The newly formed Iowa Neuroscience Institute is recruiting a tenure-track faculty member who seeks a vibrant intellectual, interdisciplinary, and collaborative environment to solve fundamental problems in brain disorders. Together, we are working to develop better treatments for people and their families who live with neurodevelopment, neurological, and psychiatric disorders.
About the Institute
The University of Iowa recently dedicated substantial new investments for neuroscience—already a large community with more than 100 faculty members across five colleges and 26 departments—including the founding of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute in 2016 and the creation of a new undergraduate major in neuroscience in 2017. Together with its academic medical facility, University of Iowa Health Care, the Iowa Neuroscience Institute offers extensive opportunities and support for vibrant interdepartmental collaboration with other researchers across our campus. The University of Iowa provides state-of-the-art research facilities, including the Iowa Magnetic Resonance Facility with 3T and 7T scanners, the Central Microscopy Research Facility, and the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics. We are currently developing neuroscience core facilities to include a Neural Circuits and Behavior Core and a Stem Cell Core.
About the position
The Iowa Neuroscience Institute, in conjunction with the Departments of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biology, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Pharmacology, Psychiatry, Psychological & Brain Sciences and the Colleges of Medicine, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Engineering, is seeking tenure-track faculty with expertise in any of the above disciplines with a focus on neuroscience.
The institute is particularly interested in researchers working in the areas of: neural circuits and behavior; neurogenetics and epigenetics; and modeling of neurological and psychiatric disorders in animal and cellular systems, with a particular focus on identifying and developing new therapeutic opportunities for patients. Salary ($100,000.00 to commensurate) is based on academic level of entry and on the applicant's qualifications and responsibilities.
Qualifications include PhD and/or MD degree, and applicable training to support the appointment, including clinical training where appropriate. Positions are available at Assistant through full Professor ranks, in the tenure track. Applicants should have demonstrated ability in research and teaching, including high-profile publications, with clear potential for supporting an innovative and productive research program.
Candidates must have previous records consistent with appointment as a tenured professor. This includes a PhD or MD degree or equivalent and an outstanding record of accomplishments in research, teaching, and service.
Applicants must have a relevant doctoral degree and productive research experience focusing on topics of broad interest in neuroscience. These may include, but not be restricted to areas such as neural circuits and behavior; neurogenetics and epigenetics; and modeling of neurological and psychiatric disorders in animal and cellular systems.
Applicants will be judged on their potential to initiate and maintain a vigorous, independent research program and to teach and train students and postdoctoral fellows.
The successful candidate should have the demonstrated capacity to foster an environment in which excellence in research, teaching, and scholarship can flourish, as well as experience and interest in developing and leading research programs.
Desirable attributes include a record of innovative and effective administrative and fiscal leadership, a record of excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated experience promoting a diverse workforce, and positive interactions with students, staff and faculty. An interest in interdisciplinary research programs is desirable.
This is the time to be part of a new chapter of Iowa’s long tradition of excellence in neuroscience and to help build a campus-wide neuroscience community. We are currently recruiting faculty, graduate and post-docs, building research cores, and supporting research programs of excellence as part of the University of Iowa and University of Iowa Health Care’s commitment to neuroscience research, education, and clinical care.
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Complete the job application (requisition # 71584) at jobs.uiowa.edu and include a CV, letter of interest, and a 3 to 5 page summary of research accomplishments and future plans.
All applicants will be asked to provide names of three referees. Letters of recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.
Consideration of completed applications will begin immediately.
For more information, contact:
Edwin G Abel - Iowa-Neuroscience-Institute@uiowa.edu
About Iowa Neuroscience Institute at University of Iowa
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