The Department of Neuroscience, the Department of Statistics, and the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University invite applications for two tenure-track positions at the assistant or associate professor level, to begin in 2018. One position will focus on theoretical neuroscience with an appointment in the Department of Neuroscience. The other position will focus on the application of statistics to neuroscience with an appointment in the Department of Statistics. Both positions will include appointments as well as office and laboratory space in the Theory Center and Grossman Center of the Statistics of Mind within the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute housed in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center at Columbia.
We are seeking dynamic scientists interested in exploiting the multidisciplinary environment provided by the Zuckerman Institute and interacting with Zuckerman Institute faculty, as well as with others in the Columbia neuroscience, biological sciences, physical sciences, statistics, and machine learning communities, including the Data Science Institute.
The Zuckerman Institute brings together scientists from diverse backgrounds whose research focuses on brain function, wiring, and development. Zuckerman Institute faculty will function as full members of their home departments, and tenure will be granted by the home department.
Candidates will be expected to show expertise and an ability to lead a research program in theoretical and/or statistical neuroscience. Applicants are expected to have a strong record of scientific achievement and to demonstrate the ability to engage in innovative research and teaching. Applicants should hold a PhD in neuroscience, statistics, or a related area.
Candidates will contribute to teaching in their home departments and the Zuckerman Institute.
Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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=65051
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.