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Assistant Professor in Neuroscience

Salk Institute
La Jolla, California
The Salk Institute offers an outstanding start-up package, a competitive salary and excellent benefi
Closing date
Dec 2, 2022


The Salk Institute is seeking faculty members at the Assistant Professor level who are pioneering independent research programs using innovative approaches in the field of neuroscience. Areas of interest are: neural systems with a focus on the role of cell types and circuits in behavior and perception; programs at the interface of neuroscience and engineering. The research program may consider the function of the nervous system during health and/or dysfunction in disease. The search is not limited to a particular approach or technology, but applicants should ideally have a strong quantitative element to their program.

The Salk Institute

Jonas Salk founded the Salk Institute for the purpose of improving public health by elucidating biological and computational mechanisms to discover cures for disease. The Salk Institute is internationally renowned for research in neuroscience as well as immunology and virology, molecular and cell biology, and plant biology, within a highly synergistic, collaborative and stimulating environment. We seek bold leaders who are passionate in exploring new frontiers in science and pursuing innovative solutions to fundamental questions in biology. The Salk Institute offers an outstanding start-up package, a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

The Salk Institute is composed of a collaborative and diverse community of students, scholars, scientific and administrative staff and faculty. The Salk Institute is deeply committed to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do with a passion for discovery, service, leadership and sharing of knowledge. Please consider sharing your talents within our collegial community.

Candidate Qualifications

Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and a strong record of research achievements.

Application Instructions

Please submit the following materials through Interfolio:

  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A 3-4 page description of present and future research plans;
  • A 1-2 page statement that articulates your commitment to fostering an inclusive research environment that values and actively promotes myriad facets of diversity. Salk is specifically interested in:
      • Learning about your personal mentoring philosophy;
      • How specific experiences, training and opportunities have shaped your commitment to building an inclusive scientific working environment;
      • How you will create a training and learning environment that demonstrates respect and understanding for all personal identities and which combats inequity through action;
  • Three letters of recommendation (these must be sent directly by the referees through Interfolio dossier services; link and instructions are available through the online application).

Complete applications with all required materials will be accepted until positions are filled but applications will begin to be reviewed on November 18th, 2022.

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