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Faculty position - Research related to Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias & neurodegeneration

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Faculty position at SUNY Upstate Medical University

Research related to Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias & neurodegeneration

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Empire Innovation

SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse, NY) invites applications from scientists with a record of high quality, original research related to Alzheimer’s disease, dementias, or other degenerative brain disorders. This tenure-eligible appointment will include a generous startup package from the SUNY Empire Innovation Program.

  • Interests include the study of AD, ADRD, other dementias, neuronal circuit function or aging, memory or cognitive decline, and neural degeneration, broadly defined.
  • Preference for research with translational and clinical relevance, but all research will be considered.
  • Applicants with MD, MD-PhD, or PhD, at all career levels, including postdocs with early career development awards are welcome to apply - rank to be based on qualifications.
  • For mid-career/senior investigators with funding (R01/R01- equivalent), this position offers the opportunity to take on a leadership role within our growing research community focused on aging and nervous system degeneration.
  • For a young investigator at postdoctoral or scientist level with career development funding (K99, R21, etc.), Upstate offers a protected environment for launching one’s career. Our young faculty are given every opportunity to succeed through outstanding mentoring and material resources.
  • This recruitment is a joint effort by the departments of Geriatrics, Neurology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, and Psychiatry - departmental affiliations to be based on best fit for the candidate.

The new faculty will join a thriving Neuroscience community of more than 40 investigators ( with broad research expertise in cellular, molecular, genetics, electrophysiology and behavioral approaches and a focus on human disease. Areas of strength include age-related neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and other dementias, neuropsychiatric disorders, neural circuit plasticity, nervous system development, brain and retina degeneration, glaucoma, and epigenomics. Our research is supported by state- of-the-art imaging, genomics, proteomics, and computational facilities, and growing Biobank capabilities. Our associated hospitals offer extensive services for the management of neurodegenerative disorders through the clinical departments of Geriatrics, Neurology, and the Neurodegenerative Disorders Center (

Please submit your application at (cover letter, CV, research statement) and request 3 recommendation letters sent directly to Questions should be sent to the Neuroscience department chair at, please include “Faculty Search 2024” in the subject line.

SUNY Upstate is the leading academic medical center and the largest healthcare provider in Central New York, ranked #35 on the Forbes List of America's best largest employers (2021). The regional campus includes the colleges of Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, and Nursing; the SUNY University Hospital; and the Biotechnology Accelerator of CNY for startup companies. This academic environment is complemented by Syracuse University, with a large undergraduate population and resources for bioengineering and computational biology.

The university is located at the heart of central New York state, surrounded by the Finger Lakes and close to the Thousand Islands region and Adirondack mountains, providing endless outdoor activities year-round. Syracuse offers convenient living in the city or surrounding suburbs with minimal commuting, excellent schools, and affordable homes. Situated in the northeast I-90 corridor, Syracuse is only a few hours away from Boston, New York, Washington DC, Toronto, and Montreal.

SUNY Upstate is committed to recruiting and supporting a rich community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students with diverse life experiences. Respect for diversity is one of our core values. We actively seek applications from women and members of underrepresented groups to contribute to the diversity of our university community and in support of our teaching, research, and clinical missions.





SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees.

Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care. Upstate Medical University's educational mission is anchored by its four colleges—Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions, and Graduate Studies (programs in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology, Microbiology & Immunology, Cell & Developmental Biology, and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology).

As a biomedical research institution, Upstate focuses on the study of the molecular to physiological basis of prevalent human diseases, including nervous system disorders, vision loss, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, cardiovascular disease and stroke, metabolic disorders, infectious diseases, aging research, and others. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular, cellular and systems biology. Upstate also offers many clinical trials for patients.

SUNY Upstate is a great place to work for all. In 2021, Upstate Medical University was ranked #35 on the Forbes list of America's best large employers. By earning this award, SUNY Upstate joins the ranks of only two dozen universities in the nation and organizations such as Ikea, Apple and NASA as honoree.

SUNY Upstate is situated at the center of NY state, which is well-known for its parks, gorges, waterfalls, lake waterfronts, the Thousand Islands, the Finger Lakes Wine Country, and the Adirondack mountains. Upstate New York is a great area for outdoor activities and to experience the beauty of all four seasons. Syracuse offers convenient living in the city and surrounding suburbs (15-minute driving radius), with excellent schools and affordable homes. The city has a small and walkable downtown entertainment district, and its geographic location places residents just a few hours away from New York City, Toronto, Montreal, or Boston.


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