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Assistant Professors of Neuroscience

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 15, 2023

Job Details

Assistant Professors of Neuroscience

Johns Hopkins University


Baltimore, MD, 21218

Open Date

March 15, 2023



Johns Hopkins University is currently accepting applications for six tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level in the field of neuroscience. These positions are part of Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships (BDP) Program’s Brain Resilience Across the Life Span research cluster [Brain Resilience Across the Lifespan | VPR at JHU], and will significantly strengthen the Johns Hopkins neuroscience community.  These six junior positions will be complemented by six new senior BDP hires. The faculty members selected will collaborate across fields, such as neuroscience, biomedical engineering, biology, psychology, neurology, and psychiatry, to create an interdisciplinary research program.

The Brain Resilience Across the Lifespan BDP cluster is dedicated to furthering our basic understanding of brain plasticity mechanisms to establish, enhance and preserve brain function over the lifespan in health and disease. Rapidly expanding approaches in cellular and circuit imaging, single-cell and spatial transcriptomics, high-density neurophysiology, genomics, and computational genetics, among others, provide unprecedented opportunities to meet this goal.

Johns Hopkins University is a world-renowned institution in neuroscience-related research and education, and is a leader in the treatment of neurological, neuropsychiatric, and neurodegenerative disorders. Assistant professors hired in the research cluster will be based in either the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, or the Whiting School of Engineering. Departmental affiliations will include, but are not limited to, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, psychiatry, psychological and brain sciences, neurology, or biology, and will be determined based on the research interests of the candidates.


Candidates should have a PhD in neuroscience (or a related field) and should possess strong records of achievement in research and scholarship in the area of neuroscience or related fields such as neuroengineering or neurogenetics. They should demonstrate an ability to develop an independent research program and be committed to cross-disciplinary collaboration. They should possess the ability to serve as mentors for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows and to teach within their home department or program. We strongly encourage applications from individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


Application Instructions

Applications should include a cover letter, C.V., a 2-page statement of research interests, PDFs of three key publications, and the names and addresses of three professional references.

Applications should be addressed to

Richard Huganir and Patricia Janak

Departments of Neuroscience and Psychological and Brain Sciences

Johns Hopkins University


While candidates who complete their applications by June 1, 2023, will receive immediate consideration, we will consider applications submitted after that date on a rolling basis. Questions may be directed to



Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits, and activities based on demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.



The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1980 by neuroscience pioneer Sol Snyder, was one of the first Neuroscience Departments established in the country. With 32 primary faculty, 4 adjunct faculty and 69 secondary faculty conducting research in all areas of research from molecular, cellular, to circuits, systems and behavioral neuroscience as well as neurological and psychiatric disease, our departmental approach and scope is both deep and broad reaching. One of the hallmarks of the Department of Neuroscience is the level of interaction and collaboration among laboratories in the Department and with laboratories in other departments at Johns Hopkins University. This exceptional collegial environment makes the Department of Neuroscience a unique, exciting and dynamic place to do science. Warm interpersonal interactions are a notable theme of Hopkins Neuroscience Department. Our Neuroscience Graduate Program, inaugurated in 1983, was one of the first in the country and is an international leader. The Graduate Program is centrally organized, forming a coherent and nurturing academic environment. This structure supports the goal of maximum one-on-one contact between faculty and students. Graduates of the program are among the finest in the country. Students who have trained with our faculty have occupied positions ranging from scientists at major research institutions around the world, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators, department chairs, editors of major neuroscience journals and leadership positions at major biotech-pharmaceutical companies.

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