Figure 6. Retrograde labeling of the corticopontine cells revealed layer 5-restricted elaboration of the dendritic processes.
Image credit: Watakabe, et. al. 2012 under CC BY license

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This free job bulletin board aims to help scientists identify job opportunities in the field of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and/or frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Positions described as broadly spanning neurodegenerative diseases (NDG) are noted as ‘NDG‘. The job listing includes research positions at all levels, as well as non-research positions for which a research background at the MS, PhD, or MD level is required.


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Job TitleEmployerLocationDegreeConditionsDate Posted ▾
NEW! Assistant Professor (Physiatrist)

Assistant Professor (Physiatrist)

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Description:

Job Duties Include:



  • Provide inpatient clinical services at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center (BSLMC) Hospital and TIRR Memorial Hospital.

  • Provide outpatient clinical services at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center McNair Campus and TIRR Memorial Hospital.

  • Provide clinical care services in additional Baylor College of Medicine ambulatory environments.

  • Provide on-call clinical care services at BSLMC and Quintin Meese Hospitals.

  • Management of Inpatient Rehab unit beds and consult coverage along with teaching and scholarly activity.

  • Functional restoration and pain management in patients with musculoskeletal and/or spine rehabilitation medicine needs.

  • Conduct SCI and general PMR specialty clinics in location(s)as determined.

  • Build educational SCI program at BCM.

  • Build regional SCI practice service to SCI community through education.


Preferred Qualifications: Fellowship training in SCI, Spinal Cord Injury.


Preferred Experience: Experience in Spinal Cord Injury-Disability (SCI- D), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency and Fellowship trained. Board Certified/Board Eligible in Spinal Cord Injury is preferred.


Link: https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BCM&cws=43&rid=15342&source=Indeed.com
Employer: Baylor College of Medicine
Location: Houston, TX
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MD or MD/PhD
Conditions: ALS, MS, SCI
Job posted: October 21st, 2018
Baylor College of MedicineHouston, TXMD or MD/PhDALS, MS, SCIOct 21, 2018
NEW! Assistant Professor, Neurobiology of Disease

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology of Disease

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Description:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology in Neurobiology of Disease to teach courses in neuroscience, human physiology, anatomy, or cell biology; develop an active research program leading to publications and external funding; advise undergraduate and graduate students; and provide service to the institution.


Consideration may be given to: physiologists with research on nervous system disorders, including genetic and developmental neurological disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, neuroimmunological and inflammatory disorders, autoimmune diseases, or related areas; candidates who would use animal, cell/tissue, or computational model systems, and employ modern molecular, cellular, physiological, or imaging techniques to advance our understanding of neurobiological disease.


Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans, and teaching philosophy to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=6483. The department will solicit reference letters from references provided in application. For inquiries about posting, contact Thomas Crist at [email protected]. Screening of applications will begin November 9, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.


Link: https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=6483
Employer: Miami University
Location: Oxford, OH
Sector: Academia
Degree required: NDG
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 17th, 2018
Miami UniversityOxford, OHNDGNDGOct 17, 2018
NEW! Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

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Description:

The RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) was launched in April 2018 following the strong 20-year foundation of its predecessor, the Brain Science Institute (BSI). CBS aims to meet society’s ever-growing expectations for brain research.


Now we are newly seeking outstanding neuroscientists for tenure-track Team Leader positions (equivalent to U.S. Assistant or Associate Professors). However, exceptional applications from internationally established neuroscientists may be considered for tenured Team Leader positions (equivalent to U.S. Full Professors). This is our first round of faculty recruitment at CBS, and in the coming several years CBS plans to open approximately 10 new Team Leader positions for outstanding neuroscientists.


At RIKEN CBS, Team Leaders have full intellectual independence, generous internal funds including a highly competitive start-up package and access to ample communal facilities in a collaborative environment. Successful candidates for the Team Leader position must have demonstrated the ability to develop an original, independent and internationally competitive research program.


We encourage applications from all disciplines of neuroscience at the molecular, cellular, circuit, systems and/or cognitive levels using any model animals and/or involving human subjects. Neuroscientists with research interests in psychiatric/neurological diseases or computational/theoretical approaches are also encouraged to apply.


Applications received by the end of November 2018 will be screened in the first round of review, although the call will remain open until the positions are filled.


Applicants should submit the electronic files of a cover letter with a brief summary of their research program and plan, curriculum vitae with copies of five major publications, a detailed statement of current and proposed research, and the names, affiliation and contact details (telephone no. and email address) of three referees along with the information about their relationship to the applicant, to the following address . In addition, the applicants are requested to arrange for the three reference letters to be sent directly to the same address . If possible, one of the three referees should be the current supervisor, and the letters should be signed and addressed to Dr. Yasushi Miyashita, Director of RIKEN Center for Brain Science. All files and recommendation letters should be written in English.


Email: [email protected]

Search Committee, RIKEN Center for Brain Science

2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan

Fax: +81-48-462-4914,


Link: https://cbs.riken.jp/en/careers/open_faculty_positions/?utm_source=display&utm_medium=cell
Employer: RIKEN
Location: Wako, Japan
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 17th, 2018
RIKENWako, JapanPhDNDGOct 17, 2018
NEW! Assistant Professor, Computational Biology (Includes Neuroscience)

Assistant Professor, Computational Biology (Includes Neuroscience)

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Description:

The Center for Computational and Integrative Biology (CCIB) at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School are seeking to hire a talented and enthusiastic individual as a tenure-track Assistant Professor to lead an independent research laboratory in computational biology, systems biology or a related discipline that focuses on one or more of the following areas closely linked with experimental science within the CCIB: inflammation and autoimmunity, infectious diseases and mechanisms of host pathogen interactions, metabolism, neuroscience and cancer. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a vigorous independent research program, secure and maintain extramural research funding, form collaborative projects with other faculty within the CCIB and participate in graduate and postdoctoral training.


Required qualifications:

*A Ph.D. in statistics, computer science, mathematics or a related discipline.

*Excellence in research demonstrated by publication record in peer-reviewed journals.

*Demonstrated potential to establish an independent research program.


Interested candidates should send their cover letter, current curriculum vitae, proposed research plan and the contact information for three references to [email protected] by December 3, 2018.


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=658637
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital
Location: Boston, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 15th, 2018
Massachusetts General HospitalBoston, MAPhDNDGOct 15, 2018
NEW! Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

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Description:

The Department of Biological Sciences of Augusta University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2019. The Department is composed of 22 full-time and 7 part-time faculty members with expertise across a broad spectrum of biological disciplines. We have a strong commitment to providing research opportunities and experience to our undergraduate students in addition to excellent classroom and laboratory instruction. As a thriving unit in this research university, faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences have both the opportunity and expectation to help develop new undergraduate and graduate programs in the biological sciences. Within the next academic year, we expect to launch our first master’s program in Biomolecular Sciences, and the faculty member hired for this position will be an integral part of this emerging program.


Applicant must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree, preferably with postdoctoral experience in the area of Neurobiology, Neuroscience or a closely related field and have a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching both graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program focusing on neuroscience, including a neurodegenerative condition such as movement disorders, stroke, or dementia. Additionally, applicants must possess the credentials to teach courses such as neuroscience, cell biology, and graduate courses. The normal teaching load for this position will be approximately two courses per academic year, and applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduates.


Apply online at https://www.augusta.edu//hr/jobs/faculty/ . Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Open Positions for External Applicants.” Then, search for the position using the Keywords: Assistant Professor of Biology. Next click on Job Opening ID number: 13820, and attach a single pdf containing 1. letter of application, 2. curriculum vitae, 3. statement of your teaching philosophy, 4. description of your current and/or proposed research project, and 5. graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for initial applicant screening). Additionally, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly from each author to: Ms. Brenda Brunk ([email protected]), Administrative Assistant in the Department of Biological Sciences. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11585123/tenure-track-assistant-professor-of-biological-sciences-in-neurobiology
Employer: Augusta University
Location: Augusta, GA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 15th, 2018
Augusta UniversityAugusta, GAPhDNDGOct 15, 2018
NEW! Faculty (Open Rank), Neurodegenerative Disease

Faculty (Open Rank), Neurodegenerative Disease

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Description:

The Centre for Brain Research (CBR), an autonomous centre of Indian Institute of Science, invites applications for the position of faculty. CBR is dedicated to finding early diagnoses and rational therapies for neurodegenerative diseases through better understanding of brain function. CBR fosters inter-disciplinary neuroscience research and is currently recruiting neuroscientists, clinicians, engineers and computational scientists, who would work together to reduce the burden of dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders.Candidates with experience in cognitive neuroscience, epidemiology, brain imaging, computer science and genetics are encouraged to apply.


Interested candidates may send their curriculum vitae (with date of birth, nationality, qualifications, professional experience, positions held, list of publications) and the names, addresses, telephone/fax numbers and email addresses of 3 referees to:


Director, Centre for Brain Research,

Indian Institute of Science,

Bangalore 560 012, India.

Tel: +91 80 2293 3588

e-mail: [email protected]


Link: https://www.cbr.iisc.ac.in/jobs.php
Employer: Indian Institute of Science
Location: Bangalore, India
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 15th, 2018
Indian Institute of ScienceBangalore, IndiaPhDNDGOct 15, 2018
NEW! Assistant or Associate Professor, Translational Neuroscience

Assistant or Associate Professor, Translational Neuroscience

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Description:

The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will also be a part of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (see IALS), which has the goals of developing translational research programs, fostering interactions with industry, and training a translational life sciences workforce. New faculty members will be able to take full advantage of the substantial investments in campus infrastructure and core facilities made by IALS (see IALS Cores for details).


We are seeking a new faculty member who will establish a research program with high translational potential that utilizes animal models or human-derived cells to develop mechanistic insights and therapeutic approaches into neurological disorders. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Diseases and recovery from acute injuries such as traumatic brain injury or stroke. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research programs augment our existing strengths in neuroscience (see UMass Initiative on Neurosciences (IONS), Neuroscience and Behavior Graduate Program) and extends this expertise directly into health-related areas (IALS, Models to Medicine Center).


Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Online applications can be uploaded below and should include a cover letter, CV, research plan, teaching statement, contact information for three references, and a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


Link: http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/495642/assistantassociate-professor-tenure-track
Employer: University of Massachusetts
Location: Amherst, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 12th, 2018
University of MassachusettsAmherst, MAPhDNDGOct 12, 2018
NEW! Associate or Full Professor, Neurodegenerative Disease

Associate or Full Professor, Neurodegenerative Disease

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Description:

The Department of Pathology (http://pathology.ucsd.edu) and the Department of Neurosciences (http://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/neurosciences) at the University of California San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.


The neurodegenerative disease research community at UC San Diego is highly collaborative group and we are seeking exceptional scientists with neurodegeneration research programs for a tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level.


Candidates are also expected to teach as well as perform research training and university service. Considerable opportunity exists for collaboration within our robust clinical enterprise and with the UCSD Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.


Candidates must have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree and must be board certified/board eligible with the ability to obtain a California Medical License. Candidates must have a demonstrated track record of scholarly achievement, research excellence, and an interest in further contributing to the exceptional programs in neurosciences at UCSD through collaboration. Candidates must have an innovative research focus in neurodegeneration. Qualified candidates must be able to develop and sustain outstanding extramurally funded research programs.


Appointment will be at the Associate or Full Professor level. Series will include 100% Ladder rank or 50% Ladder Rank and 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.


