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Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Atlanta, Georgia

Emory University, Dept. of Psychiatry and Emory National Primate Research Center
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 15, 2023

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Assistant/Associate Professor, Nonhuman Primate Behavioral Neuroscience

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (School of Medicine) and the Emory National Primate Research Center (ENPRC), Division of Developmental and Cognitive Neuroscience invite applications from PhD, MD or MD/PhD candidates for a tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in the area of nonhuman primate (NHP) behavioral neuroscience with a focus on neuropsychiatry research. The ideal candidate will conduct translational research using cutting-edge behavioral and cognitive neuroscience approaches in NHPs to understand psychiatric processes and biology. Representative examples include behavioral neuroscientists who focus on computational neuroscience of decision-making and behavioral control, social cognition, neurocognitive decline and aging, neurodevelopmental disorders and developmental psychopathology, or behavioral/cognitive neurogenomics. Candidates using emerging neurotechnology and neuromodulation approaches (pharmacogenetics, optogenetics, deep brain stimulation), MRI/PET neuroimaging and/or electrophysiology to understand circuit functions of the primate brain and research programs that include the use of artificial intelligence and computational neuroscience will be strongly considered.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community offering collaborations with faculty in the Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology, Neurology, Biology, and Anthropology and will have access to graduate students through the Laney Graduate School’s Neuroscience and Molecular Pharmacology graduate programs, and the Biomedical Engineering program (run jointly by Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology). The ENPRC offers outstanding and unique facilities for behavioral/cognitive and brain MRI and PET research in NHPs, as well as core facilities for genomics and neuroendocrine assays, and access to large populations of socially-housed rhesus monkeys at the ENPRC Field Station.

Candidates should submit applications. Please include a CV, a research statement, 3 representative publications, and 3 letters of recommendation. Please also include a brief diversity statement in your cover letter that addresses past activities and future plans to advance equity, inclusion, and diversity in your professional career.

For questions contact Dr. Mar Sanchez (

Emory University (Atlanta, GA) is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Job Number 104596

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Psych: Admin

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Executive Park 12

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Position involves clinical patient contact., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.

Required Documents Cover letter, Diversity Contributions, List of 3 Recommenders, Peer Reviewed Publication, Research Statement


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