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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NEW! Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

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The Department of Neurosciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek applicants who utilize innovative methodological approaches to investigate basic mechanisms of neural development, regeneration, or neural circuit function and how perturbation of these mechanisms contributes to neurological, neurodegenerative, and/or psychiatric diseases. The new investigator will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with a diverse group of individuals in basic science and clinical departments within the School of Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, and MetroHealth Medical Center. Case Western Reserve University has an outstanding infrastructure for biomedical research including recently renovated animal facilities and core facilities supporting state-of-the-art methodologies in cellular and whole animal imaging, behavioral analyses, and proteomics and genomics. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has committed significant resources for major expansion of neuroscience research.


Applicants for a position as Assistant Professor should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, 3 to 5 years postdoctoral experience, and a strong record of scholarly activity. Candidates for appointment as Associate Professor should have these credentials and be nationally recognized scholars with a strong, externally funded research program.


Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, names of three references and be submitted electronically at http://apply.interfolio.com/57451. The Interfolio application site will open on December 1, 2018 and close on January 28, 2019. For technical questions about your application, please contact Interfolio directly at 877-997-8807 or [email protected]


Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/57451
Employer: Case Western
Location: Cleveland, OH
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD and/or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: December 1st, 2018
Applications close: January 28th, 2019
Case WesternCleveland, OHPhD and/or MDNDGDec 01, 2018
NEW! Postdoctoral Fellow, Maragakis Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Maragakis Lab

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The ALS Center for Cell Therapy and Regeneration Research at Johns Hopkins is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to participate in research utilizing human induced pluripotent stem cell models of neurodegenerative disease, with an emphasis on motor neuron diseases (ALS). The fellowship will use stem cell methodologies to both investigate disease pathogenesis as well as evaluate potential therapeutics. There is also a programmatic interest in the investigation of astrocyte-mediated contributions to the progression of disease in ALS with an emphasis on human iPSC-derived astrocyte biology and electrophysiology.


Preference will be given to candidates whose research is related to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders and/or stem cell biology.


Interested candidates should have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree, and a demonstrated capacity to perform creative and original research. Interested applicants should send their resumes by email to Dr. Nicholas J. Maragakis at [email protected]


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/486927/postdoctoral-position-als-center-for-cell-therapy-and-regeneration-research-at-johns-hopkins/
Employer: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, MD
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: November 13th, 2018
Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MDPhD or MDALSNov 13, 2018
NEW! Faculty (Open Rank), Neuroscience

Faculty (Open Rank), Neuroscience

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Employer University of Kentucky Department of Neuroscience

Location University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Neuroscience Lexington, Kentucky (US)

Salary Compensation will becommensurate with experience.

Posted November 12 2018

Discipline Life Sciences, Anatomy, Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology, Health Sciences, Translational Research

Position Type Full Time

Organization Type Academia

Job Type Faculty

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The Department of Neuroscience in the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky (https://neuroscience.med.uky.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Applicants who study the mechanisms of central nervous system function and plasticity are encouraged to apply. The research interests of newly appointed faculty will complement those of existing collaborative teams within the Department and across the College studying neurotrauma, epilepsy, stroke, aging, neurodegenerative diseases, and motivated behaviors. New faculty will also contribute to graduate training and to the neuroscience or anatomical science teaching missions of the department. Qualified candidates should have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have at least three years of postdoctoral experience in neuroscience or a related field, with a strong record of scholarly activity and clear potential to secure extramural funding for their research program. Candidates applying for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor should also be nationally or internationally recognized scholars with consistent externally funded research programs.


Application materials should be emailed to Ms. Avalon Sandoval ([email protected]) and should include: 1) a cover letter addressed to Bret N. Smith, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience, University of Kentucky College of Medicine; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a two to three page description of research plans; 4) a statement of teaching interests; 5) two recent key publications; and 6) names/contact information for at least three references. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on December 7, 2018; the search will remain open until the position is filled. If offered this position, you will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a pre-employment national background check as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources.


