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Translational Neuroscientist Faculty Position

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Job Details
Job Order Number
8835875
Company Name
Northwestern University
Physical Address
720 University Pl
Evanston, IL 60208
Job Description

Job Opening Id: 42759

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a full-time tenure-track Investigator at the rank of Assistant Professor with interest in developing a research program in translational neuroscience. Successful candidates will aim to understand the synaptic, cellular, and circuit-level mechanisms underlying conserved biobehavioral processes relevant to major psychiatric disorders including depression, schizophrenia, trauma and stress-related disorders or substance use disorders. The faculty member will join a vibrant, multidisciplinary, and highly collaborative community of neuroscientists and clinicians at the Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern University. Applicants with interests in stress neurobiology, neuro-immune interactions, neuropharmacology, neuroplasticity, motivational neurobiology, and utilizing electrophysiology, in vivo imaging and large-scale neuronal activity recordings, human iPSC models, circuit manipulation approaches, or deep-phenotyping are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates will have an MD and/or PhD, productive postdoctoral training, and a strong track record of impactful research. Responsibilities of the position include creating an internationally recognized and extramurally funded research program and contributing to the educational mission of the institution. Physician-scientists will also be expected to contribute to the clinical mission of the department within hospital-based services.

Competitive start-up packages and space  allocations are offered. The start date is negotiable and the position will remain open until filled. Women and candidates from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. When applying, please include a 2 page research statement.

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