Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for the Director of BrainHub, a multi-disciplinary research partnership aimed at understanding the brain and how it gives rise to behavior. Carnegie Mellon is poised to play a critical role in 21st century brain science and have a transformative impact on human health, the economy, and society. The university seeks an active and accomplished scientist with the vision and skills to engage Carnegie Mellon's unique community of biologists, engineers, behavioral, cognitive, and computational neuroscientists interested in the brain and behavior. Successful candidates will have the experience and expertise to bridge across many disciplines both inside and outside of the university through the directorship of the highly successful scientific and training programs of Carnegie Mellon's BrainHub initiative.
Carnegie Mellon's BrainHub represents a tremendous opportunity. President Subra Suresh launched BrainHub in 2014 to leverage the university's core strengths in cognitive science, engineering, and computer science, and its emerging excellence in biological sciences, toward advancing understanding of the neural basis of human behavior. As one of Carnegie Mellon's top strategic priorities, BrainHub strengthens connections among departments, attracts and retains world-class faculty, supports fellowships that provide the expertise to advance our scientific agenda, develops new projects that draw computer science and engineering more closely into the agenda for brain research, and provides the environment needed to accelerate new technologies into the marketplace.
BrainHub spans every college of the university to integrate research in all aspects of brain science, from the molecular to the behavioral level. The Director will work closely academic deans and the Provost to oversee the expansion of neuroscience-based research across the university and foster collaboration between CMU scientists, governmental agencies, private foundations, and the public. The Director will also have the opportunity to create and lead a newly formed Neuroscience Institute at CMU that will house faculty lines and administer educational programs.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Interested candidates should submit confidentially, in electronic form, a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:
Russell Reynolds Associates
Consultant to the Search Committee
All materials and inquiries will be held in strict confidence until the final stages of the search, at which time the express permission of the finalists will be obtained before making their candidacy public. References will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of the candidate.
Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities and applications from candidates with diverse cultural backgrounds and considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.