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Multiple Faculty Positions in Human Brain Imaging at the Rutgers Brain Health Institute

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The Center for Advanced Human Brain Imaging Research (CAHBIR, David Zald, Director; on the Busch campus in Piscataway, NJ is recruiting for multiple faculty positions at all levels (Assistant/Associate/Professor). We seek investigators who use innovative MRI approaches to image human brain structure and function.  Individuals who utilize additional approaches such as EEG, tDCS and rTMS to study human brain function would also be attractive. Applicants must have a PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree, and a research program with currently active federal funding. Quality of research and fit within one or more of the four focus areas of the Rutgers Brain Health Institute (BHI; are important criteria (Neurodevelopment, Neurodegeneration, Motivational and Affective Neuroscience, Cognitive and Sensory Neuroscience). We offer a highly competitive salary and an excellent start-up package.

With over 280 neuroscience faculty labs engaged in basic and clinical research, and proximity to New York, Princeton and Philadelphia neuroscience communities, BHI offers tremendous collaborative opportunities and core facilities to support and grow an active research program.  The departments of neurology, neurosurgery, pediatrics and psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New Jersey Medical School, the Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research have strong clinical research programs to facilitate the recruitment of study participants from diverse backgrounds with various brain disorders. With a newly awarded NIH CTSA, Rutgers also offers unique opportunities to speed the translation of research discoveries into improved patient care. Outstanding core facilities will support this position, including a new research-dedicated 3T Prisma MRI scanner and a human behavioral testing core developed and operated in collaboration with Princeton University. In addition, the Rutgers-Princeton Center for Cognitive Computational Neuropsychiatry (CCNP) employs cognitive and computational approaches to understand brain function that support complex processes such as perception, memory, decision-making and executive control, and the mechanistic bases of corresponding dysfunctions in a variety of mental disorders. The goal of CCNP is to leverage the expertise in Princeton’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Institute, and in Rutgers’ Departments of Psychology, Psychiatry and Computer Science, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, and the Rutgers Brain Health Institute.  The Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS) carries out interdisciplinary research in cognitive science. Researchers from several disciplines, most prominently psychology, linguistics, computer science, and philosophy, come together at RuCCS to learn about the theories and research programs of other scholars with overlapping interests but very different backgrounds.  Rutgers-Piscataway has the world’s largest university-based cell and DNA biorepository, Infinity BiologiX, to facilitate genetic studies of human brain function and dysfunction.

Rutgers values a culturally diverse faculty; we strongly encourage applications from female and underrepresented minority candidates. Applicants should submit a CV, statement of research accomplishments and plans, and contact information of four references to Dr. David Zald, Director of CAHBIR and Chair of the search committee, at

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.


The goal of the Brain Health Institute (BHI) is to develop neuroscience at Rutgers to become a highly translational and internationally preeminent research enterprise. New tools are transforming neuroscience, and these afford an unprecedented opportunity to create new treatments for central nervous system disorders. Neuroscience has been identified by Rutgers University as one of five signature areas for future focus and development. As part of this strategic plan, the BHI was established to become an internationally recognized center for basic, translational, and clinical research into the biological bases of human brain function and dysfunction. The BHI is the home for the overall Rutgers neuroscience initiative, and is a growing interdisciplinary institute consisting of more than 250 principal investigators with neuroscience laboratories across various campuses of Rutgers University and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

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