To apply, please visit: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01910 Apply by November 4, 2018 to ensure full consideration by the committee.


Link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01910
Employer: University of California
Location: San Diego, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MD and/or PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 12th, 2018
University of CaliforniaSan Diego, CAMD and/or PhDNDGOct 12, 2018
NEW! Group Leader (Junior)

Group Leader (Junior)

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Description:

We are currently seeking an outstanding researcher with an excellent scientific track record to head an independent junior group. The primary criteria for appointment will be a strong record of innovative research and academic performance, as well as high potential for establishing a rigorous and substantial independent research program, and fruitful collaborations. The position is not restricted to a specific research focus, although areas of particular strategic interest include bioinformatics, immunity/inflammation, epigenomics, aging and metabolic dysfunction. The position may be placed at any DZNE site, depending on the research focus.


Interested candidates should send their applications including (1) a CV with a publication list, (2) a summary of scientific achievements, (3) a brief proposed research plan pertinent to neurodegenerative diseases (max. 2 pages) as a single PDF file. Short-listed candidates will be contacted at a later date to provide letters of recommendation.


Please apply via:


https://jobs.dzne.de/en/jobs/10243/form


Applications should be received by November 10th, 2018.


Link: https://jobs.dzne.de/en/jobs/10243/junior-research-group-leader-position-fm-1605201810
Employer: German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
Location: Bonn, Germany
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 11th, 2018
Applications close: November 10th, 2018
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)Bonn, GermanyPhDNDGOct 11, 2018
Faculty (Open Rank), Neuropathology

Faculty (Open Rank), Neuropathology

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Description:

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of California (UC) Davis, School of Medicine is seeking a dynamic academic physician-investigator for a full-time position in the Assistant/Associate/Professor, Regular/In Residence (50%/50%) series, to provide clinical service and teaching in neuropathology, and who can develop an independent hypothesis-based research program in an area of neuroscience, such as Alzheimer’s disease or other neurodegenerative conditions, autism/neurodevelopmental disorders, neoplastic neuropathology. The expectation is that the candidate will spend approximately 30-50% clinical service and teaching and 50-70% research. Clinical duties will focus on surgical and autopsy neuropathology, though other subspecialty areas of anatomic pathology also could be considered based on the candidate’s training and interests. Teaching duties may include clinical, didactic, laboratory and small group teaching of housestaff, medical students, graduate students, and students in other health professional programs, and participation in interdisciplinary clinical conferences.


For full consideration, applications must be received by October 17, 2018; however, the position will be open until filled, but no later than June 30, 2019. Qualified applicants should apply at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02376. Please submit the following documents in pdf version: (1) Curriculum Vitae; (2) Cover letter; (3) Statement of teaching experience; (4) Statement of Research experience and interests; (5) Statement of contributions to diversity; (6) List of names and contact information for at least five references; 7) Reference Check Authorization Form.


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11567857/academic-neuropathologist
Employer: University of California Davis
Location: Sacramento, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MD or MD/PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 10th, 2018
University of California DavisSacramento, CAMD or MD/PhDNDGOct 10, 2018
Lecturer, Gene Therapy for Neurodegenerative Disorders (ALS and FTD)

Lecturer, Gene Therapy for Neurodegenerative Disorders (ALS and FTD)

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Description:

We are looking to appoint an exceptional non-clinical Neuroscientist with Viral Vector expertise who will be develop novel gene therapies for Frontotemporal Dementia and Motor Neuron Disease. The Post holder will be responsible for the design of viral vectors including codon optimisation of genes and microRNA as well as the viral capsid of Adenovirus Associated Virus (AAV) and Lentiviral vectors. They will lead a team of post-doctoral scientists and technicians generating viral vectors at GLP and GMP grade. They will be responsible for assessing vector quality control, transduction efficiency and in vitro and in vivo toxicology studies. The post holder will be educated to post-doctoral degree level and will have extensive experience of molecular and cellular biology and the generation and use of viral vectors. Ultimately, success will be measured by high impact publication output and attracting research funding.


The salary will be paid at Grade 7, £42,036 to £43,267 per annum, plus £3,223 per annum London Allowance. This post will be a fixed-term contract for 4 years.


For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact: Prof Chris Shaw, [email protected]


Link: https://my.corehr.com/pls/kingrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form?p_company=1&p_internal_external=E&p_display_in_irish=N&p_process_type=&p_applicant_no=&p_form_profile_detail=&p_display_apply_ind=Y&p_refresh_search=Y&p_recruitment_id=005124
Employer: Kings College London
Location: London, England
Sector: Academia
Degree required:
Conditions: ALS, FTD
Job posted: October 10th, 2018
Applications close: November 11th, 2018
Kings College LondonLondon, EnglandALS, FTDOct 10, 2018
Associate or Full Professor of Pharmacology

Associate or Full Professor of Pharmacology

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Description:

The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology and the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute (SNRI) at the Indiana University of Medicine in Indianapolis invites applications from outstanding individuals for the Paul Stark Professorship at the Associate or Full Professor level.


A Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree as well as a current tenure track position at the Associate or Full Professor level are required. Basic qualifications also include a currently funded research program in neuropharmacology and neuroscience. The successful candidate will have a strong record of publications and peer-reviewed funding as a principal investigator in the field of neuropharmacology as it relates to neuroimmunology, translational neuroscience, and neurodegenerative disease.


Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research goals, as well as names and contact information for three references at:


http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4337 


Link: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4337
Employer: Indiana University
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD and/or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 9th, 2018
Indiana UniversityIndianapolis, INPhD and/or MDNDGOct 09, 2018
Faculty (Open Rank), Medicine

Faculty (Open Rank), Medicine

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Description:

The University of Central Florida (UCF) has established several interdisciplinary teams of faculty as part of a strategic plan that encompasses our research, academic and service missions. The Disability, Aging and Technology (DAT) cluster was created as a partnership among seven UCF colleges/units (the Colleges of Health and Public Affairs, Nursing, Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Hospitality Management, Medicine and the Nanoscience Technology Center). The cluster’s goal is transdisciplinary engagement in research and education to link health and wellness interventions with technology applications so that effective and feasible health, behavioral health interventions, and assistive technologies can be used with diverse populations. In support of this effort, we are recruiting a physician scientist in the Department of Internal Medicine faculty who will serve in the two roles of practicing clinical geriatrician and independent principal investigator in the broad areas of disability, aging, and technology research.


We seek an assistant, associate or full professor of medicine faculty member for a fully-funded, tenure-track position who will render care as a practicing clinical geriatrician in UCF-Health clinics two days a week, and for the remaining time pursue scholarly effort aligned with the goals of the DAT cluster and in collaboration with the cluster’s interdisciplinary faculty. This physician researcher will be an active investigator with the expectation of recurring external funding, peer-reviewed publications and impact that will achieve national recognition. The successful candidate is expected to strengthen both the cluster and the tenure home department of Internal Medicine, and will be encouraged to seek joint appointments with other units. This individual is expected to work collaboratively in clinical and scholarly efforts with other geriatrics faculty in the department of Internal Medicine and colleagues at the extensive geriatrics facilities in the nearby Veterans Administration Medical Center.


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11563645/assistant-associate-or-full-professor-of-medicine
Employer: University of Central Florida
Location: Orlando, FL
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MD
Conditions: ALS, NDG
Job posted: October 9th, 2018
University of Central FloridaOrlando, FLMDALS, NDGOct 09, 2018
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

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Description:

The College of Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in neuroscience. This search represents a critical step in our ongoing, institute-wide initiative in expanding the neuroscience and neuroengineering community at Georgia Tech that has launched a successful undergraduate major and that is developing graduate training in neuroscience. We invite applications from outstanding researchers pursuing innovative questions and cutting edge methodologies aimed preferentially at the cellular or molecular levels, broadly interpreted within a wide range of fields and models of study in neuroscience. The successful candidate will benefit from academic interactions through membership in our interdisciplinary neuroscience community (http://neuro.gatech.edu/), which incorporates science and technology from multiple schools spanning the Colleges of Sciences, Engineering and Computing.


Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a description of teaching interests as well as their advising/mentoring philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted as .PDF files via http://searches.biology.gatech.edu. Requests for information may be directed to [email protected] Applications will be considered beginning October 29, 2018, but the search will continue until the positions are filled.


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/485804/faculty-position-in-neuroscience/
Employer: Georgia Tech
Location: Atlanta, GA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 5th, 2018
Georgia TechAtlanta, GAPhDNDGOct 05, 2018
Assistant Professor, Aging and Age-Related Disease

Assistant Professor, Aging and Age-Related Disease

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Description:

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applicants for a tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level to begin September 1, 2019. We are seeking candidates with research interests directed at cellular and molecular mechanisms of aging and age-related diseases including but not limited to, neurodegenerative disorders, cancer, and diabetes. Individuals applying advanced cell biology, molecular, and genetic approaches, as well as animal models, are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience in an appropriate field, will develop an extramurally funded research program, will supervise Ph.D. and M.S. students and undergraduate research projects and will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area of expertise. The candidate’s research program should augment the research directions in the Department of Biological Sciences. Information on Departmental programs can be found at http://www.du.edu/nsm/departments/biologicalsciences/

The research lab will be housed in the new Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging https://www.du.edu/knoebel-institute-healthy-aging/index.html and the candidate will have opportunity for interactions within the Institute. Successful applicants will also be eligible to apply for participation in the interdepartmental Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Ph.D. program http://www.du.edu/nsm/departments/molecularandcellular/index.html.


All candidates must submit their application through https://dujobs.silkroad.com Internal job posting code: 005858. The online application should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and separate statements of research interests and teaching philosophy and two recent publications. In addition, at least three recommenders should email letters of reference to: Aging-Biology Faculty Search Committee, University of Denver, Department of Biological Sciences at [email protected] The review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Contact Dr Dan Linseman ([email protected]) if you have questions regarding the search.


Link: https://du-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=3616&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=995657&company_id=16973&version=1&byBusinessUnit=&bycountry=0&bystate=0&byRegion=NULL&bylocation=NULL&keywords=aging&byCat=&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=yes&city=
Employer: University of Denver
Location: Denver, CO
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 3rd, 2018
University of DenverDenver, COPhDNDGOct 03, 2018
Assistant Professor, Gene Editing and Assistant Professor, Neurogenetics

Assistant Professor, Gene Editing and Assistant Professor, Neurogenetics

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Description:

The University of Texas at San Antonio Brain Health Consortium (BHC) is seeking applications for up to two tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in the areas of neuroinformatics and gene editing. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degrees and the ability to direct an independently-funded research program exploring any aspect of neurobiology and brain health. Candidates in neuroinformatics with experience in all computational areas are strongly encouraged to apply, especially statisticians and computer scientists focused on genetic disorders in general and technical proficiency and in-depth understanding of GWAS or systems-level understanding of integrated genetic, transcriptomic, and phenotypic datasets. It is highly preferred that the candidate in gene editing have experience in cutting-edge methodologies in CRISPR/Cas9 and transcriptional regulation (inducible dCas9 regulators). The successful candidate will also teach courses in his/her field of expertise within or outside the department.


Please submit a letter of application, CV, a 2-page summary of past accomplishments and research plans, a 1-page summary of teaching interests, and list of names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 references. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled, with priority being given to applicants who submit completed packets by Dec 1, 2018.


