Assistant Professor: cell-cell communication in neural development and/or disease
University of South Carolina
September 10, 2018
Columbia, South Carolina
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor with a research program in neurobiology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program focusing on cell-cell communication in neural development and/or disease. We are especially interested in applicants studying how interactions among neurons or between neurons and other cell types such as astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, Schwann cells, microglia, macrophages or endothelial cells contribute to nervous system development, disease, or response to injury in any experimental or model system.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or an M.D., and will have completed post-doctoral training in a relevant area of neuroscience or biomedical sciences. He or she will interact with research groups in Biological Sciences, including the Center for Childhood Neurotherapeutics that includes neuroscientists focusing on mechanisms of neural development and neural repair. Additionally, the University has a highly interactive neuroscience research community that encourages and precipitates collaborations. The candidate will be responsible for teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels in courses appropriate to his/her expertise.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 16, 2018. All applicants must fill out an online application at the USC employment website at: http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/39584. Qualified candidates should include with their application a curriculum vita, research statement (3 pages) and teaching philosophy (1 page). The names, email addresses and phone numbers of at least three references should also be provided. Additional information on the position and the Department of Biological Sciences can be found at http://www.biol.sc.edu/. For questions or further information, please contact Dr. Fabienne Poulain (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.
Internal Number: 39584
About University of South Carolina
The USC Columbia campus was founded in 1801 and is the flagship institution of the University of South Carolina system. The 360-acre campus lies in the heart of downtown Columbia, close to restaurants, parks, shopping, and music and art venues. Columbia is also close to beaches and historic Charleston to the east and the Appalachian mountains to the west. The Carnegie Foundation designated the University of South Carolina an institution of “very high research activity”, its highest rating. Our sponsored research awards average more than $200 million per year, making a significant impact on the economy of the state. Biological Sciences is one of five departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, with a diverse group of faculty that span a range of research areas. We have a growing strength in neuroscience. Six investigators form a collegial group interested in developmental neurobiology and neurological diseases. Several investigators are members of the Center for Childhood Neurotherapeutics and the South Carolina Autism and Neurological Disorders Consortium (SCAND).