Figure 3. HNF-6 is required for proper morphology of the neuromuscular junction.
Image credit: Audouard, et.al. 2012 under CC BY license

Job Opportunities

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


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Job TitleEmployerLocationDegreeConditionsDate Posted ▾
NEW! Postdoctoral Fellow, Gao Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Gao Lab

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Description:

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


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=654609
Employer: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location: Worcester, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS, FTD
Job posted: September 20th, 2018
University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcester, MAPhDALS, FTDSep 20, 2018
NEW! 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
NEW! 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
NEW! 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
NEW! 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
NEW! 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
NEW! 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
NEW! 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
NEW! 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
NEW! Assistant or Associate Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences

Assistant or Associate Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences

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Description:

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


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


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


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

Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

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Description:

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


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


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

Faculty (Open Rank), Neuropharmacology

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Description:

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


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


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

Professor and Department Head, Anatomy and Neuroscience

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Description:

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


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


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


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


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

Faculty (Open Rank), Biopharmaceutical Discovery

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Description:

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


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


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


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

Assistant Professor, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

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Description:

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


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


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


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


Completed applications should be submitted via the following website:


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


 Required Documents:



  • Curriculum Vitae (five pages maximum)

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

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


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


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


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

Faculty

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Description:

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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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

Assistant Professor, Cell Biology and Neuroscience

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Description:

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


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


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


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

Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

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Description:

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


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


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


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

Postdoctoral Fellow, Meyer Lab

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


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


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

Investigator (Multiple Subject Areas)

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


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


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


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

Assistant Professor, Computational Neuroscience

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


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


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

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

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


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


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


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


 


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

Assistant or Associate Member, Neuronal Cell Biology

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


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


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


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


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

Department of Developmental Neurobiology

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105


Email: [email protected]


www.stjude.org/developmental-neurobiology


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

Faculty (Open Rank), Neurobiology

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


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


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


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

Managing Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

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


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


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


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


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

Faculty (Open Rank), Neuroscience

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


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


Department HR Contact: [email protected]


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

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Pathology

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


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


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

Graduate Studentship, ALS (Funded)

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


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


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


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


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

Professor and Chief Scientific Director, Innovative Genomics Institute

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


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


Preferred qualifications (by start date):

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

¥ Ability to teach and mentor students at all academic levels

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

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

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


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


¥ Cover Letter summarizing your interest and qualifications for this position

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

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

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

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

¥ Publications List: A complete list of publications


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


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


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

Associate Professor, Neuroscience

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Description:

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Assistant Professor, Biology

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Whitehead Institute and Department of Biology at M.I.T. are seeking outstanding scientists for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level.


Fundamental Biology: We are interested in candidates who are pursuing fundamental problems in molecular, cellular, or organismal biology. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to development, cell biology, computational biology, chemical biology, biophysics, structural biology, physiology, and genetics.


Mammalian Biology: We are interested in candidates who are pursuing problems in mammalian biology, including approaches in human biology or in non-human models.


A successful applicant will be expected to develop a significant, independent research program and to share our commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.


Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent and should submit curriculum vitae with a summary of current and proposed research programs, a brief teaching statement on teaching philosophy and interests, and should arrange for three letters of recommendation.


Completed applications will begin to be considered on October 15, 2018.


Submit application materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11512 or on the Whitehead Institute website.


Link: https://facultysearch.wi.mit.edu/
Employer: MIT (Whitehead Institute)
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD
Conditions:
Job posted: August 23rd, 2018
Applications close: October 15th, 2018
MIT (Whitehead Institute)Cambridge, MAPhD or MDAug 23, 2018
Assistant or Associate Professor, Neurosciences

Assistant or Associate Professor, Neurosciences

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The University of New Mexico School of Medicine The Department of Neurosciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Minimum Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree, or the equivalent and have postdoctoral experience.


