Assistant Professor - Neuroscience

Uconn Health
Farmington, Connecticut
Commensurate with experience
Feb 22, 2021
Mar 24, 2021
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time
Mid Level

Department of Neuroscience, UConn School of Medicine

Assistant Professor tenure-track Faculty Position Opening

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine invites highly motivated investigators addressing mechanistic questions concerning the control of synaptic plasticity and cognitive function, pathogenesis of neurodegeneration or neurodevelopmental disorders to apply for tenure-track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank.  We welcome candidates using the most advanced techniques in mouse genetics, system neurobiology and electrophysiology to conduct their researches. Candidates interested in deciphering disease etiology or carrying out translational studies will complement the strengths of this department and are particularly encouraged to apply. 

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine located at UConn Health in Farmington has established areas of research excellence in Aging, Immunology, Psychiatry, Vascular Biology, and Stroke.  We are part of an interactive, collaborative neuroscience community that includes faculty in Neurology and Psychiatry as well as researchers on the Storrs campus. The University of Connecticut is expanding its brain research initiatives and will engage researchers from multiple areas for collaborative researches. The Bioscience Connecticut initiative has expanded the University of Connecticut Health Center health care offerings and research capabilities. Researchers at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, which is located on the University’s Health Center campus, are easily accessible for collaboration. The applicant will gain access to growing translational research programs in Connecticut and to many outstanding on-campus core facilities. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in teaching and mentoring medical and graduate students. 

Minimum qualifications include a PhD and/or MD or MD/PhD.  Applicants who are about to complete postdoctoral training or in a transition state with funding will be considered for Assistant Professor.  Established individuals seeking an Associate Professorship should demonstrate a history of extramural funding, excellent publications and a record of successful mentorship of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.  

Applicants may apply at with their CV, cover letter and a concise statement of their research and teaching interests, with the same documents also sent to; Search number is 2021-502. Applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to as a .pdf document on letterhead with signature.

UConn Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/PwD.