancer Center, and nearby Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a VA Hospital and Research Center, and Brookhaven National Laboratory Research Facilities.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have a PhD or MD degree (or equivalent) and three years or more of postdoctoral experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred candidates will show evidence of a track record of research and publications in viral pathogenesis and the host response to infection, with a preference for research focused on basic mechanisms underlying viral pathogenesis, viral replication, host-pathogen interactions, and the development of therapeutics and other translational aspects. Candidates who have demonstrated the ability to procure extramural funding are highly preferred.

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Anticipated Start: Fall 2023

Campus Description

Long Island's premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine, represents Stony Brook University's entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook's health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, the five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 624 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County's only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children's, with more than 180 pediatric specialists in 30 specialties, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region. In the Medical and Research Translation (MART) building, two floors are occupied by Stony Brook University Cancer Center’s outpatient services, and four floors are devoted to cancer research. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential core values at Stony Brook Medicine. We believe we do our best and most impactful work when we leverage our diverse, equitable and inclusive perspectives. We are proud to recruit and hire talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.


In response to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation requiring Hospital and Nursing Home personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, candidates selected for patient care positions or positions that may come in contact with patients or patient care employees, if not already vaccinated, must be fully vaccinated or obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the DOH vaccine protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later. The regulation also allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.

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Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information,veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.