Preferences: 1) Applicants with an independent research program, or strong potential for obtaining extramural funding, as evidenced by funding history, high quality publications and their research plan. 2) Applicants with experience working with rodent models of brain disorders, whose research interests and expertise complement programmatic research collaborations with one or both of the department’s research centers; the New Mexico Alcohol Research Center on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (http://hsc.unm.edu/nmarc/index.html) and/or the Center for Brain Recovery and Repair on TBI and stroke (https://hsc.unm.edu/research/research-centers/center-for-brain-recovery-and-repair/index.html). 3) Experience or interest in participating in graduate and medical school teaching programs.


The position includes a competitive state-funded salary, research start-up funds and state-of-the-art research and shared core facilities. For best consideration, applications must be received by October 15th, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.


A complete application must include a letter of interest addressing each minimum and preferred qualification and relating personal qualifications to the responsibilities of the position; Research Proposal: CV or resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.


For additional information, please contact:

Charles LeBlanc

Department of Neurosciences Fitz Hall/BMSB 145 MSC08 4740

1 University of New Mexico ABQ, NM 87131

[email protected]


Link: https://unm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=6048&site=13
Employer: University of New Mexico
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 20th, 2018
University of New MexicoAlbuquerque, NMPhD or MDNDGAug 20, 2018
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

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As part of a multi-year initiative to enhance existing strengths and interests in Neuroscience, the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience (http://www.colorado.edu/psych-neuro/) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin Fall 2019. Candidates are expected to develop an active collaborative research program that utilizes innovative and transformative neurotechnologies (e.g., analysis of cell-specific and circuit-specific processes, high-throughput cell-type classification in the brain, pharmaco- or optogenetic methods, related novel technologies). Candidates with specific research interests in the neurobiological mechanisms associated with behavioral resilience and susceptibility relating to affective, motivational, and/or cognitive dimensions are highly encouraged to apply. This position is aimed at strengthening a world-class core of behavioral and molecular neuroscientists focused on understanding the functioning of the nervous system in health and disease. Successful applicants should have an outstanding record of research achievement and are expected to establish an extramurally funded research program and contribute to the undergraduate and graduate education mission of the Department. 


To apply, please submit the following materials:



  1. Resume/CV.

  2. Cover Letter.

  3. List of References.

  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy.

  5. Statement of Research Philosophy.

  6. You will need to submit 3 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.


Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Link: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Assistant-Professor-Neuroscience/12537?
Employer: University of Colorado
Location: Boulder, CO
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 18th, 2018
University of ColoradoBoulder, COPhDNDGAug 18, 2018
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

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Description:

Duke University invites applications for up to 2 tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Neurobiology. In the academic year 2018-19, appointments may be at any level, though at least one appointment probably will be as Assistant Professor. Research programs may use approaches from molecular and cellular to systems and computational neuroscience to ask questions about the nervous system in health and disease. For one of the positions, we will favor applicants who are studying neurobiological mechanisms relevant to brain resilience and repair in wildtype or disease-model animals. For the other position we seek applicants with exceptional accomplishments and promise in any area of neurobiology. Applicants using any model organism are encouraged.


Successful candidates will have track records of creativity and productivity, demonstrated potential for outstanding future achievements, and a desire to participate in an exciting, interactive, and growing community. They will be expected to mount a productive and innovative research program, to obtain outside funding, and to participate actively in graduate education. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. Qualified women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.


For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 1, 2018, although applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief summary of current and proposed research (maximum 3 pages), reprints of 3 key publications, and 3 letters of recommendation.


Questions may be directed to Stephen Lisberger, Chair of the Department of Neurobiology, [email protected]


Link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11673
Employer: Duke University
Location: Durham, NC
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 17th, 2018
Applications close: October 1st, 2018
Duke UniversityDurham, NCPhD or MDNDGAug 17, 2018
Assistant Professor (Neuropharmacology, Neurophysiology or Neuroscience)

Assistant Professor (Neuropharmacology, Neurophysiology or Neuroscience)

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The Georgetown University Medical Center Department of Pharmacology & Physiology is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor.  The proposed starting date is July 1, 2019. The Department of Pharmacology & Physiology at Georgetown has a long record of excellence with a consistent research focus on neuroscience-related topics.


