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Immunology of Aging Researcher

Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 73908
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 55811085045110-Microbiology Immunology


Wake Forest University School of Medicine invites applications to fill an open rank, tenure track position with an individual studying immune system aging. The candidate will connect with a leading translational research program seeking to improve human health through a better understanding of aging biology.  We are particularly interested in those working in the areas of:

  • translational models of immune aging
  • immune aging in humans
  • interventions to optimize immune responses based on a mechanistic understanding of aging
  • innate immunity at the interface of the aging adaptive response
  • computational biology of the aging immune system

Wake Forest University School of Medicine has a highly collaborative, research intensive faculty and offers a dynamic environment for cutting edge multidisciplinary research. The rich collaborative environment includes many  nationally recognized research entities including: the Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention, two NIA funded centers (Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center), the Division of Public Health Sciences, an NCI-funded Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), the Center for Precision Medicine, the Center for Vaccines at the Extremes of Aging, and the WFU Primate facility which houses a breeding colony that includes aged animals as well as the long-term care and study of animals surviving high-dose irradiation in the NIAID Nuclear Countermeasures Program.

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Applicant Qualifications:

Candidates should hold a PhD, MD or equivalent degree in a relevant field. In addition to growing and maintaining a robust, internationally recognized research program and working in a team science environment across the translational spectrum, successful candidates will be expected to contribute to teaching and mentoring of students/trainees and to support an inclusive culture that welcomes diversity of experience and thought. Start-up package, laboratory space, salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. Applicants will be appointed to the department best aligning with their program.


Applicants should submit (1) a letter with statement of interest, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, and (3) a description of their current/future research program via the online application system.  Application materials may also be emailed to T.K. at [email protected].

The Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM) is a U.S. News and World Report top 50 ranked medical school.  It WFUSM has over $300M in annual, extramural funding that drives a cutting-edge Academic Learning Health System by integrating innovative research with excellent patient care across our enterprise. 

The WFUSM serves as the academic core for Advocate Health – the 5th largest non-profit health system in the U.S.  Our Enterprise serves over 6 million patients with facilities in seven states across the Southeast and Midwest (AL, GA, IL, NC, SC, WS). Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Advocate Health  employs nearly 150,000 team members across 67 hospitals and over 1,000 care locations; offers one of the nation’s largest graduate medical education programs with over 2,000 residents and fellows across more than 200 programs; and is committed to equitable care for all providing nearly $5 billion in annual community benefits. 

Our highly integrated academic and clinical environment is deeply committed to improve health, elevate hope, and advance healing – for all.   WFUSM is home to nationally- and internationally-recognized research in Alzheimer’s Disease, Aging and Mobility, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Obesity, Cancer, Neurosciences, and Regenerative Medicine. Research excellence, coupled with a robust Informatics data infrastructure, clinically integrated implementation science efforts, and a firm commitment to the promotion of health equity renders the WFUSM a rich environment for breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and improvements in quality of life.  We are in a phase of unprecedented growth and evolution, opening a second medical school campus in Charlotte, and recruiting over 40 new research-intensive faculty to bolster our commitment to growing our Academic Learning Health System. 

***Advocate Health/Wake Forest University School of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or source of payment. 

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