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Leadership in Antimicrobial Resistance Research

Michigan State University aims to develop prominence in combating the global threat of antimicrobial resistance by investing in multidisciplinary cluster hires of several new faculty investigators. Five-to-eight positions at a range of academic levels will eventually be filled in this effort. Research areas of interest will complement existing strengths and range from public policy to drug discovery and include environmental risk-assessment of antimicrobial resistance; evolution of resistance; horizontal transmission of resistance traits; infectious threats from resistant microbes in humans and animals; behavior of antimicrobial agents in the environment; the international dimension of antimicrobial resistance; identification of novel therapeutic targets; and drug development. Academic homes in any of several Departments and Colleges at Michigan State are envisioned, including Plant, Soil & Microbial Sciences; Microbiology & Molecular Genetics; Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Pediatrics; Pharmacology & Toxicology; Large Animal Clinical Sciences; Chemistry; Food Science and Human Nutrition.

We currently seek a prominent, senior investigator the area of environmental assessment and emergence of antimicrobial resistance. The successful candidate will work with a cross-disciplinary search committee on future faculty searches targeting other areas to expand our leadership and excellence in antimicrobial resistance research. A background in microbial sciences with research accomplishments in one or more of the following areas is desired: environmental microbiology, emerging agricultural threats to the use of antimicrobials, development and transmission of resistance in the environment, public policy expertise around the use of antimicrobials and transmission of resistance traits.

Applicants with a Ph.D., D.V.M., or M.D. or equivalent degree(s) and an internationally recognized research program should apply with: i) NIH Biosketch in the new format (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-032.html); ii) statement of not more than five (5) pages describing future research plans, and the impact the applicant aims to have on the field in the next five-10 years; iv) contact information for three individuals to serve as references addressing the applicant’s potential and past record of accomplishments.

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. A member of the Association of American Universities, MSU is a research-intensive institution with 17 degree-granting colleges.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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