Applicants should hold a Ph.D or MD/Ph.D degrees and demonstrate a strong history of scholarly activity and accomplishments in neuropharmacology, neurophysiology or neuroscience.


Prospective candidates should submit by e-mail the following as one (1) PDF:


A letter of interest

A personal statement including experience and research plans

Their curriculum vitae with list of publications (preferably with electronic links)

Their grant funding history


In addition please send the names, email addresses and phone numbers of three professional references.


Please e-mail all materials to Ms. Natalie Hubbard: [email protected]


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/483966/assistant-professor-/
Employer: Georgetown University
Location: Washington, DC
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD/PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 16th, 2018
Applications close: September 16th, 2018
Georgetown UniversityWashington, DCPhD or MD/PhDNDGAug 16, 2018
Assistant,Associate or Full Professor, Genetics (Human Genetics, Genomics)

Assistant,Associate or Full Professor, Genetics (Human Genetics, Genomics)

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The Department of Genetics at Yale University School of Medicine is searching for a Professor of Genetics with an outstanding record of transformative scientific achievements in Human Genetics and Genomics. We expect that the candidate will lead a vigorous cross-disciplinary research program focused on identifying and characterizing genetic drivers of human disease. As a leader of human genetics both within the department and across the Yale School of Medicine, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to recruit other human geneticists to the Genetics Department and lead a new program in precision medicine as the Scientific Director of the Yale Center for Personalized Medicine and Genomic Health.


We are looking for a dynamic, internationally recognized scientist (Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D.) with an outstanding research record of scientific discoveries, as well as a strong track record of training the best innovators in the field of human genetics and genomics.


To apply, please submit your CV to http://apply.interfolio.com/45539 to the attention of Antonio Giraldez, Chair of Genetics. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to [email protected].


Link: http://apply.interfolio.com/45539
Employer: Yale University School of Medicine
Location: New Haven, CT
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD, MD or MD/PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 16th, 2018
Yale University School of MedicineNew Haven, CTPhD, MD or MD/PhDNDGAug 16, 2018
Faculty, (Multiple Subject Areas)

Faculty, (Multiple Subject Areas)

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The Rockefeller University seeks exceptional, creative scientists to join its faculty. We invite applications from outstanding junior candidates for tenure-track positions and also welcome applications from tenured scientists at an early stage of their career.


The University has a laboratory, rather than department-based organizational structure that fosters interdisciplinary research. We encourage applications in the following areas:


• Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemical Biology, and Structural Biology


• Cancer Biology


• Cell Biology


• Genetics and Genomics


• Immunology, Virology, and Microbiology


• Mechanisms of Human Disease


• Neurosciences and Behavior


• Organismal Biology and Evolution


• Physical, Mathematical, and Computational Biology


• Stem Cells, Development, Regeneration, and Aging


The Rockefeller University provides strong support for the work of its faculty including competitive salary, a range of work-life employee benefits, start-up funds, renovated laboratory space and state-of-the-art core facilities. There are extensive opportunities for collaboration within the University and with neighboring institutions.


Visit http://www.rockefeller.edu/facultysearch to submit your application online and view further information about the positions.


Application deadline is October 1, 2018.


Address questions to [email protected]


Link: http://oas.rockefeller.edu/
Employer: Rockefeller University
Location: New York, NY
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 15th, 2018
Applications close: October 1st, 2018
Rockefeller UniversityNew York, NYPhDNDGAug 15, 2018
Assistant Professor, Genetics and Genomics

Assistant Professor, Genetics and Genomics

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Smith College is seeking a biologist with expertise in Genetics and Genomics to fill a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences to begin July 1, 2019.