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/485502/assistant-associate-professor-in-neuroinformatics-and-gene-editing/
Employer: University of Texas
Location: San Antonio, TX
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 2nd, 2018
Applications close: December 1st, 2018
University of TexasSan Antonio, TXPhD or MDNDGOct 02, 2018
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

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Description:

The Department of Neuroscience and Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University are currently recruiting faculty members at the Assistant Professor level. Areas of interest include: 1) genetic, genomic and evolutionary approaches that investigate the neural basis of behavior; 2) use of optical, chemical, electrical or computational methods to link neural circuitry to behavior; 3) computational, behavioral and/or physiological approaches to study cognitive processes; and 4) emerging issues in molecular, cellular, and developmental neuroscience.


The application deadline is November 15, 2018. Please submit applications online at http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/1541. Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and arrange for three references to submit letters of recommendation. Initial interviews will be held February 25-26, 2019. We recommend that candidates reserve those dates pending notification from the search committee.


Link: https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/1541
Employer: Columbia University
Location: New York, NY
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 2nd, 2018
Applications close: November 15th, 2018
Columbia UniversityNew York, NYPhDNDGOct 02, 2018
Faculty (Open Rank), Neuroscience

Faculty (Open Rank), Neuroscience

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Description:

As part of its Neuroscience Initiative, WPI invites applications for an open rank tenured or tenure-track position in Neuroscience to begin in the fall of 2019.


Applicants should have a strong track record in computational neuroscience research and a Ph.D. in the life sciences, computer science, biomedical engineering, psychology, or a closely related discipline. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a robust, externally funded neuroscience research program that complements and intersects areas such as, but not limited to: cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging, neuroimmunology, connectomics, systems biology, bioinformatics, computational biology and machine learning. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in the newly established Neuroscience Initiative at WPI (www.wpi.edu/+neuroscience) which promotes broader campus-wide cross-disciplinary activities in neuroscience. This initiative stimulates collaborations between research groups with different expertise including biology, computer science, biomedical engineering, data science, physics, chemistry, and behavior.


Salary, benefits, and start-up funding are competitive and commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. Qualified applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching objectives, and a list of three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Link: https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Professor--Open-Rank----Neuroscience_R0000016
Employer: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Location: Worcester, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 1st, 2018
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcester, MAPhDNDGOct 01, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Bertolotti Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Bertolotti Lab

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Description:

There is a post doc position available to work within the Group of Dr Anne Bertolotti at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), within a programme aimed at capitalizing on our pioneering discoveries on phosphatases. The work aims at elucidating phosphatases structure and function reconstituting phosphatase inhibition using purified components. This research programme will bring fundamental discoveries with a translational potential relevant to a group of devastating and so far incurable diseases.


Link: https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/1050
Employer: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Location: Cambridge, England
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: September 28th, 2018
MRC Laboratory of Molecular BiologyCambridge, EnglandPhDALSSep 28, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Strittmatter Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Strittmatter Lab

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Description:

Postdoctoral positions are available to study neural repair and/or neurodegeneration in Stephen Strittmatter’s laboratory.


Neural repair mechanistic studies are based on whole-genome loss-of-function discovery of novel pathways essential to limit axon regeneration. Work involves in vivo gene editing, functional outcomes and translation to therapeutic development. Models include traumatic spinal cord injury, head injury, optic nerve crush and glaucoma.


Neurodegeneration research based on unbiased discovery of neuronal pathways mediating the toxicity of misfolded disease-related proteins. Investigations include functional and biochemical assays in neuronal cultures, activity and behavioral studies in gene-targeted mouse models, structural analysis by NMR and cryo-EM, and development of novel therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases. Focus on Alzheimer’s, disease, Fronto-temporal dementia and Parkinson’s disease.


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11526958/neural-repair-and-or-neurodegeneration-postdoctoral-fellowship
Employer: Yale University
Location: New Haven, CT
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: FTD
Job posted: September 28th, 2018
Yale UniversityNew Haven, CTPhDFTDSep 28, 2018
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

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Description:

We enthusiastically invite applications from early career researchers from across the life sciences for consideration in an open area cluster recruitment. Successful candidates will be invited to join one or more of the following departments: Nutritional Science and Toxicology; Plant and Microbial Biology; Environmental Science, Policy and Management; Molecular and Cell Biology; Integrative Biology; Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; or Chemistry. Resulting hires will be appointed as Assistant Professors and will be supported in developing a first-class field and/or research program and teaching and mentorship programs.


Required Minimum Basic Qualifications:


● Ph.D. or equivalent international degree at time of application

● Evidence of contributions to advance diversity, equity and inclusion through previous work, proposed efforts, and/or depth of understanding.


Preferred Qualifications:


● At least one year post-doctoral research experience completed by start date

● Potential for significant impact or contributions in research including development of new lines of inquiry and/or interdisciplinary collaboration

● Demonstrated ability or potential to contribute in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentorship

● Prior experience providing outreach and/or service to scientific or academic communities


Applications must be received by November 15, 2018. To apply, please go to the following link https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01937. Please direct all questions to [email protected]


Link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01937
Employer: University of California
Location: Berkeley, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 27th, 2018
Applications close: November 15th, 2018
University of CaliforniaBerkeley, CAPhDNDGSep 27, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pekkurnaz Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Pekkurnaz Lab

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Description:

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Gulcin Pekkurnaz in the Section of Neurobiology at the University of California San Diego.


The newly established Pekkurnaz laboratory studies mitochondrial regulation of neuronal metabolism. We are interested in understanding the interplay between metabolism and mitochondrial function across distinct cell classes in the nervous system under both physiological and pathological conditions. Approaches employed include molecular biology, cell culture, metabolic flux analysis, mouse genetics, neurodegenerative disease models, biochemistry, proteomics, live-cell and super-resolution microscopy.


Candidates should be highly motivated and have a recent Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Physiology or related disciplines. Applications should be sent to Dr. Gulcin Pekkurnaz with the following documents:


*A curriculum vitae

*List of publications

*Cover letter describing research interests, experience and future goals

*Contact information for three references


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11517958/postdoctoral-position-cellular-and-molecular-neurobiology
Employer: University of California
Location: San Diego, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 26th, 2018
University of CaliforniaSan Diego, CAPhDNDGSep 26, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Wharton and Hart Labs

Postdoctoral Fellow, Wharton and Hart Labs

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Description:

A post-doctoral position is available for an independent researcher with expertise in

genetics and/or chemical biology to join a collaborative effort between the Wharton and

Hart research groups at Brown University and a major pharmaceutical company. This

project is funded in part by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.


The post-doctoral fellow will play a critical role in this cross-species collaboration, focused

on addressing the current lack of effective treatments for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

(ALS), a neuromuscular disease that results in progressive degeneration of cortical and

spinal motor neurons. Our collaboration leverages two model systems, C. elegans and

Drosophila, and focuses on identifying compounds and genetic variants that can suppress

neurodegeneration in unbiased screens. The project involves whole animal chemical and

genetic screens using ALS disease models in both species and provides an exciting

opportunity to work at the interface between academia and industry.


Priority will be given to highly motivated applicants with strong analytical skills who can

work independently as well as part of a highly interactive group. The ideal applicant will

have demonstrated expertise in techniques used in the areas of: genetics, biochemistry,

chemical biology, and/or cell biology. They should have outstanding communication skills

and a willingness to expand their skill set. Postdoctoral candidates must have a Ph.D. in a

relevant area of biology or chemical biology with 3-5 years of research experience.

Previous experience with Drosophila and/or C. elegans as a model system is preferred.


Interested applicants should send their CV, including relevant research experience, and

the contact information for three references to Kristi Wharton and

Anne Hart.


Link: http://www.alsresearchforum.org/wp-content/uploads/Postdoc-ad-Brown-Pfizer-9-18.pdf
Employer: Brown University
Location: Providence, RI
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: September 25th, 2018
Brown UniversityProvidence, RIPhDALSSep 25, 2018
Assistant or Associate Professor, Neurodegenerative Diseases

Assistant or Associate Professor, Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Description:

The Department of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is recruiting a tenured/tenure track Associate or Assistant Professor to expand its vibrant research program in neurodegenerative diseases. Candidates with an established track record in prion research or protein conformational disorders are strongly preferred; the ability to engage in a broader scope of research including other neurodegenerative disorders is also preferred. The Department houses the CDC-funded National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center, has an NIH T32 training grant in neurodegenerative diseases, and already has 10 faculty members engaged in neurodegenerative disease research including prion disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The scientific environment is further supported by a strong interdepartmental Neuroscience research community. The Pathology Department is ranked in the top 10 for NIH funding. CWRU is located in Cleveland Ohio, a central Midwestern hub for art, culture, and sports that boasts a low cost of living and outstanding schools.


Candidates at the Assistant Professor level should have a demonstrated record of success in multiple venues with substantial potential to obtain external funding. Candidates at the Associate Professor level should have robust and active research programs supported by substantial external funding and demonstrable national scientific reputation.


Interested candidates should forward a cover letter with statement of research interests and goals, CV, and names of 3 referees in a single pdf file to [email protected].


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/485256/associate-or-assistant-professor-prion-and-neurodegenerative-disease-research/
Employer: Case Western
Location: Cleveland, OH
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: September 24th, 2018
Case WesternCleveland, OHPhDALSSep 24, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Description:

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research Associate within an internationally recognised research group in a vibrant and stimulating environment at the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN). We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to join an exciting new project at the translational medicine interface in Parkinson’s disease and Motor Neuron Disease. You will be a practically skilled, well organised and committed Postdoctoral Researcher who will join a team to investigate potential new therapeutic candidate molecules in a project supported by the leading company FORMA Therapeutics. FORMA Therapeutics’ scientists are passionate about discovering and developing medicines that will make a difference in oncology and other genetically driven therapeutic areas. The Company’s drug discovery engine drives screening and structure-based approaches across broad families of targets involved in tumor metabolism, epigenetics, protein homeostasis and protein-protein interactions. Leveraging a world class network of academic investigators, clinical experts and corporate partners, FORMA combines deep biological insight and chemistry expertise to rapidly create high quality, innovative drug candidates.


You will conduct laboratory research on a semi-independent basis under direction of the principle investigator testing therapeutic candidates in Parkinson’s and Motor Neuron Disease patient derived cells focusing particularly on mitochondrial parameters conducting high through put screening in the patient derived cells. You will be expected to: design, execute and evaluate experiments; keep excellent experimental records; prepare reports regularly and feed back to the industrial partner in regular conference calls and written reports. You are also expected to contribute to the preparation of scientific manuscripts, attend and deliver seminars; locally, nationally and internationally.


You should have a PhD (or equivalent experience) in molecular or cellular biology, or neuroscience. You will have a strong background in molecular and cellular (neuro) biology with an emphasis on mitochondria. With experience in a range of techniques, particularly cell based assays in primary human cells and human reprogrammed cells in multi well plate format. Ideally you will have experience in high through put screening assays using biochemistry and high content screening.


You should be motivated, self-driven, able to accept direction and be an excellent team player. Good communication, written and interpersonal skills are essential.


This post is fixed-term for 36 months and is available immediately. Salary will be competitive and will be set at the appropriate point on the post-doctoral research associate scale.


Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BMZ283/postdoctoral-research-associate
Employer: University of Sheffield
Location: Sheffield, England
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS, PD
Job posted: September 24th, 2018
Applications close: October 22nd, 2018
University of SheffieldSheffield, EnglandPhDALS, PDSep 24, 2018
Faculty (Open Rank), Regenerative Medicine (iPSC Disease Modeling)

Faculty (Open Rank), Regenerative Medicine (iPSC Disease Modeling)

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Description:

The Centre de Medicina Regenerativa de Barcelona (CMRB) is seeking to recruit three new Independent Group Leaders at junior or midcareer level to complement and extend our existing programs. Areas of specific interest for the current call include, but are not limited to: cell replacement therapies for (i) heart failure, (ii) non-malignant hematological diseases, and iii) age-related macular degeneration; and iv) iPSC-based modeling of neurodegenerative diseases.


