Duke University Medical Center, Neurology

Position ID:DukeUniv-Neurology-NEURODEGENERATION [#20200]
Position Title: Faculty Position in Neurodegeneration
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27707, United States [map]
Subject Area: Neurology
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2021/10/21)
Position Description:    

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The Duke University School of Medicine and the Departments of Neurology and Neurobiology at Duke invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level rank. Individuals holding a Ph.D. and/or MD with outstanding potential for innovative research and academic performance in the area of neurodegeneration, Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive start-up package and state-of-the-art laboratory space, and will be expected to establish an externally-funded independent research program, provide exemplary mentorship and engage in productive scientific collaborations. The successful candidate will complement and strengthen an already strong basic research program in neurodegeneration at Duke with the opportunity for robust collaborations from many clinical and basic science programs. Amongst resources available is the Bryan Brain Bank with over 1000 brain specimens, a strong clinical trials infrastructure in neurodegeneration, an NIH funded ADRC and many PI’s involved in the field.

Duke is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Applications are desired from individuals whose expertise and outstanding credentials in neurodegeneration would qualify them to make transformational contributions to the field. 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 values statement, (maximum 1 page); reprints of 3 key publications; and 3 letters of recommendation to:


Questions may be directed to Richard J OBrien MD PhD (Chair of Neurology) or Stephen Lisberger PhD (Chair of Neurobiology): richard.obrien@duke.edu or lisberger@neuro.duke.edu

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Duke University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

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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Further Info:
Duke University
Department of Neurology
DUMC 2900
Durham, NC 27710