The Department of Neuroscience and Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University are currently recruiting faculty members at the Assistant Professor level. Areas of interest include research programs that: 1) employ genetic, genomic and evolutionary approaches to understand the neural basis of behavior; 2) exploit or develop state-of-the-art optical, chemical, electrical or computational methodology to link neural circuitry to behavior, especially in genetically-tractable mammalian model systems; 3) combine computational, behavioral and physiological approaches to study cognitive processes; and 4) explore emerging issues in molecular, cellular, and developmental neurosciences.
Columbia University has an exceptionally strong and broad program in the neurosciences with an aim to enhance interactions between basic and clinical research and to link the neurosciences with a wide range of other disciplines within the University. New faculty will be affiliated with the Department of Neuroscience and the Doctoral Program in Neurobiology and Behavior. Research labs will be housed in the Zuckerman Institute on the Columbia Manhattanville campus. There are numerous opportunities for interaction with other scientific departments and programs at the Medical Center and Morningside Heights campuses.
The application deadline is November 26, 2017. Please submit applications online in RAPS. Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and arrange for three references to submit letters of recommendation. Initial interviews will be held January 22-23, 2018. We recommend that candidates reserve those dates pending notification from the search committee.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.
To apply, please go to: http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65236
Minimum Qualifications: Proven research and publication record.
Preferred Qualifications: Training and experience in one or more sub-disciplines of the Department.
Neuroscience research at Columbia has a rich history dating back to the founding of the Neurological Institute in Manhattan in 1909. The Institute moved to Washington Heights as an affiliate of the Columbia University Medical Center in 1929. The Department was founded in 2007 replacing the more broadly based Center for Neurobiology and Behavior.
The Department is chaired by Steven A. Siegelbau...m, Ph.D., Professor of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, and includes 35 faculty members. Among them are two Nobel Prize winners Eric Kandel (2000) and Richard Axel (2004); five Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators; eight members of the National Academy of Sciences; and 13 members of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. The textbook Principles of Neural Science, which counts numerous Columbia faculty as co-authors, is the most widely used neuroscience text in the world. The Department oversees the interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Neurobiology and Behavior, the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, the Mahoney-Keck Center for Brain & Behavior, the Kavli Institute for Brain Science, and the Grossman Center for the Statistics of the Mind.
In 2016, the faculty of the Department of Neuroscience will join other investigators in fulfilling Columbia's vision of a cross-disciplinary axis for research on the science of mind in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center as part of the Zuckerman Mind Brain and Behavior Institute.