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Open rank faculty position in Neuroscience

Northwestern University Basic Science Administration
Chicago, Illinois
Commensurate with experience, plus full benefits
Closing date
Sep 24, 2023

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The Department of Neuroscience at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a full-time tenure track Investigator at the rank of Assistant, Associate or full Professor.  Outstanding candidates in all disciplines of neuroscience applying modern experimental and/or computational approaches to understand cellular, synaptic, or circuit function in health and disease are encouraged to apply. Northwestern 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 department at the heart of the neuroscience community based in downtown Chicago in the Feinberg School of Medicine. Northwestern has a large neuroscience community consisting of over 150 faculty members, located on both Chicago and Evanston campuses, providing many opportunities for collaboration. The scientific environment at Northwestern is rich with core facilities, robust cross-disciplinary graduate training programs, and diverse expertise.  Applicants should have an outstanding record of research that adds to existing departmental strengths. 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 several active neuroscience associated NIH training programs .


Candidates should have a PhD, MD/PhD or MD degree, a record of research accomplishment in line with their career stage, and evidence of successfully competing for funding.  Salary is commensurate with experience and start date is negotiable. Applications submitted before the October 15th deadline for materials will be considered by the committee.


When applying, please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research accomplishments and future plans, and a statement on mentoring philosophy and support for diversity and equity in academia along with a list of references to suggest the names of individuals who could write letters of reference on your behalf.


Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page:


  • Applications will only be accepted via online submission (see link below). Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted. All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled before clicking the “Submit” button. Be aware that incomplete applications cannot be saved.

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Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


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