Successful candidates should have an outstanding pre and postdoctoral record, an ambitious project for their future group, and be strongly motivated to catalyze the clinical translation of regenerative medicine strategies in their disease/organ target of choice.


Selected candidates will lead an independent research group with no teaching obligations and will be appointed for an initial 4-year tenure-track period, starting during 2019. They will be provided fully equipped lab space for up to 6-8 people and special equipment if needed, and offered a flexible start-up package that covers salaries and consumables for up to three positions. The normal financial, personnel and project management services are provided centrally without charge as are major building and refurbishment works, power, water, telephone, and Internet access.


Applications must include a presentation letter, a full CV but with only your name as personal data, a brief (2-3 pages max) outline of future research plans, and contact details of three referees, and should be sent by email to [email protected] citing the reference GL_2018 in the message subject. Informal enquiries are welcome and may be addressed to the Director, Prof. Angel Raya ([email protected]).


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=654713
Employer: Centre de Medicina Regenerativa de Barcelona
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 23rd, 2018
Centre de Medicina Regenerativa de BarcelonaBarcelona, SpainPhDNDGSep 23, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Gao Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Gao Lab

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Description:

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Fen-Biao Gao at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to study molecular pathogenic mechanisms of fronototemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (Lu et al., Mol. Cell 2013; Gascon et al., Nat. Med. 2014; Freibaum*, Lu* et al., Nature 2015; Tran et al., Neuron 2015; Lopez-Gonzalez et al., Neuron 2016). Candidates with strong research experience in Drosophila genetics and molecular/cellular biology are encouraged to apply. Interested please send CV to [email protected]


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=654609
Employer: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location: Worcester, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS, FTD
Job posted: September 20th, 2018
University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcester, MAPhDALS, FTDSep 20, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Johnson Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Johnson Lab

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Description:

A postdoctoral position is presently available in the laboratory. The focus of the laboratory is Molecular Neuropharmacology/Neurodegeneration. Oxidative stress is believed to be a principal factor in the development of many chronic neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. My laboratories goal is to discover ways to increase the defense mechanisms in brain by activating multiple antioxidant defense genes simultaneously through activation of the Nrf2-ARE pathway. Present work in the laboratory is focused on: 1) signaling mechanisms responsible for Nrf2-mediated neuroprotection using proteomics and RNAseq; 2) role of astrocytes in Nrf2-mediated neuroprotection; 3) the role of Nrf2 in microglial activation; and 4) viral-mediated delivery of Nrf2 and/or transplantation of Nrf2 into animal models of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.


Please contact: Jeffrey A. Johnson, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Phone: (608) 262-2893; e-mail: [email protected]


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11494432/targeting-nrf2-for-the-treatment-of-neurodegenerative-diseases
Employer: University of Wisconsin
Location: Madison, WI
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: September 19th, 2018
University of WisconsinMadison, WIPhDALSSep 19, 2018
Principal Investigator, Neuroscience

Principal Investigator, Neuroscience

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Description:

The VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain and Disease Research (Belgium) is searching for a Principal Investigator with research goals in neuroscience, neuronal disease and/or technology related to seuroscience to join their faculty. The center currently hosts 17 groups, addressing a broad set of questions in central and peripheral nervous system development and function, neuronal and neurodegenerative disease. Approaches range from protein biochemistry, single cell analysis, genetics, computational biology, neuronal cell biology, to neural circuit function and plasticity, while models include fly, zebrafish, mouse and pluripotent human cell systems. This position comes with full salary and core funding (internationally competitive > 1 million EUR package depending on experience) that is renewable for multiple additional 5-year periods. Research groups in the center also have access to state-of-the-art research and top-notch support core facilities, and attract talented PhD students and postdocs from across the world.


Please use the VIB HR application tool and upload:



  • your CV

  • contact details of 3 referees

  • a 2-5 page statement of your research interests and research goals

  • a cover letter


Application deadline: We begin reviewing candidates on December 1 2018; reviewing will continue until position is filled. Short listed applicants will be invited in January – March 2019 for an interview.


For more information contact Rose Goodchild, chair of the search committee or Patrik Verstreken, Scientific Director.


Link: https://vibvzw.jobsoid.com/j/15344/principal-investigator-neuroscience
Employer: VIB
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 19th, 2018
VIBLeuven, BelgiumPhDNDGSep 19, 2018
Faculty (Open Rank), Center for NeuroGenetics

Faculty (Open Rank), Center for NeuroGenetics

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Description:

The Center for NeuroGenetics at the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine invites applications for TWO tenure/tenure-track positions at the ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE or FULL PROFESSOR level. We seek outstanding investigators in the following areas: 1) Neuroscience, neurological disease mechanisms and/or therapeutic development with an emphasis on genetic, computational or pathophysiological disease models; 2) RNA biochemistry with a current or future focus on central nervous system function and disease. The Center has active research programs in human, mouse, and Drosophila genetics together with expertise in gene discovery, RNA biochemistry, structural biology, protein biochemistry, genome editing and computational biology, and is housed in the University of Florida Genetics Institute with contemporary facilities for bioinformatics, genomics and proteomics. In addition to being an active member of the Center, the primary academic appointment will be in a relevant department (e.g., Departments of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neurology, Neuroscience or Pharmacology and Therapeutics).


For further information about the Center, visit our website: http://www.neurogenetics.med.ufl.edu.


Inquiries about the position should be directed to:


Dr. Maurice S. Swanson, Search Committee Chair, Center for NeuroGenetics, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610-3610. E-mail: [email protected].


Qualifications – Ph.D. and/or M.D. and relevant postdoctoral experience.


Application Instructions – To be considered for the position, candidates with a Ph.D. and/or M.D. and relevant postdoctoral experience should submit an application and upload the following application materials electronically to apply.interfolio.com/54541.


1. Cover Letter


2. Curriculum Vitae


3. List of 3 References


4. Brief Description of Past/Future Research Interests (Other Document)


Review of applications will begin immediately, with search committee determinations beginning circa February 1, 2019, although the search may remain open until the positions are filled.


Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/54541
Employer: University of Florida
Location: Gainesville, FL
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD and/or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 18th, 2018
University of FloridaGainesville, FLPhD and/or MDNDGSep 18, 2018
Assistant Professor, Molecular Neuroscience

Assistant Professor, Molecular Neuroscience

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Description:

The Center for Neuroscience (CNS) and the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics (MMG) in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level to begin July 1, 2019 or later. Candidates must possess a PhD. or M.D. degree. Applicants using genetic and genomic approaches to understand brain function and dysfunction are encouraged to apply. Candidates combining bioinformatics with wet bench approaches in animal model and/or human studies are encouraged to apply. The appointee is expected to have an active research program, a strong commitment to high quality teaching, the potential to attract extramural funding, and excellent potential for interactions/collaborations with existing faculty at the CNS and in MMG. The applicant’s accomplishments in innovative research and commitments to teaching should demonstrate their potential to develop into the future leaders of their fields. We welcome a broad spectrum of applicants, spanning diverse systems and approaches. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in undergraduate and graduate programs, and should be committed to mentoring and fostering diversity. Candidates will be expected to develop a strong dynamic independent research program and to share our commitment to scholarly undergraduate and graduate education. We prefer applicants with postdoctoral training.


Applications should include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of current and projected research, summary of teaching interests and experience, statement of contributions to diversity, and three publications. Applicants should also provide the information requested for three referees. All materials must be received by October 30, 2018, to be assured full consideration. The search will continue until the position is filled.


Link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02441
Employer: University of California
Location: Davis, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 17th, 2018
University of CaliforniaDavis, CAPhD or MDNDGSep 17, 2018
Assistant Professor, Molecular Neuroscience

Assistant Professor, Molecular Neuroscience

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The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, under the leadership of Dr. Joseph Takahashi, invites applications at the Assistant Professor level for a tenure-track Faculty position in the broadly defined area of molecular neuroscience.


We seek outstanding scientists addressing molecular, biochemical and genetic mechanisms underlying brain function, as well as, those individuals using high-resolution imaging methods. Scientists within the Department of Neuroscience participate in a vibrant, interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, and highly collaborative research community within the University, and enjoy access to state-of-art research cores in imaging, mouse MRI imaging, metabolic phenotyping, behavioral phenotyping, protein chemistry, structural biology, cryo-electron microscopy, genomics, genetics and transgenic technology. The Department of Neuroscience is a core component of the newly formed Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern.


Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/ (search for Job #348405) and upload or send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page summary of research accomplishments and future plans, and pdf copies of their three most significant publications by November 1, 2018. Applicants should arrange to have 3-5 letters of recommendation sent to the search committee. Please e-mail application materials to: [email protected]


Neuroscience Search Committee

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

5323 Harry Hines Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75390-9111.


Link: https://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/job/faculty-position-in-molecular-neuroscience-faculty-and-physicians-5323-harry-hines-blvd-da-54303/
Employer: University of Texas Southwestern
Location: Dallas, TX
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 17th, 2018
University of Texas SouthwesternDallas, TXPhDNDGSep 17, 2018
Assistant Professor, Molecular Neuroscience

Assistant Professor, Molecular Neuroscience

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Description:

The Departments of Molecular and Cellular Physiology and Neurobiology at Stanford University, in partnership with the new Stanford Center for Molecular Neuroscience in Health and Disease (CMNHD), invite applications for two tenure-track positions as Assistant Professors in molecular neuroscience, broadly defined.In this position, you will enjoy dynamic colleagues and mentors in your academic department and as a member of Stanford’s CMNHD. You may also join the vibrant, multidisciplinary community of neuroscience researchers comprising the Stanford Neuroscience Institute. In this context, you will develop an outstanding neuroscience research program and contribute to the education and mentoring of the next generation of scientists.


We seek applicants who hold a doctoral degree in neuroscience, genetics, biochemistry, biophysics, bioengineering, cell biology or any related discipline and encourage applications from physician-scientists. Individuals studying a broad range of problems in the nervous system at the molecular and cellular level are encouraged to apply. The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching. Your demonstrated skills as a researcher should be paired with a commitment to develop world-class communication, leadership, teaching and mentoring skills.


To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), statement of research accomplishments and plans (3 pages, not including references), teaching and mentoring statement (1 page), 2 publications (or pre-prints) highlighting your research accomplishments, and letters from 3 referees. All materials should be submitted online at “>http://apply.interfolio.com/53778.* Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1 and accepted until November 30.


Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/53778
Employer: Stanford University School of Medicine
Location: Stanford, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 14th, 2018
Stanford University School of MedicineStanford, CAPhDNDGSep 14, 2018
Faculty (Open Rank), Center for Neural Science and Medicine

Faculty (Open Rank), Center for Neural Science and Medicine

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Description:

Outstanding opportunities for faculty scientists at the assistant, associate and professor level exist in our new Center for Neural Science and Medicine (CNSM) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Under the direction of Dr. Robert Baloh, MD, PhD, the Center brings together neuroscientists from across a range of departments and disciplines to facilitate collaborative efforts to improve our understanding of the nervous system. https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Research/Research-Areas/Neural-Science-and-Medicine-Center/.


