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Basic Scientist – Anesthesia and Critical Care The University of Chicago: Biological Sciences

The University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Closing date
Nov 18, 2021

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Graduate School or University
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time
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The University of Chicago’s Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care invites applications for a tenured or tenured track faculty whose research interests complement existing strengths in the department and the wider neuroscience community on campus. Applicants exploring the mechanisms underlying pain, anesthetic drug action, addiction, and cognition are especially encouraged to apply.  The appointee will build upon our department’s history of important contributions to basic, translational, and clinical research in the field of Anesthesiology.  Additional responsibilities will include teaching students (undergraduate, graduate, medical) and/or housestaff and fellows, and clinical service commensurate with the individual’s qualifications and interests.  Applications from basic scientists or physician scientists are welcome.

The University is a vibrant center of scientific discovery and innovation, with abundant opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration, both within and outside the Biological Sciences Division. The Division, other academic units of the University, and the University of Chicago Medical Center, are all contained within one compact campus in Chicago’s Hyde Park.  The appointee will have access to graduate students affiliated with numerous degree-granting programs. The department prides itself on providing resources and mentoring support to ensure the success of our faculty members.  The appointee will receive a highly competitive recruitment package, along with ample laboratory space and access to state-of-the-art core facilities.  There are multiple opportunities for collaborations with faculty in the Neuroscience Institute, the Grossman Center for Quantitative Biology and Human Behavior, and the Institute for Translational Medicine.

Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must have a doctoral degree (MD or PhD) and must apply through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: Applicants must upload a CV including bibliography, contact information for 3 references, a Research Statement that includes a summary of past research accomplishments and future research plans, and a Teaching Statement [which may also include the candidate’s experience in teaching diverse students, if applicable (The University’s Diversity Statement can be found at )]. Review of complete applications will begin November 12, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.


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