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/486923/assistant-associate-full-professor-of-neuroscience-tenure-track-/
Employer: University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington, KY
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 12th, 2018
University of KentuckyLexington, KYPhDNDGNov 12, 2018
NEW! Graduate Studentship, Sterneckert Lab

Graduate Studentship, Sterneckert Lab

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At TU Dresden the Junior Research Group of Dr. Jared Sterneckert, “iPS Cells and Neurodegenerative Disease” at the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), an Institute of the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB), is calling for applications for a PhD scholarship. The Scholarship starts as soon as possible and is initially limited until Aug 30th 2020 with an optional extension. Dr. Sterneckert’s group uses patient specific induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to generate models of neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Using a combination of gene editing, proteomics, and small molecules, we aim at understanding the mechanism(s) of pathogenesis and identifying novel treatments. The aim of this project is to use iPS cell-derived neurons in combination with patient biosamples to study amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, particularly the role of exosomes.


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=663663
Employer: TU Dresden
Location: Dresden, Germany
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BS
Conditions: ALS, PD
Job posted: November 8th, 2018
TU DresdenDresden, GermanyBSALS, PDNov 08, 2018
NEW! Research Technician

Research Technician

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Technician in the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN). SITraN is a purpose built research facility which was opened in November 2010 by Her Majesty the Queen. The Institute houses clinical and basic scientists from the Department of Neuroscience and the primary focus is research into neurodegenerative disorders such as Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.


We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join the core technical team within SITraN and provide research technical support for an exciting new role within SITraN. You will be responsible for running high-throughput drug screenings for Pharma companies and maintaining human and mouse stem cells. You will learn how to culture Human fibroblasts and then reprogram into induced neural progenitor cells and maintain the progenitors for further differentiation into human astrocytes and neurons. You will learn a number of cutting edge techniques and your role will be embedded in a very dynamic research group.


The salary is £19,202 to £21,414 per annum. Potential to progress to £23,334 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.


Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BOA193/research-technician
Employer: University of Sheffield
Location: Sheffield, England
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: November 7th, 2018
Applications close: November 19th, 2018
University of SheffieldSheffield, EnglandBSALSNov 07, 2018
NEW! Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Neurobiology of Disease

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Neurobiology of Disease

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We invite applications for a tenure review eligible faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the Brain and Mind Research Institute and in relevant Graduate Training Programs at Weill Cornell Medicine. Primary criteria for appointment will be outstanding records of innovative research, academic performance and commitment to disease-focused neuroscience. Of particular interest are applicants who are using electrophysiology, imaging, immunology, and computational approaches to unravel mechanisms of major brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions. Demonstrated ability to attract independent grant support is another selection criterion. Additional requirements include a medical or doctoral degree, and at least four years of teaching experience (during residency, fellowship, and/or in the lab) by the time the appointment becomes effective.


Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The search will continue until the position is filled. However, to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2018.


Please send your curriculum vitae, a description of achievements and research interests, and the names of three references to: Marcella Garvey at [email protected]


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=663017
Employer: Weill-Cornell Medicine
Location: New York, NY
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 5th, 2018
Weill-Cornell MedicineNew York, NYPhD or MDNDGNov 05, 2018
NEW! Postdoctoral Fellow, Pulst and Scoles Labs

Postdoctoral Fellow, Pulst and Scoles Labs

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The Stefan Pulst / Daniel Scoles Neurology Laboratory group at the University of Utah, Department of Neurology, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship for the study of cerebellar ataxia and other neurodegenerative diseases using calcium imaging and electrophysiological recordings. The Neurology Laboratory is well-funded by NIH, and other funding sources. We seek a highly motivated PhD in a related medical science who is interested in carrying out research on how RNA granules control localized calcium abundance and neuronal function in cultured cells and acute brain slices.   The research objectives include understanding mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease as well as testing novel therapeutics in disease models.


The postdoc will join a well-established research program focused on developing therapeutics for cerebellar ataxia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and other neurodegenerative disorders. The cellular mechanisms underlying these neurodegenerative diseases will be evaluated using a combination of two-photon imaging to monitor calcium abundance changes, live imaging for monitoring the movement of RNA granules, and electrophysiological recordings.


