The Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the tenure track. Expertise is required in the specific areas of neuroimaging and neuromodulatory strategies, in particular functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Other techniques such as ECT, VNS, biofeedback with a focus on task-based and resting state fMRI are also of interest, particularly in conjunction with TMS. The candidate must have demonstrated excellent qualifications in research in neuroimaging, neuromodulatory techniques, cognitive neuroscience and/or translational research. Must have at least 4 years experience conducting research in the area of neuroimaging in psychiatric populations. A track record of publications and NIH funding in this area is expected. Competitive candidates will have strong programming and computational skills. Prior experience with interfacing to data acquisition hardware and/or creating real-time systems is desirable. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree.
Teaching responsibilities may include teaching and mentoring residents, students, and other trainees. Exact teaching effort and responsibilities will be determined once a preferred candidate is identified.
Research or scholarship responsibilities may include the development of a research program that includes synergistic interaction with other basic and clinical researchers. Responsibilities may also include collaborative and independent research on fundamental properties of neural networks, neuroplasticity, and the application of computational techniques to interrogate brain circuitry in psychiatric disorders. Ultimately the goal is the development of prognostic biomarkers and treatment targets through understanding the underlying pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric disorders.
Interested individuals should provide a brief cover letter, curriculum vita, 2-3 page research statement, and names of 2-3 references.
The primary faculty appointment will be in Psychiatry with the possibility of dual appointments with one or more other appropriate departments at Penn.
We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.