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Assistant or Associate Professor - Neuroscience

University of Minnesota
Duluth, Minnesota
Negotiable with Benefits
Closing date
Oct 26, 2023

Job Details

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus ( is seeking candidates for tenure-track (Assistant Professor) and tenured (Associate) faculty appointments in any area of neuroscience. The department spans a wide range of research questions with a proven dedication to team science and collaborative work and we are expanding neuroscience research. Faculty are expected to establish a productive, extramurally funded, independent research program in a research area that complements activities of current faculty at the University of Minnesota. The successful candidate will also contribute to the department’s educational program at undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels.

For these positions, we are searching for outstanding candidates, regardless of research focus, who will promote synergy across disciplines in our medical school to advance foundational science and discovery as well as preclinical research. Basic scientists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines are encouraged to apply.

As faculty of the University of Minnesota Medical School, faculty at the Duluth campus have access to all research supporting resources of the University of Minnesota, which include: MnDRIVE initiative, which supports research and translation relevant to neuromodulation for brain conditions; the Institute for Translational Neuroscience, which supports research at the interface between the bench and the bedside; the UMN Viral Vector and Cloning Core, which allows onsite vector production and development; the UMN Genomics Center and the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, which is at the forefront of high magnetic field strength imaging in both humans and animals, and the UMN Imaging Center, which is a Nikon Center of Excellence.

The University also offers the Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development with the resources and expertise to develop new drug therapies; the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, which provides resources to implement new treatment strategies and is a conduit to promote the community-wide understanding and application of scientific discoveries; Minnesota is also the home of multiple biomedical research companies and world-renowned hospitals.

The University of Minnesota is dedicated to improving diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, and the Department of Biomedical Sciences has developed a number of programs in this area.

            Candidates must have a PhD and/or MD degree and must be a US citizen or be able to secure permanent resident status. Candidates with non-traditional backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

All applicants should include a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of their research interests and future directions, a DEI statement and names and contact information for three references.

Questions about the positions can be directed to Dr. Yang (, chair of the search committee and Dr. Heck (, chair of the Biomedical Sciences department. Applicants also need to complete an online application at the link below:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


The mission of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus is to be a national leader in improving healthcare access and outcomes in rural Minnesota and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. We do this by: - Educating medical students dedicated to serving rural Minnesota and American Indian/Alaska Native communities - Fostering excellence in research - Emphasizing the training of physicians in Family Medicine - Creating strong partnerships locally, regionally, nationally and internationally - Working in innovative, interdisciplinary and inter-professional teams

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