Assistant/Associate Professor in Immunology
United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)
Al Ain, UAE
Job description / Role
The Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS), UAE University, seeks candidates for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in Immunology. Outstanding candidates working in all areas of immunology are invited to apply. We are particularly looking for an innovative investigator with a strong research productivity who has an established, or a clear potential to establish, an independent research program. Candidates with experience in translational immunology research and with a strong background in computational and systems biology, genomics or bioinformatics will be preferred. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.
The College of Medicine operates an internationally recognized, integrated, problem/team-based learning curriculum and provides excellent research facilities. English is the language of instruction. Areas of research within the Department include integrative immunology approaches to study cancer immunity and immunotherapy, mechanisms of autoimmune disorders, molecular epidemiology of human bacterial pathogens and antibiotic resistance, development of retroviral vectors for gene therapy, EBV and its role in the pathogenesis of human diseases and public health, neuroimmune regulatory pathways, and host-pathogen interactions.
The successful candidate must have a PhD or MD/PhD from an accredited institution. The candidate should have a strong track record of research in immunology. It is expected that the appointee will also have experience in teaching medical and postgraduate students. Importantly, candidates must demonstrate the potential to establish an independent and sustained research program in their area of expertise and be able to obtain peer-reviewed internal and external funding.
About the Company
Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling about 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.
As a research-intensive university of international stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked the number one research university in the GCC, number two in the Arab World, and #370 globally.
UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand. UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.