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Assistant Professor - Department of Neuroscience

Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute
Morgantown, West Virginia
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing date
Dec 12, 2023

Job Details

Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute
West Virginia University

The Department of Neuroscience at West Virginia University, an R1 institution, is seeking an Assistant Professor, tenure track, individual conducting state-of-the-art neuroscience research who has demonstrated an exceptional record of research accomplishment in foundational neuroscience and who can also excel in our education mission. We are especially interested in individuals whose research interests build on current or emerging strengths in mammalian animal models of neural circuits/epilepsy as part of a recently awarded Track 1 NSF project ( Modern research facilities and cores are available to support investigators’ pursuits. 



Candidates must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree in neuroscience or a closely related field and at least 3 years of postdoctoral experience with a strong record of scholarly activity. Candidates for appointments as Assistant Professors must demonstrate a strong ability to obtain external funding. All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.   

Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vita, a brief description of research (2 pages) and teaching (1 page) interests, and the names and addresses (including e-mail) of three (3) references to WVUHire: 

Review of applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.



The RNI’s flagship facilities are located on the Health Sciences campus in Morgantown, with more than 1,600 dedicated team members across five departments, patient care units, and research laboratories.

With the latest technologies, an ecosystem of partners, and an integrated approach, we are making tangible progress in the advancement of brain health. Our breakthroughs in neuroscience are strengthening our efforts to combat public health challenges ranging from addiction to Alzheimer’s. We are proud to break barriers in research and patient care to better serve the people of West Virginia and beyond.

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