The mission of the newly formed CNSM is to define fundamental principles that underlie nervous system function in health and disease, and to harness those principles to develop transformative treatments for nervous system disorders. Specific focus areas include: Neural Injury, Degeneration and Neuroimmunology; Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience; Neurodevelopment and Neuroregeneration. Successful candidates are expected to develop a cutting-edge independent research program.


Candidates will have the following qualifications:


• Doctorate degree (PhD, or MD; MD, PhD)

• Strong commitment to research with a track record of peer reviewed publications

• For Associate or Full Professor consideration, experience as a principal investigator with an active externally funded research program and a strong publication record


Qualified applicants can send a cover letter, CV and description of proposed research to:

[email protected]


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=654093
Employer: Cedars-Sinai
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 14th, 2018
Cedars-SinaiLos Angeles, CAPhDNDGSep 14, 2018
Faculty (Open Rank), Gene Therapy

Faculty (Open Rank), Gene Therapy

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Description:

The Center for Gene Therapy at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has immediate openings for junior tenure-track or senior tenured faculty principal investigator positions.


Applicants should hold PhD and/or MD degrees with a strong track record of research productivity. These positions hold joint appointments in the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine (COM), such that employed candidates will hold the titles of Principal Investigator in the Center for Gene Therapy as well as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the OSU COM. Nationwide Children’s Hospital provides generous 5-year startup packages for new faculty recruits.


The Center for Gene Therapy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is primarily focused on neuromuscular, neurological, and neurodegenerative diseases at pre-clinical, translational, and clinical stages of development, but will consider expanding areas of emphasis. In addition, the Center is interested in other aspects of gene therapy, including but not limited to immunological issues associated with gene therapy, gene editing, and the development and production of AAV and other vector systems.


Faculty in the Center for Gene Therapy are supported by pre-clinical and GMPclinical vector production facilities, a robust Office of Technology Commercialization, and a world-class Genomics core specializing in next-generation sequencing. In-house expertise in regulatory affairs, including INDdevelopment and submission, is provided through the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Drug and Device Development Services.


Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a description of research goals and plans, and letters of support from three references to:


Kevin Flanigan, MD

Director, Center for Gene Therapy

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, WA3014

700 N. Children’s Drive

Columbus, Ohio 43205


Ph: 614-722-5615

c/o [email protected]


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=654081
Employer: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Location: Columbus, OH
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD and/or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 14th, 2018
Nationwide Children's HospitalColumbus, OHPhD and/or MDNDGSep 14, 2018
Faculty (Open Rank), Neuroscience

Faculty (Open Rank), Neuroscience

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Description:

Virginia Tech (VT) recently launched a bold and innovative Neuroscience Initiative by establishing a School of Neuroscience. Virginia Tech invites applications for tenure track faculty positions in the School of Neuroscience at the assistant-, associate- or full-professor level. We are seeking candidates that will apply innovative approaches to all aspects of cellular, molecular and computational neuroscience that will complement the expertise of the 15 primary faculty members who have joined the School of Neuroscience since 2015 (http://www.neuroscience.vt.edu). Successful candidates will establish a competitive research program that can attract extramural funding from a wide variety of funding agencies. Competitive salary, space, and start-up packages will be provided and be commensurate with experience.


Link: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/89549
Employer: Virginia Tech
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD and/or MD, DVM
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 14th, 2018
Virginia TechBlacksburg, VAPhD and/or MD, DVMNDGSep 14, 2018
Assistant or Associate Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences

Assistant or Associate Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences

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Description:

The Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine invites applications from candidates focused on a cutting-edge area of contemporary genetics and/or genomics (search code 2019-069). Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to single-cell genomics, RNA genomics, epigenetics, genome editing and engineering, synthetic genomics, genome technology, and computational genomics. Questions regarding this search should be addressed to [email protected].


Minimum qualifications include a PhD in an appropriate field, postdoctoral experience, and an outstanding record of research accomplishments. A demonstrated ability to secure external research funding and to publish impactful peer-reviewed papers is expected.


Applicants should apply at http://www.jobs.uchc.edu with a CV, cover letter and concise statements of research and teaching interests. In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to Dr. Brenton Graveley at [email protected] as a PDF document on letterhead with signature. Applications will be continuously reviewed until the positions are filled.


Link: https://jobs.uchc.edu/CSS_External/CSSPage_JobDetail.ASP?T=20180920162917&
Employer: University of Connecticut
Location: Farmington, CT
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 13th, 2018
Applications close: November 10th, 2018
University of ConnecticutFarmington, CTPhDNDGSep 13, 2018
Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

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Description:

The Department of Neuroscience invites applications from highly motivated investigators addressing key questions in neurodevelopment, synaptic or cognitive dysfunction, or neuroinflammation (search code 2018-1118). Candidates interested in deciphering disease etiology, molecular mechanisms, or carrying out translational studies focused on neurodegenerative diseases, vascular dementia, neuroinflammatory disorders, or neural regeneration will complement the strengths of this department and are particularly encouraged to apply. Questions regarding this search should be addressed to [email protected].


Applicants may apply through this site by uploading their CV, cover letter and a concise statement of their research and teaching interests. Applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of reference (on letterhead with signature) submitted.


Link: https://jobs.uchc.edu/CSS_External/CSSPage_JobDetail.ASP?T=20180920162444&
Employer: University of Connecticut
Location: Farmington, CT
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD and/or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 13th, 2018
Applications close: November 10th, 2018
University of ConnecticutFarmington, CTPhD and/or MDNDGSep 13, 2018
Faculty (Open Rank), Neuropharmacology

Faculty (Open Rank), Neuropharmacology

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Description:

he Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology invites applications for two new tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor to full Professor levels. Candidates must hold Ph.D. and/or M.D. degrees; will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program; and will be expected to participate in our graduate and teaching program in the area of neuropharmacology. Preference will be given to those applicants with active extramural funding and research interests in the development of new treatments for dementia, neurodegenerative diseases and stroke. Successful candidates may qualify for space and a joint appointment in a newly formed Neuroscience Institute that occupies space in a new research building. Serious consideration will be given to outstanding applicants from other areas that are complementary to the department’s current research efforts in cardiovascular, cell signaling, renal and cancer drug development. Information about the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is available at http://pharmacology.umc.edu. Review of applications will begin in November 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled. Send Curriculum Vitae and contact information for three references to: Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Pharmacology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216-4505 or email [email protected] EOE, M/F/D/V.


Candidates must hold Ph.D. and/or M.D. degrees; will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program; and will be expected to participate in our graduate and teaching program in the area of neuropharmacology


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11475232/assistant-professor
Employer: University of Mississippi
Location: Jackson, MS
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD and/or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 13th, 2018
University of MississippiJackson, MSPhD and/or MDNDGSep 13, 2018
Professor and Department Head, Anatomy and Neuroscience

Professor and Department Head, Anatomy and Neuroscience

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Description:

The Head of Department, Anatomy & Neuroscience will provide outstanding academic and administrative leadership, promoting high-impact research and teaching and learning in the Department, the Faculty and the University. Leadership and innovation in relation to teaching modalities will be highly regarded. A collegiate, collaborative, interdisciplinary and translational orientation that enhances the Department’s research and teaching culture will be critical as will engagement with clinicians, medical research institutes and commercial groups on a local and global perspective.


To be successful in this key leadership role, candidates will have a research doctoral degree in a relevant discipline; performance and pre-eminence as a scholar of international standing as measured by publication in high-impact peer reviewed journals; measures of esteem and substantial competitive grants won, managed and led.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment as a Professor. Appointment as Head of Department will be for five years initially with a possible continuation for a further term by negotiation. An attractive salary package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.


For full details about the role and a confidential discussion about this leadership opportunity, please contact Ms Caroline Dever, Managing Partner, +61 (0)429 939 399 or Dr Dennis Feeney, Partner, +61 (02) 8905 3722, Odgers Berndtson Australia or [email protected]


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=653981
Employer: University of Melbourne
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 13th, 2018
Applications close: October 17th, 2018
University of MelbourneMelbourne, AustraliaPhDNDGSep 13, 2018
Faculty (Open Rank), Biopharmaceutical Discovery

Faculty (Open Rank), Biopharmaceutical Discovery

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The University of Delaware is seeking applications for several open rank tenure-track professorships as part of a multiyear hiring effort in the area of biopharmaceutical discovery. Applicants must have a doctoral or equivalent degree, documented evidence of high quality research productivity, and a strong commitment to both research and teaching. Applicants with research interests broadly relevant to biopharmaceutical discovery that span chemistry (e.g. chemoproteomics, molecular probes for biological imaging, metabolomics); biology (e.g. diseases of immune or tissue dysfunction) and engineering (e.g. synthetic biology, protein design, metabolic engineering) will be considered.   Successful applicants could have faculty appointments in one or more of several departments, including Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Psychological and Brain Sciences.


Successful candidates are expected to: 1) develop and maintain a nationally recognized, externally funded interdisciplinary research program; 2) train BS, MS and PhD students; and 3) teach undergraduate and graduate level courses.  Successful candidates may synergize with current university research efforts in immunology, chemical biology, protein engineering, synthetic biology, neuroscience, molecular mechanisms underlying human disease, genomics/metagenomics, microbiology, cellular and developmental biology, cancer biology, chemoproteomics, soft materials, cardiovascular biology, ophthalmology, musculoskeletal biology, and/or tissue engineering.  Faculty will be provided with a competitive, ‘hard-funded’ salary and start-up package.


Using the Interfolio® online system at UD, http://apply.interfolio.com/54714 , applicant should submit a) a cover letter; b) a statement of current and long-term research plans; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a curriculum vitae; and e) three contact references.  Any questions can be directed to Susan Cheadle ([email protected]) or to Dr. Joseph Fox ([email protected]), Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Biopharmaceutical Discovery Cluster Hire University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716.  Review of applications will begin on receipt and continue until November 7, 2018 for full consideration. Positions will remain open until filled.


Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/54714
Employer: University of Delaware
Location: Newark, DE
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 11th, 2018
University of DelawareNewark, DEPhDNDGSep 11, 2018
Assistant Professor, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

Assistant Professor, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

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Description:

The Columbia Stem Cell Initiative (CSCI) at Columbia University in the City of New York is seeking candidates for several tenure track Assistant Professor positions. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in research.


The faculty appointment will be in the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine or an appropriate Department at the Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons (VP&S) of Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and Columbia University (CU).


Applicants should have demonstrated experience in one or more fields of stem cell biology, reprogramming, tissue engineering, regenerative biology, and medicine, and are expected to apply innovative approaches to address fundamental or translational questions relevant to the interests and goals of CSCI. Successful candidates will have a laboratory in the newly renovated CSCI space at CUIMC. They will be expected to develop an internationally recognized extramurally funded research program, and be committed to the graduate education and outreach missions of CSCI and their recruiting department.


CSCI investigators span the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Medicine and Engineering, and hold membership to other Institutes and Centers such as the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center and Motor Neuron Center. CSCI fosters interdisciplinary stem cell research with the goals of understanding developmental and regenerative processes, modeling and studying human diseases and the aging process, and developing cell and tissue based diagnostics and therapeutics. More information about CSCI can be found at https://www.stemcell.columbia.edu.


Completed applications should be submitted via the following website:


academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=66994


 Required Documents:



  • Curriculum Vitae (five pages maximum)

  • Statement of Research with description of significant research accomplishments and future research plans (four pages maximum)

  • Minimum of three (maximum of five) letter of references


First consideration will be given to applications received by November 16, 2018, but applications will be accepted after this date.


