VCU Department of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease/Microbiology-Immunology Physician Scientist


Richmond, VA


Infectious Diseases

Virginia Commonwealth University Health

Department of Internal Medicine/Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Division of Infectious Diseases 

Physician Scientist

The Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Virginia Commonwealth University jointly invites applicants for a tenure eligible position as a physician scientist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level studying the molecular basis of microbial pathogenesis. 

Virginia Commonwealth University is an urban university with over 32,000 students located in Richmond, Virginia, two hours south of Washington D.C. As one of the nation’s top research universities it attracts more than $255 million a year in sponsored research funding.  Twenty-seven VCU graduate and professional programs rank among the best in the nation in US News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”  Richmond, the state capital, is situated between the Shenandoah Mountains and the Virginia/North Carolina coast.  This central location provides an affordable lifestyle with easy access to beaches, mountains and other metropolitan areas on the east coast.



Provide superior, compassionate and innovative clinical care to our patients using state-of-the-art knowledge and resources.

Teaching in the areas of infectious diseases and host-pathogen interactions.

Mentor research projects of graduate students who are registered for MICR697 (Directed Research) and/or postdoctoral fellows.

Serve on departmental, School, and/or University committees as necessary, as well as in a professional capacity in their field (e.g., reviewer, study section service, officer in a national society, etc.).

Research areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, investigation of mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, genomics, microbiome studies, innovative therapeutics/mechanisms of antimicrobial action and/or resistance and public health epidemiology.

Establish a nationally recognized research program with a record of publication in refereed journals and external funding.

Expand his/her research program consistent with the expectations of VCU’s Quest for Distinction.

Development of an independent research program.




  • Board eligible/board certified M.D. (or equivalent M.B.B.S or D.O.) with experience in infectious diseases or a closely related discipline.
  • Minimum of three years of research experience.
  • Record of publication and conference dissemination demonstrating expertise in the faculty’s area of research.


  • M.D./Ph.D. with experience in basic science research.
  • Record of external funding or proposal submissions to obtain funding.
  • Teaching experience at the medical undergraduate and/or graduate level in infectious diseases, microbiology, immunology, genetics, molecular biology or a related discipline.
  • Current NIH K or similar award recipient preferred.

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Karin Guye

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