The Department of Neuroscience at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
invites applications for its newly established Neuroscience Scholar Program. This
program provides newly appointed tenure-track Assistant Professors with individualized
mentoring and professional development to assist the Scholar in establishing a
successful, independent research program. Research areas of particular interest include
neurodevelopment and its disorders, neuroimmune biology, neurodegeneration, stroke,
brain injury, and addiction sciences. The ideal Scholar will have a PhD and/or MD degree
and be an active postdoctoral trainee with no more than five years of postdoctoral
research experience at the time of application. The Department of Neuroscience values
diversity and inclusion, and applicants from groups underrepresented in biomedical
research are strongly encouraged to apply.
The successful MUSC Neuroscience Scholar candidate will benefit from a faculty
mentoring- and professional development-intensive program in a highly ranked basic
neuroscience department with nearly $18M in annual extramural funding. The research oriented
department includes an active PhD program, two NIH-funded T32 training
grants, and two NIH P50 Center grants.
MUSC is located in the beautiful, coastal city of Charleston, SC – a city known for its rich
history, arts and culture, higher education, architecture, beaches, top-rated restaurants,
and diversity. Charleston receives perennial honors as one of the most desirable places
to visit and live.
Interested applicants should submit a CV along with contact information for 3 professional
references. In addition, applicants should provide a statement of research interests (2-
page limit), commitment to DEI (1-page limit), and mentoring/teaching philosophy (1-page
limit). Finally, applicants should include pertinent personal background information, such
as career goals, any non-traditional indicators of potential to become a successful
independent investigator, and suitability for the Neuroscience Scholar Program (3-page
limit). All material should be submitted to Ms. Vonetta Smalls (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please reference “Neuroscience Scholar search” in the subject line. Applications
submitted before December 1, 2021 will receive full consideration.
The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to
workplace diversity. Applications from individuals with disabilities, females, minorities and veterans
are particularly encouraged.