Host Response to Lyme Disease
The Wadsworth Center is seeking an outstanding scientist at the Assistant or Associate
Professor level to establish an independent, competitive, grant‐funded research program in the
area of the host response to Lyme Disease. The focus may include innate recognition of Borrelia
burgdorferi, elucidating the protective mechanisms of the immune response, and/or
development of novel diagnostics and vaccines. In addition to Lyme Disease biology,
applications focused on other tickborne bacterial pathogens will also receive full consideration.
Candidates applying systems biology approaches are especially encouraged to apply.
The Wadsworth Center, located in Albany, NY, is the country’s most comprehensive
state public health laboratory, with a staff of 700 that includes over 100 doctoral level
scientists. The Center provides an interactive research atmosphere encompassing infectious,
genetic, and environmental diseases and their impact on human health.
The incumbent will join a vibrant group of research scientists and epidemiologists that
participate in the Center’s Zoonotic and Vector‐borne Diseases research focus area. Established
research programs include immune evasion and pathogenesis of Lyme disease Borreliae, host
and vector factors that determine competence of arboviruses, antibody‐mediated protection
against infectious agents and population genetics of Anopheles. Complementary Wadsworth
Center research activities can be found at www.wadsworth.org.
Successful applicants will receive a highly competitive start‐up package, twelve‐month
salary, and access to the Center’s outstanding scientific cores, a BSL2/3 insectary and AAALAC
accredited BSL2/3 animal space. Faculty appointments are available in the Wadsworth Center
Masters of Laboratory Science program and the University at Albany Department of Biomedical
Sciences, School of Public Health.
Ph.D. degree or equivalent, and relevant postdoctoral research experience required.
Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, research plan and contact information for at
least three references, to firstname.lastname@example.org referencing "Host Response" in the subject
line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. AA/EOE.