Assistant Professor in the Section of Neuroscience and Reproductive Biology
March 28, 2018
North Grafton MA 01536, Massachusetts
Full Time - Experienced
College / University
FACULTY POSITION – Neuroscience and Reproductive Biology
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor in the section of Neuroscience and Reproductive Biology, in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.
As a research faculty member, the candidate will be expected to develop a research program, establish collaborative projects and obtain some salary support, and associated indirect costs, from externally sponsored grants and contracts. In addition, the individual will be expected to participate in DVM/Graduate teaching. A small percentage of time will be devoted to faculty affairs and committee service.
Application Information: Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, the names of three references, and a letter of intent detailing your career goals. Submit applications electronically via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/49719
For questions, e-mail Ms. Trena Haroutunian (email@example.com), Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, 200 Westboro Road, North Grafton, MA 01536.
Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.
Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617.627.3298 or at Johny.Laine@tufts.edu. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD with a minimum of 3-5 years of postdoctoral training with a research focus in the areas of behavioral neuroscience, with special consideration given to work in addiction. Experience in the area of intravenous drug self-administration models and transgenerational epigenetics is desirable. A history of extramural funding is required, and preference will be given to applicants with established research programs. Experience in teaching is needed; topics of interest include cell biology, neuroanatomy, pharmacology, or physiology. The position is available immediately and applications will be accepted until April 30, 2018.
Internal Number: 32283
About Tufts University
Tufts University was established in 1852. Tufts University currently has over 9,000 students, including approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 4,000 are graduate and professional students. The university contains 1,227 faculty distributed among its 9 schools and across 3 campuses.
The Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (TCSVM) was founded in 1978, and remains the only veterinary school in the 6-state New England region. TCSVM is organized into four departments: Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Infectious Disease and Global Health, and Environmental and Population Health. Each department is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. In addition to the professional degree program, the school offers 3 stand-alone graduate degrees (Doctor of Biomedical Sciences, Master of Animals and Public Policy, and Master of Conservation Medicine) and 3 master degrees that may be obtained in combination with the DVM degree (Laboratory Animal Medicine, Public Health, and Biomedical Sciences). The school prepares graduates of the professional degree program for a wide range of careers, including clinical veterinary medicine, biomedical research, inter...national medicine, conservation medicine, and public health.
The Department of Biomedical Sciences has faculty responsible for large portions of the first and second years of the DVM curriculum, the combined degree programs in Comparative Biomedical Sciences and Laboratory Animal Medicine, the Cummings School PhD program, and the anatomic and clinical pathology programs. A number of faculty members are involved in biomedical research in the areas of neuroscience and reproductive biology and digestive diseases. These research activities are supported, in most part, by extramural grants and contracts from federal and state agencies and biotechnology companies. Services to the small and large animal hospitals are provided by the department's Section of Pathology. Faculty and staff provide biopsy/necropsy and clinical pathology services. The Histology Lab provides biopsy, immunohistochemistry and slide preparation. The Clinical Pathology Laboratory performs diagnostic tests such as hematology, clinical chemistry, coagulation tests and urinalysis for Tufts' patients and for research projects. More information about the department is available at http://www/tufts.edu/vet/biomed/index.html.
The Cummings School is located on a beautiful campus in North Grafton Massachusetts, about 45 miles from Boston and about 8 miles from Worcester MA. These surrounding communities offer a friendly, suburban to rural living environment and access to a rich assortment of cultural, recreational and athletic attractions. These communities offer a four-season climate, clean air, and good schools.