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Location: Washington, DC
Employer: GWU Milken Institute SPH

Tenure-track or Tenured Associate or Full Professor in Public Health Laboratory Sciences, BSL III Laboratory Director



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Posted: 12/22/2017
EpiMonitor ID: 2017-2476

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The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health seeks a faculty member to join in the expansion of vibrant, interdisciplinary research and training programs in the laboratory sciences.  We have a tenure-track or tenured faculty position open at the associate or full professor level. 

We are seeking a faculty member who will serve as the BSL III Laboratory Director. The faculty member will be expected to engage in teaching, mentoring, and service; to have extramurally funded research; to lead investigations in a (BSL III) laboratory and to grow the research profile of this laboratory.

The School of Public Health has laboratory facilities in a brand new state of the art Science and Engineering Hall located in the heart of the GW Foggy Bottom campus (see  The facilities include a fully certified BSL III laboratory.

In addition to the expansive laboratory space on campus, many opportunities exist to establish partnerships with university-wide laboratory science initiatives in areas such as computational biology and genomics and with research centers of excellence at GW and  in the Washington DC area, including GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus, the GW Computational Biology Institute, Children’s National Medical Center, the National Institute of Science and Technology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Farm Research Campus, INOVA hospital system, the Sabin Institute, Naval Research Laboratory, the Smithsonian, and the National Institutes of Health intramural research programs.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD, MD, ScD, DrPH, or equivalent in a health sciences related discipline and a demonstrated track record of scholarly publications, extramural funding, and teaching and mentoring. We seek a faculty member with demonstrated experience specific to the public health laboratory sciences, including nutrition sciences, molecular biology, epidemiology, toxicology and exposure sciences, immunology and infectious diseases, microbiology, virology, and epigenetics.  Investigative experience in conducting and managing investigations specific to agents requiring a Biological Safety Level III laboratory is required.

Application Procedure: Applicants should apply at and upload a cover letter discussing specific qualifications and research interests, and a current curriculum vitae.

Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. 

For further information about the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University, please see .  For questions relating to this opportunity, please contact Milken Institute School of Public Health Office of Faculty Affairs at .

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. 



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