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Basic Neuroscientist

Stanford Medicine
Stanford, California
Competitive + Benefits
Closing date
Oct 19, 2023

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Basic Neuroscientist

University Tenure Line or University Medical Line

The Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford is seeking a basic science research faculty member specializing in basic or translational scholarly research whose programs emphasize neuroscience topics which could include pain, sensory systems, aging, cognition, neuroimmunology, substance use disorders, neuromodulation or perioperative recovery. This position is at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the University Tenure Line or University Medical Line.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. and display scientific creativity and promise as investigators with outstanding performance, or promise for outstanding performance, as the leader of a lab-based research group, teacher and mentor. Preference for proven ability to obtain external funding.

The ideal candidate would be highly collaborative and leverage our existing strengths as well as other Stanford resources to develop a field-leading program. It is expected that this program will create training opportunities for students, residents, fellows and junior faculty. The recruitment of a highly qualified neuroscientist or clinician-neuroscientist with a strong basic science focus would enhance the impact of our research efforts and create bridges to other Stanford neuroscience programs.

This position is primarily a research position focused on making discoveries that transform the fields of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine (broadly defined) and to train the next generation of leaders in neuroscience. The Department has a great tradition of active and diverse research encompassing laboratory, translational and clinical project areas across all sub-specialties in the field.

Faculty rank and line will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.  Assigned clinical responsibilities, if any, will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate

  • The predominant criteria for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching.
  • The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the University Medical Line shall be excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, and scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill.


Clinical responsibilities, if assigned, will require MD/DO, PhD or international equivalent, board certified or equivalent anesthesiologist and eligible for a California license or exemption.


Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions..


The Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Department, School of Medicine, and Stanford University value faculty who will help foster an inclusive academic environment for colleagues, students, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and outlooks. Candidates may choose to include as part of their research and teaching statements a brief discussion about how their work and experience will further these ideals. Additional information about Stanford's IDEAL initiative may be found here:


For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, go to           


Salary Range:
This role is open to candidates with varying degrees. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be based on their degree(s) and/or clinical duties. The expected base pay range for likely degrees with no clinical duties, are listed below. Interested candidates who are interested in working clinically as an anesthesiologist or whose degree is not listed below,  please contact the hiring department for the salary range specific to including clinical work or to their degree.

PhD only:
Assistant Professor: $177,000 - $195,000
Associate Professor: $209,000 – $233,000
Professor: $255,000 - $355,000


Assistant Professor: $184,000 - $202,000
Associate Professor: $212,000 - $236,000
Professor: $253,000 - $313,000

This pay range reflects base pay, which is based on faculty rank and years in rank. It may not include all components of faculty compensation or pay from participation in departmental incentive compensation programs. For more information about compensation and our wide-range of benefits, including housing assistance, please contact the hiring department.

Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate including equivalent years in rank, training, and field or discipline; internal equity; and external market pay for comparable jobs.

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