Assistant Professor in Neuroscience/Neuropharmacology

Detroit, Michigan
Competitive salary and startup package to build an independent research program
February 15 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type

Assistant Professor in Neuroscience/Neuropharmacology

The Department of Pharmacology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. We are looking for a PhD or M.D. with an outstanding record of high impact research in Neuroscience/Neuropharmacology to develop a vigorous, independent research program at the School of Medicine. While we are interested in areas complementary to those represented in our research portfolio, such as cellular neuropharmacology, neurodegeneration, and addiction research, our primary focus is on research excellence and promise. The successful candidate will join a highly collegial academic setting, and will receive a competitive start-up package, generous laboratory space and a gateway to a robust tenure process. We have a large, active faculty body that assures abundant opportunities for collaboration and a rich source of experience and mentorship. The candidate will be expected to develop an innovative, externally funded research program, participate in our graduate programs and engage in a very reasonable level of teaching and service. Applicants should apply for position #042454 at:

Further details are available by contacting:

Izabela Podgorski, Ph.D.

Chair, Search Committee

Wayne State University School of Medicine


Wayne State University (WSU) is a Carnegie level 1 institution and a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. The WSU School of Medicine is located in midtown Detroit, one of the dynamic urban communities leading the revitalization of the city. The metropolitan area provides a cosmopolitan environment with rich cultural offerings, strong schools and outstanding affordable housing in our beautiful Great Lakes region. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.