A strong background in the generation and/or analysis of genetic and genomic data, a PhD by the time of appointment, and a commitment to undergraduate education are essential; postdoctoral experience is desirable. Teaching responsibilities will include a 200-level course with laboratory in genetics and molecular biology, and a 300-level course with laboratory in genomics. Participation in the introductory sequences is also expected, though on a rotational schedule. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to developing an active research program, including supervision of undergraduate research.  We are hoping to attract applicants whose research interests further broaden the organismal expertise of our department.


Submit application at https://apply.interfolio.com/53351 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018.


Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/53351
Employer: Smith College
Location: Northampton, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 13th, 2018
Smith CollegeNorthampton, MAPhDNDGAug 13, 2018
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Neuroscience

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Neuroscience

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The Department of Neurosciences at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) (http://neurosciences.ucsd.edu/) is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body. The Department is currently recruiting for full or part-time faculty positions for clinicians who will participate in clinical practice in an academic setting and for translational research scientists with demonstrated scientific expertise in areas such as neurobiology, epidemiology, neuroimaging, neuropathology, biomarkers, or behavioral neurology/cognitive neurosciences of neurological disorders or related fields.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Neurosciences, Neurology or related fields and/or M.D. degree or equivalent. Candidates with an M.D. degree must be eligible for a California medical license, have completed Neurology or similarly related training, and be Board eligible or Board certified in Neurology or related field. Candidates with an MD degree should have completed Fellowship training in some form of neurodegenerative disease or related specialty, or have a track record of expertise in the area.


The appropriate series and appointment at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.


A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:


HS Clinical Professor – see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-278.pdf


Clinical X Professor – see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-275.pdf


Adjunct Professor – see: http://ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-280.pdf


In-Residence Professor – see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-270.pdf


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales. Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded.


Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01849.



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Link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01849
Employer: University of California
Location: San Diego, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD and/or MD depending on the position.
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 13th, 2018
University of CaliforniaSan Diego, CAPhD and/or MD depending on the position.NDGAug 13, 2018
Associate Professor, Neuroscience

Associate Professor, Neuroscience

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Description:

Applications are invited for an Associate Professorship of Neuroscience based at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Parks Road, Oxford, to start as soon as possible. The post is in association with a Tutorial Fellowship in Pre-clinical Medicine at St Peter’s College and the successful candidate will also be appointed as a College Lecturer at Oriel College.


Combined University and College salary: £46,336 – £62,219 p.a., plus a College Housing Allowance of £8,628 p.a. and other College benefits. An allowance of £2,700 p.a. would be made upon award of the title of Full Professor.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on this link. To learn more about this role, contact Professor David Paterson.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 28 September 2018. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on 20 November 2018.


Link: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form?p_recruitment_id=135751&p_internal_external=E&p_display_in_irish=N&p_company=10&p_process_type=&p_applicant_no=&p_refresh_search=Y&p_form_profile_detail=&p_display_apply_ind=Y
Employer: University of Oxford
Location: Oxford, England
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 6th, 2018
Applications close: September 28th, 2018
University of OxfordOxford, EnglandPhDNDGAug 06, 2018
Director, Therapeutic Development

Director, Therapeutic Development

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Description:

We are currently seeking a new Medical Science Liason (Director of Therapeutic Development) to oversee the Program of Excellence focused on Lysosomal Storage, Neurodegenerative, Liver Metabolics, or Infantile Epilepsy diseases/disorders.

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Orphan Disease Center (ODC) and supporting a Program of Excellence, your goal will be to provide international leadership in establishing research agenda in rare diseases that are a high priority of the ODC. You will be developing strong partnerships with key stakeholders, including patient advocacy groups, partnering academic institutions and key opinion leaders in relevant diseases by organizing international scientific symposiums related to diseases of interest to the program of excellence, partnering with ODC staff to organize these events. You will have the primary responsibility for creating and executing a strategic plan, to establish clinical development for novel therapeutics. You will seek advisement from all relevant stakeholders, including patient advocacy groups, ODC leadership, and external advisors in the initial development of this plan. In executing this plan, you will undoubtedly be required to have extensive interactions with biopharmaceutical industry partners, knowledgeable on the development of novel therapeutics and will require you to travel to biomedical conferences. You will establish working groups within each disease to address research and clinical practice gaps, and focus on filling those gaps to further the development of effective treatments.


