Duke University, Neurobiology

Position ID:Duke-Neuro-DUKEMOLENEUROBIO [#16942, FAAPFY21]
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27710-0001, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Neuroscience / Systems neuroscience, Cellular and molecular neurosciencec, Clinical neuroscience, Cognitive neuroscience, Developmental neuroscience, Theoretical, Computational, Neuroscience
Appl Deadline:2021/02/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/09/22)
Position Description:    

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Duke University
School of Medicine


The Translating Duke Health Initiative invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position. We seek candidates conducting basic research related to the mechanisms of neurodegenerative or neuropsychiatric disease. We are especially interested in recruiting a molecular or cellular neurobiologist investigating brain mechanisms that underlie susceptibility to brain disorders or that contribute to biological resilience, repair or regeneration. The appointment will be in one or more of the Departments of Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Immunology, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Neurobiology, or Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, depending on the fit. Applicants using any model organism are encouraged.  Successful candidates will have track records of creativity and productivity, demonstrated potential for outstanding future achievements, and a desire to participate in an exciting, collaborative, and growing community of academic scientists studying diseases that affect the brain. They will be expected to mount a productive and innovative research program, to obtain outside funding, and to participate actively in graduate education. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 10, 2020, although applications will be considered until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit: a curriculum vitae; a brief summary of current and proposed research (maximum 3 pages); a diversity and inclusion statement outlining past and/or planned future activities to increase the representation and success of diverse members of our community (maximum 1 page); reprints of 3 key publications; and 3 letters of recommendation to:




Questions may be directed to Stephen Lisberger, Convener of the Neuroscience pillar of the Translating Duke Health Initiative, lisberger@neuro.duke.edu or Jeremy Kay, Chair of the Search Committee: jeremy.kay@duke.edu

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Duke University
Department of Neurobiology
Box 3209
Durham, NC 27710

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