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UNIV - Open Rank - Department of Neurosciences (SUD)

Medical University of South Carolina- Dept. of Neurosciences
Charleston, South Carolina
salary will be commensurate with academic rank
Closing date
Jun 7, 2024

Job Details

The Department of Neuroscience at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) invites applications for tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor positions with focus on substance use disorder (SUD) research. Major topics of interest include (but are not limited to): circuit, genetic, epigenetic, and molecular mechanisms underlying SUD. Researchers using cutting-edge technologies involving single-cell in vivo imaging, next-generation sequencing, novel tool development, and/or bioinformatic/computational approaches are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD with appropriate research expertise and are expected to possess an outstanding record of high-quality publications and extramural funding appropriate to current rank.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials by May 17, 2024: an updated CV, a 2-page summary of research interests, a 1-page personal statement, and contact information for three professional references to Kristen Mulholland ( Rolling review of applications will be considered as they are received.


We are a basic science research enterprise whose 22 faculty and 120 employees are dedicated to discovering how the brain works. The department is devoted to understanding how the brain generates thoughts, personality and behavior, and how brain pathologies create neurological and psychiatric diseases. To this end, we employ a host of cutting-edge electrophysiological, endoscopic, biochemical, genetic and behavioral approaches. We use the latest technologies for molecular and brain circuit imaging, cell- and circuit-selective optical and chemogenetic brain stimulation, and innovative molecular-genetic tools to study brain function across all stages of life. In our laboratories, exploration of brain mechanisms ranges from discovering how protein ensembles are regulated to identifying how brain circuits regulate human cognition and thought processing. We employ cellular and animal models of disease and have a strong human imaging research team that translates our basic discoveries of how brain circuits regulate behavior into humans. Our research efforts resulted in $14 million in NIH awards in fiscal year 2017, making us the 8th-ranked Neuroscience department in the nation in terms of funding, and the 2nd-ranked department in the College of Medicine at MUSC. In particular, the department has strong research programs in addiction neurobiology, neurodegeneration, neurodevelopment, and in vivo brain imaging, recording and stimulation technologies. This level of research activity helps maintain a vibrant educational program. We have robust Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. training programs in Neuroscience and a strong postdoctoral training program, constituting 30 graduate students and 40 postdoctoral fellows. Our trainees are funded through a combination of stipends from the College of Graduate Studies, individual NIH and other awards, and NIH institutional T32 training grants. Graduate training includes a core neuroscience curriculum and electives on a wide range of topics in neuroscience. In addition, we have a robust departmental seminar series with invited speakers from leading institutions across the nation. Finally, our department is located in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina - a historic town dominated by the education industry with four colleges, including MUSC, creating a strong intellectual tradition and creative environment. Charleston is often ranked as the #1 city to visit in the USA, and is widely known as an art and food community with numerous festivals appealing to both residents and tourists. Learn more at:

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