Link: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/medical-science-liaison-director-rare-diseases-at-university-of-pennsylvania-school-of-medicine-603668361/
Employer: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD, MD preferred.
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 6th, 2018
University of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphia, PAPhD, MD preferred.NDGAug 06, 2018
Faculty (Open Rank), Neurobiology of Disease

Faculty (Open Rank), Neurobiology of Disease

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Description:

We invite applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Senior Investigator at Gladstone. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary group of investigators and hold appointments at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease as well as in one or more Departments and Graduate Training Programs at UCSF, and must qualify for a concurrent appointment as Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the In Residence faculty series at UCSF. Consideration for a joint faculty appointment in the Department of Neurology requires a medical or doctoral degree, and at least four years of teaching and/or mentoring experience (including during residency, fellowship, and/or in the laboratory) at the time the appointment is effective.


Primary criteria for appointment at Gladstone will be outstanding records of innovative research, academic performance and commitment to disease-focused neuroscience. Of particular interest are applicants who are using systems biology, single cell analysis, mathematical modeling, artificial intelligence, or novel approaches to data integration and visualization 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.


Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The search will continue until the position is filled; to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 3, 2018.


Candidates must apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/apply/JPF02062, with a cover letter, CV, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Statement of Research, and the names, titles, and e-mail addresses of three references who we may contact directly. Applications received outside of the online process cannot be considered, but informal inquiries can be directed to Katerina Akassoglou at [email protected].


Link: https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/apply/JPF02062
Employer: Gladstone Institutes/UCSF
Location: San Francisco, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required:
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 2nd, 2018
Applications close: December 3rd, 2018
Gladstone Institutes/UCSFSan Francisco, CANDGAug 02, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Kiskisnis Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Kiskisnis Lab

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Description:

We are looking for outstanding postdoctoral candidates to join the Lab of Stem Cell Biology and Neurodegeneration led by Dr. Evangelos Kiskinis at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. The broad objective of our lab is to understand the nature of the degenerative processes that drive neurological disease. We are particularly interested in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Epileptic syndromes as well as the age-associated changes that take place in the CNS. We pursue this objective primarily by creating in vitro models of disease that enable us to screen and identify relevant therapeutics. We utilize patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells and direct reprogramming methods to generate different neuronal subtypes of the human CNS. We then study these cells by a combination of genomic approaches and functional physiological assays.


Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree with at least 3 years of proven research experience as well as at least one first author publication. Expertise in any of the following approaches: neurobiology, electrophysiology, optogenetics, bioinformatics, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, molecular biology and stem cell biology are highly favorable.


Please email Dr. Kiskinis with a copy of your CV and a letter of recommendation at:

[email protected]


For more information on our lab please visit:

http://labs.feinberg.northwestern.edu/kiskinis/


Employer: Northwestern University
Location: Chicago, IL
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: August 2nd, 2018
Applications close: September 30th, 2018
Northwestern UniversityChicago, ILPhDALSAug 02, 2018
Assistant Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Assistant Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

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The Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences (BCS) (http://bcs.mit.edu), in collaboration with The McGovern Institute for Brain Research (MIBR) at MIT are looking to hire multiple tenure-track faculty at the assistant professor level. Affiliations with the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory may be possible. We are most excited about candidates who work in one or more of the following two areas:


i. Computational approaches to neuroscience and cognition. Possible areas of focus include but are not limited to: computational modeling of neural circuits, of neural population representations and transformations; and/or of human cognitive processes. Candidates that aim to build bridges across different empirical levels of analysis are especially attractive. Affiliations with Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), The MIT Quest for Intelligence or other allied units are possible.


ii. Neuroscience in either humans or nonhuman animals, especially if the candidate’s work bridges levels using a variety of tools and/or has relevance for understanding the neural basis of brain disorders.