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11660720/neurophysiologist-postdoc
Employer: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: November 5th, 2018
University of UtahSalt Lake City, UTPhDALSNov 05, 2018
NEW! Postdoctoral Fellow, Schmidt Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Schmidt Lab

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The Laboratory of Molecular Biology at The Rockefeller University is seeking a highly motivated and outstanding candidate for a postdoctoral position to study the selective vulnerability and degeneration of upper motor neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS presents a paradox in that most known disease-causing mutations are ubiquitously expressed, yet only discrete populations of cells degenerate. We therefore use a multidisciplinary approach, centered on advanced molecular profiling methods to elucidate cell type-specific phenotypes during disease progression in preclinical mouse models and postmortem human tissue. By contrasting vulnerable and resilient neuronal populations as well as non-neuronal cells, we hope to identify novel disease mechanisms and putative entry points for therapeutic intervention These studies are also integrated with modern anatomical and circuit-tracing methods and behavior to map the identity, connectivity, and function of neuronal cell types in cortical and motor circuits.


The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field and have prior research experience in molecular or cellular biology. Preference will also be given to those with familiarity with at least one of the following: next generation sequencing, quantitative analysis of sequencing data, animal models of CNS disorders, neuroanatomy and immunohistological methods, and/or functional circuit-mapping. Candidates must also demonstrate a strong track record of research productivity, scientific rigor, excellent communication skills, and an ability to work both independently and as part of a team.


Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three (3) references to Dr. Eric Schmidt ([email protected]). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11661008/postdoctoral-position-in-als-neurodegeneration
Employer: Rockefeller University
Location: New York, NY
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: November 5th, 2018
Rockefeller UniversityNew York, NYPhDALSNov 05, 2018
NEW! Full Professor, Neurobiology (Neuroimmunology and Neurological Disease)

Full Professor, Neurobiology (Neuroimmunology and Neurological Disease)

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Applications are invited for a position at the level of full professor. The Department of Neurobiology and Behavior is ranked as one of the top neuroscience departments in the country and engages in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of neurobiology. We seek outstanding candidates whose research addresses neuroimmunology with application to human neurological disease using multiple approaches including model systems. Areas may include neuroinflammatory responses due to viral infection of the CNS, the role of the immune system in demyelinating diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, or in other neurodegenerative diseases. Applicants should hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and have an international reputation with an impactful, collaborative and well-funded research program. Desire to contribute to both teaching and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate level and participate in leadership and mentoring at UCI and within their field is required. Please submit by December 15, 2018, curriculum vitae, a description of research and teaching interests, and the names and addresses of three potential referees. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application materials. For application instructions, please go to the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior Professor section at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05003. Information on the department is available at http://neurobiology.uci.edu.


Link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05003
Employer: University of California
Location: Irvine, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 4th, 2018
University of CaliforniaIrvine, CAPhDNDGNov 04, 2018
Senior Research Scientist

Senior Research Scientist

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Applications are invited for a senior research officer post to join a cross-disciplinary drug discovery group focussed on developing new therapies for neurodegenerative disorders. Located within the School of Medicine, University of Edinburgh, the successful candidate will play a key role in a cross-institute drug discovery initiative which represents a collaboration between the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences and the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine. They will work in a dynamic multi-disciplinary environment using state-of-the-art cell biology and imaging techniques to advance phenotypic screening and drug discovery in neurodegenerative disease.


The successful candidate will have significant laboratory experience in mammalian cell culture techniques, cellular pharmacology and chemical library screening including use of robotic liquid handling systems. Further expertise in automated high content fluorescent imaging and image-analysis are desirable.


Informal inquiries are welcomed and can be sent to Prof Neil Carragher ([email protected]).


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=662313
Employer: University of Edinburgh
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Sector: Academia
Degree required:
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 1st, 2018
University of EdinburghEdinburgh, ScotlandNDGNov 01, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Kraemer Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Kraemer Lab

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We are seeking a motivated post-doctoral fellow who works well with others as part of a research team.  The ability to design, conduct, and report on research experiments is required.  Communication skills, organizational skills, and a willingness to learn new approaches are of paramount importance.   The fellow will pursue the underlying causes of aging associated protein aggregation in neurodegenerative disease using genome editing approaches in C. elegans and/or mammalian model systems.


