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Assistant/Associate Professor in Comparative Medicine

Hiring Organization:
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Date Posted:

Position Description:
The Section on Comparative Medicine within the Department of Pathology at the Wake Forest School of Medicine invites applications for a tenure track faculty position, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will become part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers who study animal models of human disease in a research-intensive translational setting.

The Section on Comparative Medicine is home to 15 PhD, DVM, DVM/PhD, and MD faculty. NIH-funded training grants within the Section support research training for postdoctoral fellows and veterinary student summer fellows. The Section is home to two NIH-funded national resource nonhuman primate (NHP) colonies (the Vervet Research Colony consisting of over 300 genotyped and pedigreed vervet monkeys, and the NIAID Radiation Survivor Cohort, consisting of over 100 rhesus monkeys previously exposed to radiation) with a total NHP population of approximately 500. These primate resources provide abundant research opportunities and serve as a magnet for collaborative work.

Institutional centers involved in collaborative NHP research include the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the Wake Forest University Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Center for Precision Medicine, the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer?s Prevention, and the Translational Imaging Program. A few of the many CTSI programs designed to support new research faculty include a Translational Research Academy, K Award Writer Series, Research Studios, and a 3-year KL2 Career Development Award. The broader community consists of over 1000 faculty spanning over 40 academic departments and over 25 academic Centers or Institutes. The Wake Forest School of Medicine is part of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The Medical Center is the major employer in Winston-Salem, an affordable community of about 250,000 in the Piedmont region of North Carolina.

Wake Forest School of Medicine is recognized as one of America?s best schools for its innovative medical education, primary care training and research programs. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center continues to be a major research and innovation center, making important contributions to biomedical and health science research nationally and internationally. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center holds the coveted Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission, and has been ranked as one of ?America?s Best Hospitals? by U.S. News & World Report since 1993.


Successful candidates will be expected to develop and maintain an extramurally funded research program and will be encouraged to submit a K-award, if applicable. Candidates with complementary existing funding (K, R21, R01) will be highly competitive. Support of institutional and departmental teaching and mentoring for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows is essential. Collaborative research with other faculty in the department and across Wake Forest Baptist Health and other universities in North Carolina is expected.
Applicants should submit an application package as a single pdf document, including (1) a letter with statement of interest and research goals; (2) a complete curriculum vitae; and (3) names and contact information for three professional references to: Lindsay Teague, Talent Acquisition, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center at: or (336) 716-8393. You may also apply online (job ID 26977).

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to achieving diversity among its faculty and staff. It is the policy of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.

Interested candidates, please contact Lindsay Teague, Talent Acquisition, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center at: or (336) 716-8393.

EOE/AA: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Vets

Candidates should hold one or more of the degrees, DVM, PhD or MD, have interest in working with animal models, particularly nonhuman primates, and have a strong publication record and evidence of grant writing experience. A background in one or more of a broad range of research areas will be considered for this position, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and metabolic disease, cancer, aging/Alzheimer?s disease, neurobiology and behavior, immunology, and women?s health. Postdoctoral research training, strong quantitative, oral and written communication skills, familiarity with animal and cellular imaging modalities, molecular and cellular pathology, and complex biomolecular and biostatistical analyses will be considered strengths. Prior experience with primate research is desirable, but not required. Start-up package, laboratory space and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Contact Information:
Lindsay Teague
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

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