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Assistant Professor in Theoretical Neuroscience

Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Princeton University, Princeton
attractive salary, research startup, plus benefits
Closing date
Nov 17, 2021

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Undergraduate College
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time
Entry Level
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The Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University invites applications at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track) in theoretical neuroscience. In addition to other outstanding neuroscience resources at Princeton, a 248,000 square foot building houses state-of-the-art computing resources for modeling and data analysis, as well as for the full range of neuroscientific methods, including human brain imaging, cellular and circuit level imaging and recording in animal model systems, and studies of non-human primates.

Key selection criteria will include research track record, originality of science, and anticipated impact on the field of neuroscience and related disciplines. Applicants must have a proven record of research productivity and demonstrate the ability to develop a rigorous research program. The Institute is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who identify as members of groups that are underrepresented in science. Applicants should be prepared to teach courses both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants must apply online at and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief summary of current and proposed research, and contact information for at least three references. For fullest consideration, materials should be received by November 18, 2021. Princeton offers a range of services and resources to promote the health and well-being of faculty members and their families in support of work-life balance and childcare.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.


Understanding behavior at all levels of function, from systems to cells, is one of the great challenges of modern biology. At Princeton University, faculty with research interests in neuroscience can be found in many departments, including Applied Math, Chemistry, Engineering, Molecular Biology, Physics, Philosophy and Psychology. This diversity mirrors the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary neuroscience research and provides a rich set of opportunities for research and training in neuroscience. This web site provides information about the shared and individual interests of neuroscience faculty at Princeton, the opportunities available for training at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and neuroscience-related activities on campus.
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