Faculty Positions at University of Arizona- GI Microbiology and Virology

The University of Arizona’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and
BIO5 Institute are supporting two tenure-eligible faculty hires to be based at the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences (ACBS).
Successful applicants will also become a "BIO5 fellows". ACBS houses over
120 faculty and staff working across diverse areas of agriculture and biomedical sciences, while the BIO5 Institute is an interdisciplinary research unit bringing together researchers from Agriculture, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy and Science. Both positions offer excellent opportunities for collaborations with faculty members in basic science and clinical departments throughout campus and include access to start-up funding and laboratory facilities.

*Assistant/Associate Professor in Gastrointestinal Microbiology*: We are seeking candidates with a primary disciplinary focus in gastrointestinal microbiology and a secondary focus in gut-brain axis biology, obesity, colorectal cancer, host-microbe interactions, food safety, metagenomics, metabolomics, or microbial pathogenesis are encouraged to apply. Expertise in the application of advanced computational biology and wet lab approaches to further understanding of the human and vertebrate animal microbiome is preferred. For detailed information about this position, including how to apply online, please see:

*Assistant/Associate Professor in Virology:* We seek individuals with a demonstrated interest in applying virology and immunology approaches to understanding animal and/or human health and developing novel therapeutic approaches. In keeping with the BIO5 mandate, expertise in the application of advanced computational biology approaches to investigating virus-host, virus-virus or virus-microbe interactions is preferred. For detailed information about this position, including how to apply online, please see:

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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