Successful applicants are expected to develop and lead independent, internationally competitive research programs and to share in our commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education by teaching courses and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. PhD must be completed by start day of employment and some postdoctoral training is preferred. Please submit application materials – cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching interests and representative reprints. To help direct the application, applicants should indicate which of the areas listed above is their main research area by selecting from the drop-down list included in the application. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted online. All application materials are due by midnight (EST) on October 31, 2018.


Please include the following in your application:



  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Research Statement

  • Teaching Statement

  • Publication List

  • Three Reference Letters 


Do you have questions about these positions? Contact Kate White.


Link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11534
Employer: MIT
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 1st, 2018
Applications close: October 31st, 2018
MITCambridge, MAPhDNDGAug 01, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Chandran Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Chandran Lab

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Description:

The University of Florida, Department of Pediatrics, Vijay Chandran Research Laboratory seeks a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to join a team studying the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration (Elife, PMID: 29257745) and axon regeneration (Neuron, PMID: 26898779; Cell Report, PMID: 29386116) after CNS injury and neurological diseases, using various in vitro and in vivo model systems. The Vijay Chandran Laboratory accomplishes this by integrating various omics techniques (genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics) with basic neurobiology and systems analyses (Cell, PMID: 24267887; Genome Biology, PMID: 18402659; PNAS, PMID: 29946024) to develop a more systematic understanding of nerve injury and neurodegenerative conditions.


Highly motivated candidates with a PhD or MD/PhD in neurological sciences and experience in molecular biology, imaging, and genomics are encouraged to apply. Prior experience using murine models of neurodegenerative disease, including histological, behavioral and microscopic analysis of disease is strongly preferred, but more important is the passion for basic and translational research.


Email inquiries to Dr. Vijay Chandran ([email protected]) are welcome; however, applications must be submitted online.


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/483479/postdoctoral-associate-in-neurobiology/?LinkSource=PremiumListing
Employer: University of Florida
Location: Gainesville, FL
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD/PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 1st, 2018
University of FloridaGainesville, FLPhD or MD/PhDNDGAug 01, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Verfaillie Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Verfaillie Lab

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Description:

A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Catherine Verfaillie, Stem Cell Institute, KU Leuven (https://www.kuleuven.be/scil/aboutusN/catherineverfaillie). The aim is to develop high-throughput functional screens of iPSC derived models. The Verfaillie lab created homogeneous populations of highly functional hepatocytes (that are gluconeogenic, with hepatocyte-like mitochondrial function, and CYP450 metabolisation, all similar to primary hepatocytes) as well as different neural progeny (cortical, motor, dopaminergic and sensory neurons; oligodendrocytes, astrocytes, microglia) from normal as well as patient derived and isogenic iPSCs, cultures which were down-scaled to 384 well format plates. In addition, using CRISPR/Cas technology, models that allow lineage tracing and toxicity/phenotypic readouts have been (can be created). Finally, complex 2D and 3D organoid culture models have (are) been developed to better model liver disease and / or neurodegeneration.


Responsibilities


The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with students/postdocs in the Verfaillie team highly experienced in creating differentiated progeny in the hepatocyte and neuroectodermal lineage from iPSC, and highly versed in CRISPR/Cas mediated genome editing.


In addition, the candidate will also work closely with investigators highly versed in high-content imaging.

The candidate will be responsible for translating iPSC-based assays to high throughput screen assays, such that well-validated and highly translatable assets can be moved towards industry and patients successfully.


