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UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 14, 2021

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Graduate School or University
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time
Mid Level
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The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, under the leadership of Dr. Joseph Takahashi, invites applications at the Assistant Professor level for tenure-track Faculty positions with an emphasis on mechanistic understanding of nervous system function. We seek outstanding scientists addressing molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying brain function, as well as individuals using high-resolution imaging, behavior, and neural circuit methodology. Diversity and inclusion are priorities in the Department of Neuroscience at all levels including faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers. The Department currently has 40% female tenure-track faculty. Scientists within the Department of Neuroscience participate in a vibrant, interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, and highly collaborative research community within the University, and enjoy access to Core Facilities: Research - UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX  including imaging, metabolic phenotyping, behavioral phenotyping, protein chemistry, structural biology, cryo-electron microscopy, genomics, genetics and transgenic technology. The Department of Neuroscience is a core component of the newly formed Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern.

Applicants should apply online at (search for Job #584495 or 584497) and upload a single pdf including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a 2-3 page summary of research accomplishments and future plans, and a diversity statement. Copies of their three most significant publications (or preprints) should be uploaded as separate files. Applicants should arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation emailed to the search committee at Candidates will be invited for interviews as early as September 30, 2021, but we will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled.

Todd Roberts, Ph. D.

Neuroscience Search Committee Chair

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

5323 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas, TX 75390-9111

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination of the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit:


UT Southwestern is the home of 6 Nobel Laureates, 22 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 18 members of the National Academy of Medicine.

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