The Department of Neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute seeks to hire one- two tenure-stream investigators at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to join a multidisciplinary team focused on understanding the underlying mechanisms involved in the etiology of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). We are interested in applications from candidates who are investigating the molecular, cellular, and, especially, neuroimmunological mechanisms involved in AD progression. The University of Pittsburgh embraces the importance of diversity and inclusion, and we especially encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and those underrepresented in Neuroscience to apply.
The successful candidate will join a thriving, collegial, and supportive research environment that is rich with core facilities, robust cross-disciplinary graduate training programs, including joint graduate programs with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and diverse expertise in AD and related dementias. Pitt has a state-of-the-art preclinical nonhuman primate facility with a large marmoset colony and AD model marmosets to support translational research. Other groups include the mouse MODEL-AD program, the TREAT-AD Centers for Discovery of New Medicines, the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, and a vibrant Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC). Additional resources include the UPMC Clinical Genome Center, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, the Center for Biological Imaging, and the School of Computing and Information.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./ Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience or a relevant discipline and have a strong record of scholarly achievement. At least 3 years of postdoctoral research or its equivalent. Candidates at the Associate Professor level are expected to have an established federal grant portfolio. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the training of postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, and maintain a productive extramurally funded research program. The start date is negotiable. The positions will remain open until filled.
The successful applicant will receive a competitive start-up package, with modern lab and office space, and will have the opportunity to participate in graduate training and active NIH training programs. The city of Pittsburgh is regularly cited as one of the most livable and technologically innovative cities in the US (Pittsburgh). Housing is affordable and the cultural offerings are world-class. To be considered for the position, please upload a cover letter, CV, 1-page statement of AD research interests, PDFs of 2-3 recent publications, and contact information for 3 references to the Talent Center website.
Please apply to requisition # 22008813 in the Talent Center ( https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_faculty_external/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=12100023232 ).
To be considered, please include a cover letter, CV, 1-page statement of research interests, PDFs of 2-3 recent publications, and contact information for three references
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