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Assistant Professor

Required Qualifications

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have a PhD or MD degree (or equivalent) and at least three years of postdoctoral experience. Candidates must show established research in the area of virology.

The successful candidate will establish a vigorous extramural research program in the area of virology, virus-host interactions, viral pathogenesis and/or viral immunology that complements existing areas of expertise within the department. The successful candidate will participate in the Department's educational mission of graduate and medical school teaching, and perform university and department service.

The Department ( and the adjacent Center for Infectious Diseases ( provide a highly interactive scientific community. The Department and School of Medicine have been at the forefront of research on viral, bacterial and fungal pathogenesis, and with a new focus on immunology. The position offers competitive startup support and salary, quality research space, and a dynamic intellectual environment. Stony Brook University maintains state-of-the-art core facilities that deliver support in a number of areas including microscopy and animal imaging, flow cytometryand cell sorting, genomics, transscriptomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, animal maintenance, and BSL3 containment. the recently completed Laboratory for Comparative Medicine includes an insectarium and provides facilities for animal BSL3 studies.

Preferred Qualifications

Research in virus-host interactions, viral pathogenesis and/or viral immunology is preferred. Candidates with a demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding will be highly considered.

Responsibilities & Requirements

The successful candidate will establish a vigorous extramural research program in the area of virology, participate in the Department's educational mission of graduate and medical school teaching, and perform university and departmental service.

Special Notes

This is a tenure track position.  FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.  Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.  Anticipated Start Date: Summer 2020


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The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure

Those interested in this position should:

1. Complete the online Applicant Information Survey.  Do not submit this survey to the department with your application.  Any questions regarding the survey, please email

2. Submit a  State Employment Application, cover letter a curriculum vitae, a three-page research statement, and the names and addresses of three references as a compiled PDF by clicking Apply.  Alternately, you may submit your application package to the departmental address or fax below.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2019. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

Competitive applicants will be asked to have letters of recommendation sent to the search committee at a later date.


Patrick Hearing, Ph.D.
Chair of Search Committee
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
130 Life Sciences Building
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5222

Campus Description

Long Island’s premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine represents Stony Brook University’s entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, the five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Renaissance School of Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 603 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children’s, with more than 180 pediatric specialists in 30 specialties, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region.


Official Job Title: Assistant Professor
REF#: F-10095-19-10
Campus: Health Sciences Center
Department: Microbiology and Immunology
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posting Start Date: 10/14/2019
Posting End Date: 12/15/2019

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 12/15/2019, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information,veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the university office of institutional diversity and equity at (631)632-6280.

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Posting Date: 10/14/2019