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/483469/postdoctoral-position-in-high-throughput-functional-screening-of-ipsc-derived-models/
Employer: KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: August 1st, 2018
KU LeuvenLeuven, BelgiumPhDALSAug 01, 2018
Lab Manager, Miles Lab

Lab Manager, Miles Lab

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Description:

We seek applications for the combined post of Research Technician and Lab Manager in Dr Gareth Miles’ laboratory (http://ncm.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/) in the Neuroscience grouping of the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews. This is a fixed term position for 3 years, available from September 1st, or as soon as possible thereafter. Research conducted in Dr Miles’ laboratory utilises a combination of rodent and human stem cell-based models to explore motor control circuits of the spinal cord and brainstem in both health and disease (e.g. Motor Neuron Disease). The role holder will facilitate ongoing research and complete administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day running of the laboratory. Applicants must have, or expect soon to obtain, a Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience or a similar discipline, with experience working in a laboratory setting.


Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Gareth Miles, email: [email protected].


Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BLR478/research-technician-and-lab-manager-in-neuroscience
Employer: University of St. Andrews
Location: St. Andrews, Scotland
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: July 31st, 2018
Applications close: August 22nd, 2018
University of St. AndrewsSt. Andrews, ScotlandBSALSJul 31, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Mueller Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Mueller Lab

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Description:

We seek a talented and motivated postdoc to join the laboratory of Dr Christian Mueller in the Horae Gene Therapy Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Our dynamic and collaborative research environment at UMMS includes world renowned clinicians and scientists. Additionally, our location close to Boston supports many collaborations with academic and industrial research groups.


Open positions include:  CNS Lead. Responsible for advancing the lab’s preclinical programs for CNS diseases. Lead indications are SOD1, C9orf72-linked amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Huntington’s disease (HD). Projects will include early stage research on genome editing for ALS, an IND-enabling study in non-human primates for a gene therapy candidate for ALS, and an IND-enabling study in non-human primates for a gene therapy candidate for HD.


Required Qualifications:

Applicants should have a PhD in biomedical sciences with a strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry, as well a track record in the field of ALS/CNS disorders (CNS Lead role) or liver diseases (Liver Lead role). Hands-on experience with relevant mouse models as well as excellent knowledge of CRISPR-based genome editing are required. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced research environment and multitask, be highly organized and adaptable are required. Strong writing, verbal and interpersonal skills are required.


Required skills:

• PhD degree in biomedical sciences

• track record in ALS/CNS disorders or liver diseases with at least two first author publications

• hands-on experience with genetic mouse models (CNS or liver)

• excellent knowledge of CRISPR-based gene editing

• excellent communication skills both oral and written are essential

Preferred skills

• hands-on experience with CRISPR-based gene editing

• experience in next generation sequencing and bioinformatics

• experience in tissue culture, cytokine multiplex assays and ELISA

Additional Information:

Our lab is multicultural and supports personal development and work-life balance. Attractive salary and benefits available based upon relative working experience.


For more information on the Mueller Lab for Gene Therapy we invite you to visit our website: www.umassmed.edu/muellerlab

Interested candidates please email CV to: [email protected]


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/649965-post-doctoral-associate-gene-therapy-center-28102
Employer: University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Location: Worcester, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: July 31st, 2018
Applications close: September 28th, 2018
University of Massachusetts Medical CenterWorcester, MAPhDALSJul 31, 2018
Assistant Professor, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Assistant Professor, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

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Description:

The Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine is recruiting

candidates exploring stem cells, development and regenerative processes through tissue engineering, modeling,and genetic, genomic and biochemical approaches. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong, complementary computational expertise. The department is housed in the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research within the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Excellent resources and strong collaborative opportunities exist across USC campuses. In addition to our translational research mission, department members play a critical role in the university’s educational mission. Successful applicants will receive a generous start-up package.


Online applications will be accepted; please apply to

facultypositions.usc.edu/FAS/application/position?postingId=REQ20062328.


Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, brief 2–3 page outline of research past,present and future, and four letters of reference. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the completed application is received before October 12, 2018.


