Assistant/Associate Professor, Nonhuman Primate Behavioral Neuroscience
Emory College of Arts and Sciences and Yerkes National Primate Research Center
July 31, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
Emory University, Department of Psychology and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Division of Developmental and Cognitive Neuroscience invite applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in the area of nonhuman primate behavioral neuroscience. The ideal candidate would be someone whose work is rooted in behavior/cognition and integrated with biology/physiology. Representative examples include behavioral neuroscientists who focus on developmental behavioral genetics and work with large populations of nonhuman primates; primate behavioral neuroendocrinologists; primate neuroscientists studying higher cognitive functions (memory, emotion, social cognition, etc.) using cutting-edge technologies, such as MRI and PET, electrophysiology, pharmacogenetics, transcranial magnetic stimulation, or deep brain stimulation to inform our understanding of primate brain neural circuitry. This new hire should have synergistic interests with faculty from Psychology, Anthropology, Biology and/or Yerkes in areas such as behavioral genetics, neuroendocrinology, social behavior, social determinants of health, stress, memory, decision-making, other cognitive processes or developmental aspects of these processes. The research site has much to offer, including Yerkes’ excellent facilities for nonhuman primate MRI and PET, core facilities for neuroendocrine assays, and access to large populations of socially housed monkeys at the Yerkes Field Station. The department seeks a candidate with strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.
Ph.D. required. Candidates should submit applications via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/52851. Please include a CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, two or three representative publications, and three letters of recommendation. Please also include a brief diversity statement in your cover letter that addresses past activities and future plans to advance equity, inclusion, and diversity in your professional career. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2018, and applications received after this date will not be considered. Emory University (Atlanta, GA) is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
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About Emory College of Arts and Sciences and Yerkes National Primate Research Center
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Yerkes National Primate Research Center paved the way for what has become the National Institutes of Health-funded National Primate Research Center (NPRC) program. For more than eight decades, the Yerkes Research Center has been dedicated to conducting essential basic science and translational research to advance scientific understanding and to improve human health and well-being.
Today, the Yerkes Research Center is one of only seven NPRCs. Our vision is people acro...ss generations and the world living longer, healthier lives. In partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and others, the NPRCs conduct and enable studies that make breakthrough discoveries of causes, preventions, treatments and cures possible.
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