Providence/Boston Center for Aids Research (CFAR)

Job Opportunities

Open positions both within and outside the Providence/Boston CFAR institutions. 

Assistant Professor and Associate Professor positions, Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Boston University School of Medicine

The Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine seek new investigators to join the Section of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine. Successful candidates must qualify for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Medicine.  Applicants must have an MD, PhD or equivalent degree and have the ability to lead an independent research program in basic, translational or clinical research.  Areas of focus include but are not limited to immunology, the microbiome, and antibiotic resistance.  Physician scientists must also be board eligible in Infectious Diseases (certification is preferred), and have demonstrated excellence in patient care and teaching.

The Boston Medical Center Infectious Diseases Section oversees the largest HIV/AIDS program in New England and one of the largest STD practices in Massachusetts, provides diagnostic and clinical care for diseases incurred through international travel and migration, and sees a broad spectrum of infections in patients with opioid-use disorders and with many comorbid and immunocompromising conditions. 

Our section offers research strengths that include HIV pathology, innate and adaptive immunology; bacterial pathogenesis; emerging infections, tuberculosis and global health; epidemiology, health services and outcomes research. Numerous faculty have joint appointments in the School of Public Health or the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory and we are part of the Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR).   Boston University Medical Campus has state of the art core research facilities.  Resources will be made available to assure the success of the candidate’s research program.

Applicants should email their CV and a brief narrative of their research background and plans to Colleen Grenier, Administrative Director, Section of Infectious Diseases at [email protected].  We will begin review of applications January 15, 2020.

Division of Infectious Diseases

Department of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Rhode Island Hospital/Miriam Hospital

Job Description


Minimum requirements include: board eligibility (board certification preferred) in infectious diseases, strong clinical background excellence in patient care and teaching, and a commitment to scholarly participation in the Infectious Diseases research programs of The Warren Alpert Medical School. Experience and a publication record in any field of Infectious Diseases is desirable. It is preferred that the candidate has a track record of funded or competitively funded research proposal. Research field with potential for a competitive K grant submission within the first year. Preference will be given to applicants with a funded or favorably scored K application


The incumbent will be expected to participate as a preceptor in the Core Clerkship in the Department of Medicine and the Division of Infectious Disease at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Newport Hospital. The incumbent will be expected to participate in the teaching programs of the Division of Infectious Disease at the Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Newport Hospital, which includes residents in Medicine and fellows in Infectious Diseases.


The incumbent will be expected to establish, coordinate, and integrate research protocols at the Rhode Island Hospital or The Miriam Hospital. The incumbent will be expected to establish an independent investigative program, preferably focusing on Infectious Diseases research. It is expected that over half of the incumbent's time will be devoted to research and 60% of time will be provided for at least 2 years. The protected time will increase as per NIH requirements should the applicant have or obtain a K award.

Patient Care

The incumbent will be expected to spend time on the clinical Infectious Diseases service and to see patients in the outpatient Infectious Diseases units.

Service Responsibilities

The incumbent will be expected to actively participate in all activities of the Division of Infectious Diseases, the Department of Medicine, and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.