This Fellow position is in the Kraemer Group at the University of Washington in Seattle (https://depts.washington.edu/mbwc/about/profile/brian-c.-kraemer).  The Kraemer Group studies proteostasis and neurodegeneration in aging related dementia disorders.  We   use a variety of model systems (C. elegans, cultured human cells, and mice) to model the neurodegeneration seen in Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and related aging associated dementia disorders.


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11644706/postdoctoral-position-investigating-the-molecular-genomics-of-neurodegeneration-in-model-organisms
Employer: University of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS/FTD
Job posted: October 31st, 2018
University of WashingtonSeattle, WAPhDALS/FTDOct 31, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pierchala Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Pierchala Lab

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A postdoctoral position is available to study the maintenance, degeneration and regeneration of spinal motor neurons. Of particular interest for this position is the investigation of the intrinsic regenerative capacity of motor neurons, and how this is impaired during the pathogenesis of ALS. The laboratory employs state-of-the-art cellular, molecular, biochemical, mouse transgenic and imaging approaches for the interrogation of circuit development and physiology. The laboratory environment is energetic, collegial, highly collaborative, and strives for excellence. For a detailed description of our research goals visit the laboratory website.


Please send a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a CV, and the names and contact information of 3 references to: Brian A. Pierchala


Brian A. Pierchala, Ph.D.

Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences

University of Michigan

1011 N. University

Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a closely related biomedical field and have a thorough background in neurobiology, cell biology, and biochemistry. Although not necessary, some familiarity with electrophysiological techniques would be of interest. Applicants must also possess excellent oral and written communication skills.


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11640046/postdoctoral-fellow
Employer: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: October 30th, 2018
University of MichiganAnn Arbor, MIPhDALSOct 30, 2018
Assistant Professor (Physiatrist)

Assistant Professor (Physiatrist)

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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
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology of Disease

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology of Disease

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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
Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

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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
Assistant Professor, Computational Biology (Includes Neuroscience)

Assistant Professor, Computational Biology (Includes Neuroscience)

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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]rd.edu 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
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

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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
Faculty (Open Rank), Neurodegenerative Disease

Faculty (Open Rank), Neurodegenerative Disease

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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
Assistant or Associate Professor, Translational Neuroscience

Assistant or Associate Professor, Translational Neuroscience

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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
Associate or Full Professor, Neurodegenerative Disease

Associate or Full Professor, Neurodegenerative Disease

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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
Group Leader (Junior)

Group Leader (Junior)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Description:

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

Industry

Job TitleEmployerLocationDegreeConditionsDate Posted ▾
Associate Director, Research and Development

Associate Director, Research and Development

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Description:

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 Associate Director will be responsible for generating reports to update senior management on all aspects of the research and development function, while maintaining appropriate documentation of all studies. The position will serve as a knowledge resource to the company on the latest gene therapy research and a subject matter expert on the biology of neuromuscular diseases. The successful candidate will take accountability to ensure all projects requiring research and development resources are adequately resourced and tracking to timelines.


Link: https://careers-avexis.icims.com/jobs/2693/associate-director%2c-research-and-development/job
Employer: AveXis
Location: San Diego, CA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 1st, 2018
AveXisSan Diego, CAPhDNDGNov 01, 2018
Research Scientist

Research Scientist

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Description:

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.


Scientist, Research and Development is responsible for executing in vivo experiments for AveXis programs. This individual will work in the vivarium and 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/2691/scientist%2c-research-and-development/job
Employer: AveXis
Location: San Diego, CA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: BS
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 1st, 2018
AveXisSan Diego, CABSNDGNov 01, 2018
Senior Scientist, Neuroscience

Senior Scientist, Neuroscience

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Description:

An opportunity exists for a leading candidate with a strong scientific background in neuroscience and a track record of success in drug discovery to contribute to Astex’s expanding drug discovery portfolio in CNS and oncology. The successful candidate will be highly-motivated with demonstrated technical ability and the capacity to think independently and creatively. They should be an excellent communicator, able to interact with both internal multi-disciplinary project teams and external experts in the field. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute your in-depth knowledge of neuroscience to drug discovery and to drive future success and innovation in neurodegeneration projects at Astex.


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=661829
Employer: Astex
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 1st, 2018
AstexCambridge, MAPhDNDGNov 01, 2018
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
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

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