Candidates should make sure that if selected they will be available to attend the CSCI Recruitment Symposium organized on January 15-16, 2019 (January 29-30, 2019 is the backup date in the event of weather-related cancellations). This 2-day event will include seminars and discussions with members of the search committee, and additional details will be provided to the selected candidates.


Link: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1536268523400
Employer: Columbia University
Location: New York, NY
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD and/or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 7th, 2018
Columbia UniversityNew York, NYPhD and/or MDNDGSep 07, 2018
Faculty

Faculty

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Description:

The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor – UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) invites applications from highly accomplished individuals with an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree, at an early career stage with at least three years of postdoctoral training or, as an established mid-career level investigator.


Areas of interest include Cancer, Genomics, Health Services and Outcomes, Infection and Immunity, Metabolism and Endocrinology, Neurotherapeutics, and Respiratory Physiology and Medicine. Applicants whose research encompasses translational research (from basic science to community health) and those bringing novel approaches or cutting-edge technologies to study basic or translational aspects of chronic diseases (including health outcomes and clinical trials) are encouraged to apply.


Successful applicants will be proposed for in-residence academic appointments at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA at the appropriate level. More information about the institute is available at https://labiomed.org


Applications consist of the following items, which should be communicated electronically to Dr. J. Madrenas, Chief Scientific Officer, c/o Ms. Arlene Lacayo at [email protected] :


1. A cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (combined into a single .pdf document);

2. Statement of Future Research Interests (2 pages maximum);

3. The names and contact information of three individuals who would provide letters of reference.


Review of applications will start on October 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=653493
Employer: UCLA Medical Center
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MD or PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 6th, 2018
UCLA Medical CenterLos Angeles, CAMD or PhDNDGSep 06, 2018
Assistant Professor, Cell Biology and Neuroscience

Assistant Professor, Cell Biology and Neuroscience

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Description:

The Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience (CBN) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to develop an innovative and interdisciplinary research program in neuroscience. Priority will be given to outstanding applicants whose research focuses on neurophysiological analysis of single cells and circuits in the mammalian brain. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and graduate level courses in her/his field of expertise, and maintain a productive extramurally funded research program.


Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online by submitting a curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining a brief statement of research plans, and the contact information of three individuals who will provide letters of reference.


Applications should be submitted as soon as possible but not later than December 31, 2018.


Link: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/75468
Employer: Rutgers University
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 4th, 2018
Applications close: December 31st, 2018
Rutgers UniversityPiscataway, NJPhD or MDNDGSep 04, 2018
Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

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Description:

The proposed position is part of a cluster that comprises multiple tenure-track faculty positions, and is designed to establish excellence in emerging interdisciplinary fields; departmental appointments may be in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Biochemistry. A major goal is to strengthen Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience , as well as to link Neuroscience to the Chemical Biology of Natural Products. All candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to develop a vigorous, competitive and well-funded research program and will be evaluated on how their research potentially contributes to the long-term goal of excellence in interdisciplinary bridge areas. Applications by investigators, both experimental and theoretical, interested in macromolecular complexes on the membranes of neurons are particularly encouraged. An undergraduate track in Neuroscience and Biophysics is being developed within the College of Science, and faculty hired through this cluster are expected to participate in the development and teaching of innovative courses related to this initiative. While the openings are at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional senior candidates will be considered.


Assistant Professor applicants should upload an application letter with vita, a description of proposed research, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf. Senior applicants should upload an application letter and CV.


Applications should be uploaded in PDF format at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/81886. Initial interview selections will begin as applications are received, but applications submitted at a later date will be considered as needed.


Link: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/81886
Employer: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 4th, 2018
University of UtahSalt Lake City, UTPhDNDGSep 04, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Meyer Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Meyer Lab

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Description:

The Meyer laboratory is focusing on research in life-threatening Neurodegenerative and Neurological Disorders such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Rett Syndrome and Batten Disease. We investigate disease mechanisms using state-of-the-art in vitro models and reprogramming techniques. Our efforts are motivated by finding a treatment that can be translated to the clinic. Using gene therapy, we have successfully translated several of our approaches to the clinic and continue to work hand-in-hand with clinicians at the hospital to move additional programs forward.


Our laboratory is looking for a highly motivated, team-oriented post-doctoral researcher preferably with experience in tissue sectioning and staining methods. The position does not require a background in gene therapy, but experience in working with animals models are an advantage. The candidate works under the mentorship of an established CRI principal investigator or Senior Research Scientists to design experiments and develop protocols to conduct research in the field of gene therapy. From the results of studies, the candidate helps to develop hypotheses for further investigation. Moreover, he/she prepares technical materials such as abstracts, annual reports, scientific papers and presentations. The candidate works toward a goal of becoming independent in his/her research effort, and eventually obtaining external research funding. Appointment as a Post Doc is a maximum of 5 years in length.


Link: https://external-nationwidechildrens.icims.com/jobs/12419/post-doctoral-scientist---gene-therapy/job?mobile=false&width=1170&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240
Employer: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Location: Columbus, OH
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: September 4th, 2018
Nationwide Children's HospitalColumbus, OHPhDALSSep 04, 2018
Investigator (Multiple Subject Areas)

Investigator (Multiple Subject Areas)

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Description:

The National Institutes of Health, the U.S. government’s premier biomedical and behavioral research enterprise and a component of the Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to announce its tenth annual call for researchers who want to be “NIH Earl Stadtman Investigators”. These are tenure-track positions (assistant professor equivalent) within the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP).


As a member of the IRP, you join a team whose hallmarks are stable funding, intellectual freedom, shared resources, and access to a wide range of scientific expertise. A wide array of scientists already has been hired through the “Stadtman” recruitment mechanism over the last nine years.


A variety of basic and translational/clinical positions are available, with areas of active recruitment including (but not limited to): Behavioral Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Biostatistics, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Cell Metabolism, Chemical Biology, Chromosome Biology, Computational Biology/Bioinformatics (including natural language processing and text mining), Developmental Biology, Epidemiology, Genetics, Genomics, Health Disparities, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Molecular Pharmacology, Neurodevelopment, Neurosciences, Physiology, RNA Biology, Social Sciences, Structural Biology, Systems Biology, Toxicology, Translational and Clinical Research, and Virology.


Link: https://irp.nih.gov/careers/trans-nih-scientific-recruitments/stadtman-tenure-track-investigators/application-details-for-stadtman-investigators
Employer: NIH
Location: Bethesda, MD
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MD, PhD, DDS/DMD, DVM, DO, RN/PhD
Conditions:
Job posted: August 31st, 2018
Applications close: September 30th, 3018
NIHBethesda, MDMD, PhD, DDS/DMD, DVM, DO, RN/PhDAug 31, 2018
Assistant Professor, Computational Neuroscience

Assistant Professor, Computational Neuroscience

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Description:

The California Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track professorial position in the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering. We are searching for a talented investigator at the interface of neuroscience, mathematics, and computing. The successful applicant is expected to develop an innovative research program that complements experimental neuroscience research at Caltech, and should have a commitment to undergraduate teaching. The initial appointment will be made at the assistant professor level for four years and is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. degree.


Please submit an on-line application at http://www.bbe.caltech.edu/positions and include a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, relevant publications, and a description of proposed research. Instructions will be given for submission of letters of reference when you apply on-line. The application deadline is November 30, 2018. Applicants must also commit to attend a recruiting symposium at Caltech to be held February 28 – March 1, 2019.


Link: http://www.bbe.caltech.edu/content/computational-and-theoretical-neuroscience-faculty-position
Employer: Cal Tech
Location: Pasadena, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 30th, 2018
Applications close: November 30th, 2018
Cal TechPasadena, CAPhDNDGAug 30, 2018
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

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Description:

The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position in either animal physiology or neurobiology at the Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2019. Applicants should have a PhD and post-doctoral experience. The strongest candidates will be committed to combining teaching and research at a small liberal arts college and will be prepared to contribute to an integrative Biology curriculum.


Teaching responsibilities include participation in a team-taught introductory course, an intermediate level course in either animal physiology or neurobiology that includes laboratory and/or fieldwork, and an advanced seminar with research projects in an area of the applicant’s interest. The College offers competitive start-up packages to support faculty research and teaching, funds for travel to professional meetings, summer support of undergraduate research collaborators, and a generous sabbatical policy.


All application materials should be submitted using Interfolio by October 1st, 2018. Questions regarding this position should be addressed to the Search Chair at [email protected].


Please submit a cover letter, an up to date CV., a research statement, a teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation by October 1, 2018. Please address any questions you may have to  [email protected].


 


Link: http://apply.interfolio.com/52142
Employer: Swarthmore College
Location: Swarthmore, PA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 30th, 2018
Applications close: October 1st, 2018
Swarthmore CollegeSwarthmore, PAPhDNDGAug 30, 2018
Assistant or Associate Member, Neuronal Cell Biology

Assistant or Associate Member, Neuronal Cell Biology

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Description:

The Department of Developmental Neurobiology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (St. Jude) starts a new phase of hiring that will focus on exceptional and creative scientists for a FACULTY position in neuronal cell biology. We are seeking an investigator to lead a multidisciplinary research program that thematically applies cell biological paradigms and approaches to mechanistically decipher the core cellular mechanisms of neurons in the developing nervous system. Areas of interest include mechanisms underlying genome organization, neuronal motility, axon or dendrite morphogenesis, physiology of neuronal trafficking events, synaptogenesis, cell biology of synaptic transmission, and how these processes occur in live animals or are perturbed in neurodevelopmental disorders. Early career investigators interested in contributing to a culture of excellence at St. Jude are particularly encouraged to apply. This search is also open for mid-career investigators with a strong record of independent research.


The research environment at St. Jude is highly interactive with collaborative opportunities across all basic research and clinical departments, as well as access to state-of-the-art institutional shared resources managed by Ph.D. level scientists. Developmental Neurobiology investigators have access to specialized departmental shared resources that include animal behavior, human stem cells, live cell imaging, cell sorting and advanced image processing and analysis. Our commitment to lead in cutting edge imaging includes advanced systems including but not limited to the Lattice Light Sheet microscope, Helios and Teneo 3D electron microscopes, multiphoton microscope with resonant scanning and optogenetic capabilities.


We offer very competitive packages, including generous startup funds, equipment, laboratory space, personnel support and potential institutional support beyond the start-up phase. A faculty position at the Assistant and Associate Member level may be considered. Successful applicants may hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, have at least three years of relevant postgraduate experience, and a demonstrated track record of productivity.


Interested applicants should send via email a curriculum vitae, a 2-3 page summary of research interests, and the names of three references to:


David Solecki, Ph.D and Stanislav S. Zakharenko, M.D./Ph.D.

Department of Developmental Neurobiology

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105


Email: [email protected]


www.stjude.org/developmental-neurobiology


Link: https://faculty-stjude.icims.com/jobs/4094/associate-member/job?mobile=false&width=1180&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240
Employer: St Jude Children's Research Hospital
Location: Memphis, TN
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD and/or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 30th, 2018
St Jude Children's Research HospitalMemphis, TNPhD and/or MDNDGAug 30, 2018
Faculty (Open Rank), Neurobiology

Faculty (Open Rank), Neurobiology

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Description:

As part of its Neuroscience Initiative, WPI invites applications for an open rank tenured or tenure-track position in Neurobiology in the Department of Biology and Biotechnology to begin in the fall of 2019.


