Emory University Faculty position in Mechanisms of Neurological Disease

Atlanta, Georgia
Commensurate with current standards
September 08 2017
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Full Time
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The Department of Cell Biology at Emory University School of Medicine seeks outstanding applicants to fill a tenure-path faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the areas of Neurological Disease, including Neurodevelopmental Disorders or Neurodegeneration.

Our Department has broad interests in cell biology, developmental biology and neuroscience (http://cellbio.emory.edu).  Preferred candidates will complement these areas with a research focus on mechanisms of neurological disease. Applicants who investigate molecular and cellular mechanisms associated with brain disorders, including synapse biology and dysfunction, posttranscriptional regulation of gene expression and RNA dysregulation are especially encouraged to apply. 

Competitive applicants should have a strong publication record, a demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding, and will be expected to build a vigorous research program. New faculty will also participate in classroom instruction of medical students and contribute to a robust program of graduate-level research training, including the Graduate Neuroscience Program. Emory offers opportunities for collaboration within our own extensive biomedical community, and with neighboring institutions including the Centers for Disease Control, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and Georgia Tech. The Atlanta area is a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan hub with a lush tree canopy and a mild climate that adds to quality of life.

The Department has thirteen full-time tenure-track faculty and is positioned to undergo growth under new leadership. Our faculty have diverse research interests in the areas of protein and RNA trafficking, cytoskeletal and motor biology, adhesion, signaling and tissue development, ion channels, polarity, synapse biology, epigenetics, and gene expression. Our research utilizes multiple genetic model organisms, employs multidisciplinary approaches, and is further enhanced by relationships with the Laboratory for Translational Cell Biology, the Emory Chemical Biology Discovery Center and the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease (supported by a T32 training grant and NINDS P30 core facilities center grant). We offer competitive start-up funding, modern laboratory space and access to core facilities, including a state-of-the-art integrated microscopy facility housed within the Department (http://ici.emory.edu/).

Applications will be considered in a rolling review and should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and future goals (maximum limit 2 pages), a brief statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and the names and contact information for three references (Submit application here).  

Final deadline for applications is December 1, 2017. Applications received after this date may not be considered.

Additional questions should be emailed under the subject header “Cell Biology Faculty Search” to Ms. Luzene Hill (caroline.luzene.hill@emory.edu).

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Veteran employer. 

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