Link: https://facultypositions.usc.edu/FAS/application/position?postingId=REQ20062328
Employer: University of Southern California
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 28th, 2018
Applications close: October 11th, 2018
University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CAPhDNDGJul 28, 2018
Research Associate, Wang Lab

Research Associate, Wang Lab

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Description:

This Research Associate position will be at Dr. Jun Wang’s Speech Disorders & Technology Lab. The focus will be, but not limited to, dysarthric speech recognition and analysis, and automatic speech recognition for clinical purpose. Under the supervision of Dr. Wang, the successful candidate will work in a collaborative environment for speech recognition and signal processing experiments and writing for publication. Expected focus will be on speech data that are collected from patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or after laryngectomy. Participation in grant writing, conference presentations, guest lecture, and student training in the lab are encouraged.


Link: https://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/10580
Employer: University of Texas
Location: Richardson, TX
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: July 27th, 2018
University of TexasRichardson, TXPhDALSJul 27, 2018
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Neurobiology

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Neurobiology

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Description:

The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Neurobiology. The professorship is based in the Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Programme, which is one of the three Research Programmes in the Faculty. The successful applicant may be appointed to a permanent full professorship or a fixed-term associate / assistant professorship (tenure track) depending on their qualifications and career stage.


Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications the following documents in English:

1) CV

2) A report (max. 3 pages) on the applicant’s previous research activities, and a plan for how the applicant intends to develop their research and focus their activities in the future

3) A report (max. 3 pages) of experience and merits which are of relevance for the evaluation of teaching skills (please see the evaluation guidelines.)

4) A numbered list of publications in English and other works with which the applicant wishes to demonstrate their competence and merits, with five most important publications highlighted with brief explanations.


Or, alternatively, an academic portfolio containing the above documents and information (for instructions, please see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/academic-portfolio).


The Faculty may request applicants to submit 5-10 publications of their choice to be sent to the assessors.


Applications must be submitted through the University’s electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is 30 September, 2018.


Further information can be obtained from the Director of the Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Programme, Professor Juha Partanen, juha.m.partanen (at) helsinki.fi, tel. +358 (0) 2941 59382 or from Professor Juha Voipio, juha.voipio (at) helsinki.fi, tel. +358 (0) 2941 59858.


Link: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/assistant-professor-associate-professor-professor-in-neurobiology
Employer: University of Helsinki
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 25th, 2018
Applications close: September 30th, 2018
University of HelsinkiHelsinki, FinlandPhDNDGJul 25, 2018

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NEW! Associate Director or Director, Cell Culture Development

Associate Director or Director, Cell Culture Development

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Description:

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


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


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


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

Senior Scientist, Neuroscience

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Description:

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


 Summary of Key Responsibilities



  • Contribute to our effort to advance RNAi for CNS delivery

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

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

  • Participate in advancement of our CNS RNAi platform

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

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



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


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

Research Scientist

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Description:

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


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


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

Scientist II, Translational Genome Sciences

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


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

Medical Director, Clinical Development (ALS, SMA)

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


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

Sr. Scientist, Neuroscience & Imaging

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The Neuroscience Exploratory Biology Lead will have the responsibility for testing novel concepts in cell based drug discovery and target validation for neurodegenerative diseases. The two foundational activities of this group will be to evaluate and implement new cell based screening approaches and, secondly, to develop and support internal collaborations that exploit Celgene expertise in target and lead discovery. The position will have an outward facing role as well, utilizing and leading collaborations with contract research organizations, academic labs, and other drug discovery companies to fulfill the mission of developing new therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases. The candidate should have demonstrated expertise in applying a variety of genetic and compound based screening approaches in a relevant field of biology. The candidate should be equally adept contributing to our science directly and through leading and guiding others.


Link: http://jobs.celgene.com/ShowJob/Id/1680289/Sr.%20Scientist,%20Neuroscience%20%20%20Imaging
Employer: Celgene
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 30th, 2018
CelgeneCambridge, MAPhDNDGJul 30, 2018

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