This position will serve as Head of the Centers NHP Infectious Disease Resource (IDR) and report to the Division Chief, Comparative Medicine. Responsible for developing an IDR team to provide professional and technical expertise for managing and conducting infectious disease studies using NHPs to achieve to the highest level possible, the goals of the studies in an environment that is safe for both personnel and study animals. The IDR provides: 1) comprehensive management and specialized technical services necessary for conducting complex NHP infectious disease protocols using large cohorts of animals for multi-investigator program projects investigating several hypotheses in parallel; 2) hosts and conducts NHP infectious disease studies for off-site collaborating investigators; 3) assists new investigators in their transition from research focused on small animals or humans to NHPs; 4) develops NHP infectious disease models to support new research projects; and 5) provides access to state-of-the-art immunological assays and analysis and anatomic pathology required for infectious disease studies using NHP models.
The overall goal is to enhance the rhesus macaque (and other Macaca species) as a model for investigating viral pathobiology and immunobiology, immunotherapy, gene therapy, and vaccine development relevant to human HIV infection, AIDS-related opportunistic infections and other infectious diseases.
The duties of this position include: Plan, develop, and direct an independent and nationally recognized research program focused on improving nonhuman primates (NHP) for use as models for human infectious diseases, developing new NHP models for human infectious diseases, and NHP virology.
Doctoral degree (PhD/DPhil) related to infectious disease or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/MD) from an AVMA-accredited college/university
Outstanding record of research accomplishments as evidenced by publications in major peer reviewed journals and a funding history with the NIH
Experience managing a complex research program utilizing nonhuman primates
A valid Driver's License and the ability to drive DCM/ONPRC vehicles on and off campus
Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
Board Certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is highly desirable
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