Professor of Experimental Neuroscience (Open Rank): Optical Imaging & Brain Science - MDT

University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Commensurate with Experience
Feb 03, 2020
Mar 04, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

The University of Minnesota has launched a major initiative to establish a Medical Discovery Team focused on the development and application of cutting-edge optical technologies for neuroscience, such as in-vivo multiphoton stimulation and recording.  This multi-disciplinary team will be well-poised to map the detailed circuits that underlie sensation, perception and complex behaviors in the developing and mature brain (

We currently seek candidates for tenure-track (Assistant Professor) or tenured (Associate or Full Professor) faculty positions who are using these new technologies to link neural circuits with behavior in any of the variety of animal model systems available, including marmosets and macaques.  Applicants who invent physical tools (optical or protein engineering) to probe brain function are also encouraged to apply.

The State of Minnesota has appropriated significant funds over the next eight to ten years for the University of Minnesota to create a world-class program and facilities in this area of optical imaging and brain science.  Newly constructed laboratory space and generous startup packages are available for successful applicants.  This optical imaging initiative will establish approximately six faculty members, of which three have already been hired.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a brief statement of research interests.  All applications should be submitted via the provided links below:

 Assistant Professor (Tenure Track):

 Associate or Full Professor (Tenured): 

Candidates will have a PhD, MD/PhD or similar degree in neuroscience, biophysics, biomedical engineering or a related discipline.  If applying at Associate or Full professor level, applicants should also demonstrate notable scientific contributions and sustained extramural support.  Candidates must be U.S. citizens or be able to secure permanent residence status. 

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