Applicants should have a strong track record in Neurobiology research and a Ph.D. in the life sciences or a closely related discipline. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a robust, externally funded research program in Neurobiology that complements and intersects areas such as, but not limited to: connectomics, cellular and molecular neurobiology, developmental neurobiology and disease, immunobiology, and systems biology. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in the newly established Neuroscience Initiative at WPI (www.wpi.edu/+neuroscience) which promotes broader campus-wide cross-disciplinary activities in neuroscience. This initiative stimulates collaborations between research groups with different expertise including biology, biochemistry, chemistry, bioinformatics and data science, biomedical engineering, and physics.


Salary, benefits, and start-up funding are competitive and commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. Qualified applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching objectives, and a list of professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Link: https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/6139
Employer: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Location: Worcester, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 30th, 2018
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcester, MAPhDNDGAug 30, 2018
Managing Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Managing Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

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Description:

We have an open position for a scientist with excellent organizational, communication and writing skills, and expertise with information technology, to help shape and support the scientific activities of the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience and the Department of Neuroscience at Yale.


Duties of the position include: assist in strategic planning for Kavli activities and funding opportunities; organize Kavli scientific events; translate scientific advances at Yale to a broader audience in various formats including social media content, articles, and press releases; manage Departmental and Kavli web sites; and assist faculty in the identification of funding sources and the preparation of grant applications. He/she will be embedded in the intellectual environment of a very strong and collaborative neuroscience research community, whose focus spans from molecular and cellular neuroscience to system and cognitive neuroscience.


The applicant should have a PhD degree in a biological discipline, with a preference for neuroscience; postdoctoral experience and/or experience as an independent investigator is preferred but not required. Experience in scientific writing and outreach is highly desirable. Outstanding communication and organizational skills, enthusiasm for working with others, a drive to learn and a passion for neuroscience is required.


Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three writing examples, and arrange for submission of 3 letters of recommendation that should include comments on communication and writing skills. All application materials should be submitted electronically to apply.interfolio.com/45632.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and until the position is filled with priority given to those applications received by October 15, 2018.


Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/53649
Employer: Yale University
Location: New Haven, CT
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 30th, 2018
Applications close: October 15th, 2018
Yale UniversityNew Haven, CTPhDNDGAug 30, 2018
Faculty (Open Rank), Neuroscience

Faculty (Open Rank), Neuroscience

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Description:

The Department of Cell Biology and Physiology and the Neuroscience Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invite applications for two open-rank, tenure-track/tenure eligible faculty positions. Research areas of particular interest include Alzheimer’s disease, neurodegeneration, pain, glial biology and glial diseases, but outstanding work in any area of neuroscience will be considered.


Applicants should apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/147167. The online application will require a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief (~1,500 word) statement of ongoing and planned research, and the names and contact information for four referees. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.


Department HR Contact: [email protected]


Employer: University of North Carolina
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD, MD, or MD/PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 29th, 2018
University of North CarolinaChapel Hill, NCPhD, MD, or MD/PhDNDGAug 29, 2018
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Pathology

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Pathology

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Description:

Stanford Medicine is committed to the vision of excellence in all allied fields within the neurosciences.  The Stanford Department of Pathology embraces this vision, and accordingly here we announce our intent to recruit an outstanding physician-scientist with major focus in investigative neuropathology, ideally with a strong interest and record of accomplishment in neurodegenerative diseases. Based on the applicant’s qualifications and career goals, candidates may be hired in any rank of the University Tenure Line (UTL) or Medical Center Line (MCL).  The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, which will be determined based on qualifications and experience of the candidate.


Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, as well as a brief description of research accomplishments and plans for future scholarly work. These, with the names of five references, should be submitted by December 31, 2018.


Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/53884
Employer: Stanford University School of Medicine
Location: Stanford, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MD, or MD/PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 28th, 2018
Applications close: December 31st, 2018
Stanford University School of MedicineStanford, CAMD, or MD/PhDNDGAug 28, 2018
Graduate Studentship, ALS (Funded)

Graduate Studentship, ALS (Funded)

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This proposal aims to investigate the molecular interactions between noncoding RNAs (ncRNA) and aging in the context of ALS-associated motor neuron degeneration.


The project will involve developing 3D models of neurodegeneration using patient-derived iPSC and CRISPR edited isogenic controls. The student will learn cutting edge cell biology techniques to develop these disease models. Further, these models will be investigated at the molecular level using state-of-the-art genomics tools. The student will gain training in stem cell based disease modelling, genomics as well as high-content microscopy based screening. The project is expected to have a significant impact on advancing our knowledge regarding ALS and potentially take us a step closer to finding a therapy for this devastating disease.


This award provides annual funding to cover UK/EU tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. For students who pay UK/EU tuition fees the award will cover the tuition fees in full, plus at least £14,777 per year tax-free stipend. Students who pay international tuition fees are eligible to apply, but should note that the award will only provide payment for part of the international tuition fee and no stipend.


The studentship will be awarded on the basis of merit for 3.5 years of full-time study to commence in November 2018 and is subject to confirmation of funding.


Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BMJ131/phd-studentship-investigating-the-interactions-of-noncoding-rnas-and-aging-pathways-in-driving-motor-neuron-degeneration-in-als-motor-neuron-disease-stem-cells-genomics-funded
Employer: University of Exeter
Location: Exeter, England
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: August 28th, 2018
Applications close: September 21st, 2018
University of ExeterExeter, EnglandBSALSAug 28, 2018
Professor and Chief Scientific Director, Innovative Genomics Institute

Professor and Chief Scientific Director, Innovative Genomics Institute

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Description:

The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) at the University of California, Berkeley seeks candidates for a new position, Professor in Molecular & Cell Biology and Chief Scientific Director of the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI). The expected start date is July 1, 2019.


We seek an experienced researcher and instructor adept with disruptive technology and ideas to join our faculty and lead research at the intersection of paradigm-shifting basic science discoveries and societal good and to train our future biologists. The successful candidate will also serve as the Chief Scientific Director for the IGI (50%), providing senior team leadership and strategic thinking in the direction and development of initiatives including establishing clinical trials in biomedicine and field trials in agriculture, developing new philanthropic and grant support, and engaging in strategic planning.


Preferred qualifications (by start date):

¥ A Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology, or a related field

¥ Ability to teach and mentor students at all academic levels

¥ A record of extramural research funding or serving as principle investigator

¥ Experience directing and/or developing initiatives translating genome-editing based discovery to real-world applications (e.g. enabling genome-editing approaches in clinical settings to address critical unmet medical needs; deploying genome-editing approaches to agricultural crops with a global footprint; and/or developing applications of genome editing and cell engineering in industrial settings including new genome editing systems)

¥ A proven record of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion through teaching, research, and/or service


Applications must be received by October 29, 2018. To apply, complete an application with the following required documents at: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01786


¥ Cover Letter summarizing your interest and qualifications for this position

¥ Curriculum Vitae: your most recently updated C.V.

¥ Summary of Research and Directing Experience: a summary of your ongoing and planned research program and leadership or director experience.

¥ Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: a 2 – 3 page statement including your understanding of these issues, your record of activities, and your specific plans/ goals for advancing equity. (See https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity)

¥ Summary of Teaching and Service Experience: a summary of teaching experience and interests.

¥ Publications List: A complete list of publications


Applicants should provide the names and contact information for three references who will be contacted for letters only if you are a finalist for the position, and you give permission to do so. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html)


Please direct questions to [email protected], with a note indicating this Search # JPF01786.


Link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01786
Employer: University of California
Location: Berkeley, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions:
Job posted: August 28th, 2018
Applications close: October 29th, 2018
University of CaliforniaBerkeley, CAPhDAug 28, 2018
Associate Professor, Neuroscience

Associate Professor, Neuroscience

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Description:

The Department of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida is seeking outstanding candidates with dynamic research programs in Neurobiology of Disease and Aging.


The candidates for this position will be expected to have a track record of major contributions to the field, with an emphasis on the application of novel in vitro and in vivo imaging tools, disease modeling using animals and induced pluripotent stem cells, the use of systems level analytical and bioinformatics approaches, or the integration of multiple discovery platforms to advance our understanding of disease biology and etiology. Although all areas of neurodegenerative disease and aging research will be considered, we are particular seeking candidates who have primary interests in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, synaptic biology, innate immunity, vascular biology, and brain aging as it relates to neurobiology of disease. The candidates for this position are expected to have a history of extramural funding, as well as a proven record of collaborative team science endeavors. Individuals with interest and experience in research training and graduate-level education are particularly encouraged to respond.


The Mayo Clinic Department of Neuroscience is a prominent department and is internationally recognized and respected for academic excellence. Basic scientists within the neuroscience department have strong expertise in neurogenetics, neuropathology, disease modeling, immunity, and experimental therapeutics. The Department faculty play key roles in the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, large scale NIA-funded Alzheimer’s disease consortia including AMP-AD and M2OVE-AD, Tau Center without Walls, biomarker studies of Lewy body dementia and in NIH whole genome sequencing studies of both


frontotemporal dementia and the parkinsonian tauopathy progressive supranuclear palsy. The research mission of the department is closely aligned with the resources and initiatives of the Center for Biomedical Discovery, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Center for Individualized Medicine, Department of Neurology, Department of Neurosurgery, and the Center on Aging. The Department also has an outstanding training environment and is closely aligned with the Neurobiology of Disease Program at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.


Mayo Clinic has a large number of world-class
faculty. Laboratories and shared resource facilities are state-of- the-art, including those for microscopy and imaging, cell and molecular biology, animal models, production of iPS cells and clinical grade MSCs, biomedical engineering and mathematics, materials testing, a Medical Genomics Facility, a Mouse Modeling Facility, Molecular and Microscopic Core Facilities, and unique Human Disease Tissue Banks. We offer a highly competitive compensation package with sustained intramural funding, capital equipment funding, technical and computational resources, and exceptional benefits.


Applications should include a cover letter, CV and a statement of research interests. Specific questions should be directed to: Dr. Leonard Petrucelli, Ph.D. Department of Neuroscience Chair, Search Committee C/O Adriana Semko [email protected]


[This job posting was originally posted on July 2, 2018 and was subsequently re-posted.]


Link: https://jobs.mayoclinic.org/jobs/faculty-position-department-of-neuroscience-99478br/?Codes=SEC12212
Employer: Mayo Clinic
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 27th, 2018
Mayo ClinicJacksonville, FLPhDNDGAug 27, 2018

Industry

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NEW! Research Scientist, Neurobiology

Research Scientist, Neurobiology

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Description:

Voyager Therapeutics is seeking an experienced and highly motivated neurobiologist to contribute to our research team at our facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This is an ideal position for an individual with a strong background in in vivoexperimental methods and readouts, who thrives in a team-oriented, fast-paced, and cross-disciplinary start-up biotech environment. The individual will work in the laboratory and be responsible for experimental execution and data analysis for research studies supporting therapeutic programs and platform discovery research in neurodegenerative disease areas.  The successful candidate will have extensive prior experience in drug discovery in neurodegenerative diseases including hands-on techniques in stereotaxic surgery, in vivo behavioral assays of rodent models, CNS tissue dissection, and tissue analysis (such as RT-qPCR, western blot and ELISA).


Voyager’s pipeline is focused on severe CNS diseases in need of effective new therapies, including advanced Parkinson’s disease, a monogenic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Huntington’s disease, Friedreich’s ataxia, Alzheimer’s Disease and neuropathic pain.


