Positions in Our Department
09/18/2013 Theoretical/Computational Neuroscientist, University of Rochester
The Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester is seeking to hire a tenure-track faculty member in the area of theoretical and computational neuroscience. We are primarily interested in candidates who employ theoretical and/or computational approaches to address fundamental questions regarding neural coding, sensory and perceptual processing, motor control, cognition, and decision-making. Candidates who demonstrate a strong interest in collaborating with experimentalists are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will join a dynamic, collegial department whose focus is the study of learning and development, perception, motor control and cognition, through combined neurobiological, computational, and behavioral research (http://www.bcs.rochester.edu); she or he will also be part of a university–wide neuroscience community engaged in graduate and undergraduate education. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three referees via the following website: http://www.rochester.edu/fort/bcs. Questions concerning this position can be addressed to Dr. Gregory C. DeAngelis, chair of the search committee [email: ]. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013. The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.
09/18/2013 Systems Neuroscientist, University of Rochester
The Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester is seeking to hire a tenure-track faculty member in the area of systems neuroscience. We are primarily interested in candidates who employ experimental approaches to address fundamental questions regarding the neural basis of behavior. Specific areas of interest include sensory neural coding, motor control, decision-making, plasticity, learning and memory. Candidates working in both primate and non-primate model systems are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will join a dynamic, collegial department whose focus is the study of learning and development, perception, motor control and cognition through combined neurobiological, computational, and behavioral research (http://www.bcs.rochester.edu/); she or he will also be part of a university–wide neuroscience community engaged in graduate and undergraduate education. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three referees via the following website: http://www.rochester.edu/fort/bcs. Questions concerning this position can be addressed to Dr. Gregory C. DeAngelis, chair of the search committee [email: ]. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013. The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.
Positions at Related Institutions and Programs
09/18/2013 Asst. Prof. (Tenure-Track), Human Developmental Neuroscience, Carnegie Mellon
The Department of Psychology and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) at Carnegie Mellon University seek to fill the Ronald J. and Mary Ann Zdrojkowski Career Development Chair in human developmental neuroscience at the assistant professor, tenure- track, level. A successful candidate will be committed to high-quality teaching and should have a background that includes core areas within cognitive neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, or social neuroscience, a strong grounding in theory, cutting-edge methods, and experience fostering collaborations with other areas in psychology, development, cognitive science, and neuroscience. Carnegie Mellon is committed to an expansion of its faculty and facilities in the area of mind and brain research and is particularly seeking scientists who span multiple disciplines and employ multiple methodologies in their research. Facilities include a state-of-the-art MRI facility, EEG, NIRS, and MEG systems, and several large-scale, high-performance computing clusters.
The appointment will be joint between the Department of Psychology and the CNBC. The candidate will join a growing and highly interactive computational, cognitive, and neuroscience community and is expected to be an active participant in the CNBC – an interdisciplinary and collaborative research and training center jointly administered across the Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon offers highly competitive salaries and start-up packages in an attractive and highly livable urban environment.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning immediately and will continue until a suitable applicant is found or until January 31st, 2014. Applications, including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, copies of no more than 3 relevant papers, and the contact information for at least three individuals who have been asked to provide letters of reference should be submitted electronically – in PDF format – to the following email address: . Applications should indicate citizenship and, for non- US citizens, current visa status. Only complete applications in PDF format will be considered.
Concurrent with the submission of their application, applicants should also arrange for at least three reference letters – in PDF format – to be sent directly to: .
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Carnegie Mellon University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer; we invite and encourage applications from women and minorities. Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, ancestry, belief, veteran status, or genetic information. Furthermore, Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate and is required not to discriminate in violation of federal, state, or local laws or executive orders.
Inquiries concerning the application of and compliance with this statement should be directed to the vice president for campus affairs, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, telephone 412-268-2056.
09/11/2013 Asst. Professor, Systems Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School
The Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School invites applications for a tenure track position with a rank of assistant professor. We seek an outstanding scientist addressing fundamental or translational questions in neuroscience with a central focus on systems neuroscience. We are open to a wide variety of experimental approaches and animal models, including small mammals, non-human primates, and invertebrate model species. Expertise in computational modeling is also highly desirable.
