Microbial, Pathogens & Immunity Research Faculty
Faculty/Clinical Faculty | Rush University Medical Center – Chicago | Microbial Pathogens & Immunity

The Department of Microbial Pathogens and Immunity (MPI) at Rush University Medical Center is undergoing a vigorous expansion phase under new leadership and invites applications for full time faculty appointments at all ranks.  We are currently recruiting candidates with expertise in basic and applied research in HIV/AIDS, neuroimmunology, specifically glial biology and interface with neurodegenerative diseases, neurovirology, and mucosal immunology. The positions will be supported by competitive start-up packages and state-of-the art research facilities.


MPI is predominantly a research department within Rush Medical College. Our faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized with a research focus on HIV/AIDS (neurovirology, mucosal immunology, drug abuse co-morbidity) and host-pathogen interactions. The faculty is dedicated to innovative and impactful research and mentoring of graduate students and/or post-doctoral fellows. The faculty has no formal roles in significant didactic graduate or medical school teaching, although they may choose to contribute to this mission. 


Competitive candidates should have active research programs, with current and/or past history of funding, an outstanding publication track record, and emerging and/or national reputation in area of expertise equivalent to research experience and faculty rank. Physician scientists are encouraged to apply and will have joint appointments in an appropriate clinical department as well as in MPI. As a department committed to diversity, we encourage applications from under-represented minority groups in science.


The application process is biphasic, phase 1 involves submission of NIH style biosketch.  After an initial screen, competitive applicants will be asked, in the second phase, to provide a cover letter, a summary of research vision, curriculum vitae, and names/email addresses of three references.


Rush University System for Health (RUSH) is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. RUSH comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College. Rush University Medical Center is an elite medical community recognized for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. Our continued pursuits have earned Rush University Medical Center the distinction of being on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2021-2022. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized nine Rush programs amongst the nation’s best, including top ten national rankings for neurology and neurosurgery and orthopedics. These accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet® designation, are a reflection of the collective efforts and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and medical staff.  Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking first among 99 academic medical centers across the country. For the second consecutive year, all three Rush University System for Health hospitals have earned the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in the Healthcare Equality Index.


Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or Protected Veteran status.


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Best HospitalsRush University Medical Center is an elite medical community recognized for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. Our continued pursuits have earned Rush University Medical Center the distinction of being on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2020-2021. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized 11 Rush programs amongst the nation’s best, including top five national rankings for orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery.

These accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet® designation, are a reflection of the collective efforts and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and medical staff.

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