To apply, email [email protected]


Link: https://www.voyagertherapeutics.com/join-our-team/careers/
Employer: Voyager Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 19th, 2018
Voyager TherapeuticsCambridge, MAPhDNDGOct 19, 2018
NEW! Research Scientist

Research Scientist

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Description:

At Tiaki, we discover first-in-class small molecule therapeutics to provide disease modifying benefit to patients suffering from age-related dementias. To accomplish this we focus on discovering drugs that return chronically activated microglia, found in neurodegenerative conditions, to CNS protective microglia found in the healthy brain. Tiaki is a venture-backed start up located at Lab Central.


Tiaki is seeking a talented bench scientist to expand our biology team to four scientists. The candidate must have start-up biotech experience and be highly motivated, collaborative, and team-oriented with strong laboratory skills. The ideal candidate has experience in CNS disease drug discovery and knowledge of microglial and/or neuronal biology. The position requires knowledge of in vitro techniques, including primary cell and tissue culture, various in vitro CNS cellular assays, gene expression analysis, and protein quantification. Experience with immunohistochemistry and microscopy is a plus. Assay development experience is preferred. The scientist will work intimately with all members of the team in order to develop microglia-targeted therapeutics for dementia.


To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Lauren Martens.


Link: https://careers.massbio.org/job/scientistassociate-scientist/43404630/
Employer: Tiaki Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: MS
Conditions: FTD, Other Dementias
Job posted: October 17th, 2018
Tiaki TherapeuticsCambridge, MAMSFTD, Other DementiasOct 17, 2018
Research Scientist, Discovery

Research Scientist, Discovery

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Description:

Proneurotech, Inc. is a new, privately-held biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel neuroprotective drugs that prevent axon degeneration for the treatment of neurologic and ocular diseases.


We are looking for a motivated and passionate Scientist to join our founding team. We are a small, but rapidly growing team leveraging breakthrough insights from our founders to develop novel treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. Depending upon experience level, the title for this position could be either Scientist or Senior Scientist.


Ideal candidates will use their scientific acumen and collaborative approach to partner with the Proneurotech team on all aspects of the drug discovery process from target discovery through nomination of a clinical candidate.


Key Responsibilities:



  • Identify and validate new targets that block axon loss and degeneration

  • Conduct mechanism of action studies to inform PK/PD and biomarker endpoints in in vivo models

  • Establish and supervise in vivo models in neuropathic pain and neurodegeneration both internally and through CROs

  • Develop and validate biochemical and cell-based assays

  • Participate as a member of a cross-functional team and develop collaborative relationships across the company

  • Participate in licensing discussions and build strong transparent relationships with external partners and academic collaborators

  • Troubleshoot technical difficulties and implement solutions

  • Oversee the design of new protocols and experiments

  • Coach, manage and mentor junior scientists

  • Keep detailed and organized records of experimental protocols and results


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11568386/scientist-discovery-biology
Employer: Proneurotech
Location: San Francisco, CA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 10th, 2018
ProneurotechSan Francisco, CAPhDNDGOct 10, 2018
Senior Scientist

Senior Scientist

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Description:

Yumanity is seeking a creative, experienced, talented and versatile scientist to join our interdisciplinary team and advance novel drug discovery programs. The position will be laboratory based, and requires strong experimental skills in neurobiology, preferably with experience in assay development. The position reports to the director of discovery biology and will collaborate across all of Yumanity’s core discovery platforms, including chemistry, yeast screening and target identification.


Responsibilities include:



  • Develop neurodegenerative disease model systems in primary or iPSC-derived CNS cell types.

  • Develop robust assay platforms to facilitate target validation and small molecule characterization and screening assays.

  • Be an active intellectual contributor in the Discovery group. Participate in group discussions on targets, assays, project strategies and prioritization. Present and advocate for new ideas and provide regular progress updates in large and small group settings.

  • Develop collaborative working relationships across Discovery. Foster productive interactions with chemistry, yeast small molecule screening and target identification groups.


Link: http://www.yumanity.com/careers/
Employer: Yumanity Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: MS or PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 10th, 2018
Yumanity TherapeuticsCambridge, MAMS or PhDNDGOct 10, 2018
Research Scientist II, Translational Genome Sciences

Research Scientist II, Translational Genome Sciences

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Description:

We seek a talented and highly collaborative computational biologist that has extensive experience with 1) RNA Sequencing for transcriptome analysis, and 2) applying short and long read DNA-Seq methods for mutation mapping and viral genome characterization, and a keen interest in applying these methods to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.


Link: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/scientist-ii-translational-genome-sciences-at-biogen-838730060/
Employer: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 8th, 2018
BiogenCambridge, MAPhDNDGOct 08, 2018
Senior Scientist

Senior Scientist

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Description:

We seek a highly motivated, productive, and creative Senior Scientific Researcher to join our endeavor in basic neuroscience research and pursuit of innovative treatments for CNS diseases. The individual will use a variety of neurophysiological and molecular/cellular techniques to investigate basic mechanisms of neurological disease and identify new therapeutic targets. Areas of interest include understanding the roles of neural circuit dysfunction and neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative conditions. He/she will be expected to independently design, execute and analyze experiments, as well as frequently interact and communicate with other groups as part of a diverse and multidisciplinary team. This is a hands-on laboratory position with abundant opportunity for collaboration with other researchers in a highly dynamic and fast-paced environment.


Applicants should have a relevant PhD with a strong research background in neuroscience or related fields. The ideal candidate will combine research experience using electrophysiological/imaging approaches and biochemical/cell biological approaches. A track record of completing challenging technical problems independently and creatively, exemplified by publication of research in high-quality scientific journals is required.


Link: https://www.gene.com/careers/detail/201809-120625/Senior-Scientific-Researcher-Genentech-Research
Employer: Genentech
Location: San Francisco, CA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 1st, 2018
GenentechSan Francisco, CAPhDNDGOct 01, 2018
Associate Director or Director, Cell Culture Development

Associate Director or Director, Cell Culture Development

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Description:

Voyager is seeking a highly motivated Associate Director/Director to lead Cell Culture Development and Baculovirus Vector Engineering activities for the production of rAAV. Level commensurate with experience.


The qualified candidate will be a leader within Voyager Technical Operations with a strong background and expertise in cell culture manufacturing of biologics or vaccines. Primary responsibilities will include leading upstream process development activities for the manufacture of pre-clinical and cGMP grade rAAV products, participating in and leading internal productions, approving appropriate documents and leading technology transfer to assorted CMOs, as well as provide oversight to cGMP manufacturing activities. Additionally, the individual will also lead Voyager’s Baculovirus Vector Engineering team, tasked with the goal of developing GMP-source baculovirus vectors and optimize Voyager Sf9/baculovirus platform for production of rAAV.


Strong expertise with cell culture engineering discipline and knowledge in molecular biology is required. The ability to lead and organize multiple projects in parallel and manage and provide strategic direction to a group of ~ 10 FTEs. Excellent communication skills and ability to take the initiative to successfully drive Voyager’s projects and manufacturing process are all important aspects of the position.


Link: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/associate-director-director-cell-culture-development-at-voyager-therapeutics-inc-849166966/
Employer: Voyager Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD with 8+ years of industry experience in process development, or BS or MS degree with 15+ years of industry experience
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 14th, 2018
Voyager TherapeuticsCambridge, MAPhD with 8+ years of industry experience in process development, or BS or MS degree with 15+ years of industry experienceNDGSep 14, 2018
Senior Scientist, Neuroscience

Senior Scientist, Neuroscience

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Description:

We are currently seeking an experienced and highly motivated Neuroscientist who shares our passion for the promise of RNAi therapeutics to join us at the Scientist/Senior Scientist level. The successful candidate will work with our multidisciplinary CNS team to advance our CNS platform. They will have a strong background in neuroscience with a focus on cell biology as well as biomarker discovery and development.


 Summary of Key Responsibilities



  • Contribute to our effort to advance RNAi for CNS delivery

  • Assay development for CNS biology including cell based and biochemical assays

  • Work with the team enhance our understanding of RNAi for CNS targets in primary and derived cells

  • Participate in advancement of our CNS RNAi platform

  • Identify nucleic acid and protein biomarkers and optimize assays for the assessment of functional RNAi in CNS

  • Partner with clinical stage program teams to design biomarker strategies to further patient segmentation and understanding of MOA



  • Establish and manage relationships with academic collaborators and/or CROs, including development of research plans and deliverables.


Link: https://alnylam.taleo.net/careersection/alny_ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=30762
Employer: Alnylam
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 11th, 2018
AlnylamCambridge, MAPhDNDGSep 11, 2018
Research Scientist

Research Scientist

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Description:

Ready to join a team committed to moving gene therapies into the clinical and commercial settings for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? AveXis is advancing cutting-edge science to treat rare and life-threatening genetic diseases starting with our clinical-stage, proprietary gene therapy candidate, AVXS-101. We are in the midst of an incredible journey, and are looking for passionate individuals to join us on this important mission.


AveXis, Inc., a Novartis Company, is a clinical-stage gene therapy company, dedicated to developing and commercializing novel treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Our initial product candidate, AVXS-101, is our proprietary gene therapy product candidate currently in development for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, Type 1, the leading genetic cause of infant mortality, and for the treatment of SMA Type 2. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has granted AVXS-101 Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of all types of SMA and Breakthrough Therapy Designation, as well as Fast Track Designation for the treatment of SMA Type 1. In addition to developing AVXS-101 to treat SMA Type 1 and Type 2, we also plan to develop other novel treatments for rare neurological diseases, including Rett syndrome (RTT) and a genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) caused by mutations in the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) gene.The person in this position is responsible for executing in vitro experiments for AveXis programs. This individual will work in the laboratory, responsible for execution of experiments related to existing and pipeline products. This individual will report to a Senior Scientist in Research and Development.


Link: https://careers-avexis.icims.com/jobs/2491/scientist%2c-research-and-development/job?mobile=false&width=900&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240
Employer: AveXis
Location: San Diego, CA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: BS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: September 6th, 2018
AveXisSan Diego, CABSALSSep 06, 2018
Scientist II, Translational Genome Sciences

Scientist II, Translational Genome Sciences

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Description:

We seek a talented and highly collaborative computational biologist that has extensive experience with 1) RNA Sequencing for transcriptome analysis, and 2) applying short and long read DNA-Seq methods for mutation mapping and viral genome characterization, and a keen interest in applying these methods to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.


Link: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/838730060/
Employer: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: MS and/or PhD preferred
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 6th, 2018
BiogenCambridge, MAMS and/or PhD preferredNDGSep 06, 2018
Medical Director, Clinical Development (ALS, SMA)

Medical Director, Clinical Development (ALS, SMA)

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Description:

The position of Associate Medical Director/Medical Director, Clinical Development sits within Pain, Neuromuscular and Rare Disease of Late Stage Clinical Development. The new Medical Director will support neuromuscular indications including Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The successful candidate will demonstrate the flexibility and capability to function at a high level across multiple studies. Activities include direct responsibility for advancing high priority clinical programs through clinical study design and execution, development of biomarker strategies, as well as interpretation of data from key clinical studies. The individual who assumes this position will interact with multiple levels of management within Biogen, external stakeholders in the medical community as well with global regulatory authorities.


Link: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=169&siteid=5140&jobId=812014&Codes=W-LINKEDIN#jobDetails=812014_5140
Employer: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: MD, PhD, or PharmD
Conditions: ALS, SMA
Job posted: August 28th, 2018
BiogenCambridge, MAMD, PhD, or PharmDALS, SMAAug 28, 2018

Non-Profit and Government

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