This position offers outstanding scholarly and scientific resources in a collegial and collaborative department with strong ties to related departments throughout Harvard University, the Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals, and the Boston neuroscience community. The position provides the opportunity to join a growing coalition of researchers at Harvard Medical School interested in the organization and function of neural circuits.
The position also offers the opportunity to teach exceptional graduate and medical students with strong interests in neuroscience and related fields. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent graduate degree.
Applicants should send a C.V., and a 3-page research statement (1-page summary of research contributions and 2-page description of plans for future work) by Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 as a single PDF. Applicants should arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent directly to the search committee.
Please send all application materials to the following online portal: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/4982
Harvard Medical School is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
09/03/2013 Asst. Professor, Neuroscience, Pomona College
AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE. Pomona College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Psychology with affiliate status in the Department of Neuroscience. We are seeking outstanding candidates with: 1) a commitment to teaching; 2) and the ability to integrate undergraduates into an active fMRI neuroimaging research program on emotions; and 3) a demonstrated commitment to recruiting and retaining students from underrepresented groups in the sciences. Competitive start-up funds will be provided. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Teaching load is two courses per semester and will include Introductory Psychology, a laboratory course in emotions (2 courses), a laboratory course in neuroimaging of cognitive and affective neuroscience (2 courses), and an advanced seminar in area of specialty. Equal supervision of research and senior theses in Psychology and Neuroscience is expected.
Send a dossier, including (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) three brief statements one addressing teaching philosophy, one addressing scholarship and one describing demonstrated ability to support racial/ethnic diversity via advising, teaching and/or research mentoring (d) three letters of recommendation. Dossier should be submitted to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2880academicjobsonline.com. Complete dossiers received before November 1 will receive full consideration.
Pomona College is an equal opportunity /Affirmative Action employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and students. We especially invite applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups including racial/ethnic minorities, women, members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The Psychology and Neuroscience Departments support equal access to high education and value working in a richly diverse environment.
09/03/2013 Asst. Professor, Developmental Psychology, Gustavus Adolphus College
Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology (specialization open) in the Department of Psychological Science to begin September 1, 2014.
We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in Developmental Psychology (specialization open), but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching, advising, and research collaboration with undergraduates. Previous academic experience with diverse populations is highly desirable.
Teaching responsibilities include introductory Developmental courses, an upper level seminar in the candidate's specialty area as well as core courses such as, General Psychology or Psychological Research Methods.
To apply, send PDF copies of cover letter, cv, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, transcripts (scanned acceptable), and three confidential letters of recommendation to .
Application information is also available at: http://www.gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, contact Dr. Jennifer Ackil at . Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2500 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families. As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE/M/F/V/D
06/20/2013 Faculty position, UC Irvine
The Brain Circuits Laboratory at the University of California, Irvine is searching for an accomplished Ph.D. level scientist with knowledge of functional brain imaging and cognitive or systems neuroscience to assume a position as a senior scientist focusing on the neurobiology of language and motor function.
The Brain Circuits Laboratory focuses on investigations of the fundamental neurobiology of language and motor systems, and their breakdown in disease. Our work puts special emphasis on mathematical and computational modeling of imaging and physiological data.
We are in need of a scientist who has completed a postdoctoral fellowship in systems, cognitive, or computational neuroscience, with serious interest in fundamental neuroscience questions about language and/or motor function. Candidates with a strong background in mathematics or statistics are particularly encouraged to apply.
All work involves using functional MRI, DTI, event-related EEG, sleep EEG, and/or TMS to study the human brain and to uncover the underlying mechanisms of neural processing of language and/or motor systems in health and disease. This position will be funded by a combination of the National Institutes of Health, the McDonnell Foundation, the University of California, Irvine, and/or other funds. Of course, candidates with independent funding will be given special consideration. This is a non-tenure track faculty position in the Department of Neurology, and comes with an initial period of guaranteed funding.
Please ask promising candidates to contact Steven L. Small, Ph.D., M.D. ( ) with a CV and a statement of past research accomplishments and future interests. Please let others in your Department and/or Institution know of this opportunity. The start date for this position is negotiable, although preference will be given to earlier dates.