David J. Ellis Chair in Antimicrobial Resistance

Job Location: 

East Lansing MI, USA

Closing date: 

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 01:15

Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Michigan State University


David J. Ellis Chair in Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)


The Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Michigan State University (http://www.cvm.msu.edu/lcs) seeks candidates for the prestigious position of David J. Ellis Chair in Antimicrobial Resistance. The successful candidate will lead and enhance research programs that complement college and campus-wide interdisciplinary initiatives in One Health especially focused on efforts in antimicrobial resistance solutions. Applicants are sought with strong records of research contributions in antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, host-microbe-microbiome biology, microbial pathogenicity mechanisms, microbial immunology and immunity to infection, genetics of infection resistance or susceptibility, and evolution of pathogenicity; outstanding candidates in drug discovery related to antimicrobial resistance are encouraged to apply. The position holds potential for a joint-appointment in the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics.


The investigator holding the David J. Ellis Chair will be prominent within the College of Veterinary Medicine, collaborating with researchers in other departments and colleges on campus.  Interdisciplinary research opportunities exist through the Departments of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Physiology, and Chemistry. Other collaborative opportunities are in the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering, BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, the Enteric Disease Research Investigational Network, Center for Microbial Ecology, Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Center for Water Sciences, Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER), and Institute for Computational Biology.  Participation and leadership in teaching and promoting graduate student education and post-doctoral training programs is also expected.  The appointment will be in the tenure system at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. A highly competitive startup package, outstanding laboratory facilities, and substantial annual discretionary funding from the David J. Ellis Endowment are part of the appointment.


Applicants should have a Ph.D., D.V.M., or M.D. or equivalent advanced degree(s), an internationally recognized research program and a desire for continued scholarly and creative growth. We are seeking an outstanding individual with an established and current record of extramural research funding at the federal level and demonstrated commitment to graduate student education. The application must include: i) a letter of application addressing the required position qualifications,ii) a current curriculum vitae; iii) an NIH biosketch for candidate’s R01 or equivalent grant (including current and pending research support) (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-032.html); iv) a statement of not more than 5 pages describing future research and training plans, and including the impact the applicant aims to have on the field over the next five to ten years; and v)contact information for up to three individuals to serve as references who are familiar with the applicant’s potential and past record of accomplishments. Submit application materialsto Careers@MSU, the Michigan State University electronic application system, at:https://careers.msu.edu (posting #592154). Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.  Questions regarding the position can be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Linda S. Mansfield atmansfie4@cvm.msu.edu


MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employees' work and personal life and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.