Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure Track Faculty Position - Translational Neuroscience: Animal Models of Neurological Disease
Department of Biology
University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Department of Biology and the Institute of Applied Life Sciences (IALS) at UMass Amherst are seeking a new faculty member who will establish a research program with high translational potential that utilizes animal models or human-derived cells to develop mechanistic insights into and therapeutic approaches for neurological disorders. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's Diseases and recovery from acute injuries such as traumatic brain injury or stroke. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research programs augment our existing strengths in neuroscience (see: Initiative on Neurosciences (IONS) and Neuroscience and Behavior Graduate Program) and extends this expertise directly into health-related areas (see IALS, Models to Medicine Center).
The successful applicant will be a member of the Department of Biology and a part of the Institute for Applied Life Science, which has the goals of developing translational research programs, fostering interactions with industry, and training a translational life sciences workforce. New faculty members will be able to take full advantage of the substantial investments in campus infrastructure and core facilities made by IALS (see IALS Cores for details).
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in neuroscience or related fields. The candidate must have outstanding potential to build a vibrant translational research program and the ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant/associate professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.
These contributions may result from lived experiences, scholarships, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach activities.
Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
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