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Faculty Positions in Infectious Disease Research

The Public Health Research Institute (PHRI; www.phri.org) of New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, located in Newark, New Jersey, is recruiting two faculty members at the intermediate or senior levels. PHRI is a leading infectious disease research center that emphasizes basic and translational sciences. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. and a funded research program addressing critical questions in fungal, bacterial, or viral biology and/or host responses. Concurrent active clinical practice will also be highly regarded. Preference will be given to programs focused on respiratory infections. PHRI is housed in a state of the art research facility that has extensive core services, including a nationally designated BSL3 laboratory and animal facilities and an X-ray facility for structural studies. PHRI offers a robust and highly collegial research environment, generous start-up funds, and a comprehensive benefits package. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and accomplishments, and a list of at least three references.

Any questions or applications should be sent to: Dr. Barry Kreiswirth, Public Health Research Institute, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 225 Warren Street, Newark, NJ 07103. Telephone: (973) 854-3240. Fax: (973) 854-3101. Email: kreiswba@njms.rutgers.edu

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For more information, please visit www.recruitment.rutgers.edu. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

To download a PDF copy of the recruitment advertisement, select PDF Document.

Theobald Smith Society “Young Investigator Award” for PHRI Faculty

SubbianDr. Selvakumar Subbian, Assistant Professor at the Public Health Research Institute (PHRI) of New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) has been awarded the “Young Investigator Award” for 2017 by the Theobald Smith Society (TSS). This award recognizes the scientific achievements of young investigators in the junior stages of their career, working in either academics or industry. TSS is a branch of American Society for Microbiology (ASM). The candidate for TSS awards are nominated primarily by senior scientists and/or research directors to recognize exceptionally qualified people. More details about TSS can be found at www.asmbranches.org

Dr. Subbian’s research at PHRI encompasses studies of human infectious diseases using in vitro and animal models to better understand host immune responses, particularly in tuberculosis. His research is supported by funds from NIH/NIAID, Gates Foundation and by NJHF.

  2.01.18   www.life-worldwide.org: February 1: World Aspergillosis Day
  12.01.17   www.asbmb.org: In memoriam: Harvey Penefsky
  11.13.17   www.who.int: World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13-19 November 2017
  10.02.17   www.gaffi.org: Already saving lives from fungal disease – GAFFI’s 4-year legacy
  09.19.17   www.cnn.com: The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO says

  01.30.18   A Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Selvakumar Subbian. Visit Employment Opportunities for details.
  01.26.18   Dr. David Perlin, executive director of PHRI, was among a select group of fellows elected into the American Academy of Microbiology. For details, please visit: www.asm.org.
  11.30.17   The 2018 “Microbiology at Rutgers Symposium” will take place on Thursday and Friday Feb. 1st and 2nd, 2018, at Trayes Hall on the Cook/Douglass campus in New Brunswick. As in previous years, the symposium will include a keynote talk by Dr. Gloria Dominguez-Bello, a Henry Rutgers Professor who specializes in microbiome research, on Thursday night, ten 30 minute talks describing current microbiology research at Rutgers, and poster presentations by students and postdoctoral fellows.

The symposium web page sebs.rutgers.edu/events/microbiology is now open for registration and for submission of poster titles; once you register, the poster submission page will open up. The organization encourages students and postdocs to register and present their research in a poster format. The deadline for registration is Jan. 26th and the deadline for poster submission is Jan. 18th.
  10.24.17   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as part of the CDC's Antibiotic Resistance Solutions Initiative, has awarded a team led by Drs. David Perlin and Milena Kordalewska, a $300,000 contract over two years to identify a new way to rapidly and accurately detect C. auris in swabs from patients and hospital environments. They will also analyze transmission patterns in New Jersey healthcare facilities using genetic fingerprint technology. Please visit: www.news-medical.net for details. More information and updates on the program can be found at: www.cdc.gov. Additional press releases can be found at www.thejerseytomatopress.com and www.healthnewsdigest.com


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