The Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy at the University of Utah (http://www.neuro.utah.edu/) is seeking an outstanding scientist for a tenure track faculty position, with a focus on addressing mechanisms of brain disease. The department is vibrant and growing, with an emphasis on collegiality and collaboration. Areas of expertise in the department range from neurogenetics and developmental biology to circuit neuroscience and behavior. The department is part of a campus-wide neuroscience community, and is involved in a strategic initiative to further develop neuroscience at the University of Utah (https://uofuhealth.utah.edu/neuroscience-initiative/).
For this recruitment, we are interested in candidates who are using multidisciplinary approaches to understand brain disease, with a particular focus on neurodegeneration and disorders associated with aging. Approaches may include combinations of advanced neurotechnologies, genetic analysis in model organisms, dissection of molecular and biochemical mechanisms, investigation of genetic risk factors, or studies on the glial contributions to disease.
Individuals must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D., or equivalent degrees at any rank, with at least two or more years of postdoctoral experience. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in research with strong potential for securing and sustaining independent extramural funding.
The department offers excellent resources to support new faculty, including competitive salary and start-up support, newly renovated research space, active faculty mentoring, core facilities, strong interdepartmental graduate training programs, and a highly collegial research environment, with a growing focus on neuroscience research across campus. A successful applicant will be expected to develop an innovative, independent research program, and to share our commitment to excellence in graduate and medical education.
For full consideration, applications should be received by November 4, 2019. Only electronic applications will be accepted, and should include 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement (limit to 3 pages), and 4) contact information for three references. To apply please go to http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/96285
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or status as a Protected Veteran. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination policy or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.
Values and Culture The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.
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About University of Utah Health
The Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy at the University of Utah is vibrant and growing, with seven faculty added to the department in the past three years, including four assistant professor hires. We continue to expand our strength in developmental biology, including early embryonic development, neurogenesis, and synapse formation, as well as in functional neuroscience, utilizing molecular and genetic approaches as well as physiology and behavior. The department is an integral part of campus-wide neuroscience and developmental biology communities.
We are strongly committed to graduate and postdoctoral training, emphasizing both research excellence and professional development. We also have a strong tradition of excellence in medical education and scholarship.