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Posted: 14 Sep 2011
Director, Center for Immunology
Type of Position: Full-time   
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Deadline: 1 Jan 2038
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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The Director will lead the new Center for Immunology with responsibility to expand the existing Immunology research program in the Department of Pathology and lead interdepartmental research and education programs in Immunology. A substantial start-up package will be provided for the Director's laboratory, and the Director will have responsibility to lead recruitment of 3-4 additional faculty positions supported by start-up packages.

The current Immunology program's strengths include fundamental immunology (innate immunity, signaling, MHC molecules, APCs, T cell biology), immunology of infectious diseases (particularly tuberculosis and HIV), autoimmunity (e.g. IBD) and other topics. Annual research funding in areas related to infectious disease immunology, pathogenesis and biology exceeds $100M at CWRU and affiliated institutions. Research training is focused on the Immunology Training Program (


Candidates should be established scientists with international stature and successful and rigorous research programs. Leadership experience and a successful track record as a scientific mentor are desired. Appointment as Professor with tenure is anticipated.


Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Clifford V. Harding, Chair, Department of Pathology, c/o Denise Davis (