Associate Professor/Professor & Endowed Chair
Associate Professor/Professor & Endowed Chair, Job ID 42346
The Mina Jo Powell Endowed Chair in Neurological Sciences
Medicine Biomedical Sciences
The College of Medicine at Florida State University has embarked on a strategic effort to increase basic and translational research in human neuroscience. In an effort to extend our impact in neural health, we are seeking applications for the College of Medicine’s Mina Jo Powell Chair in Neurological Sciences.
The mission of the College of Medicine is to prepare compassionate physicians who discover and advance knowledge and deliver the highest quality patient-centered medicine to communities with the greatest need. The Research and Discovery mission of the College is facilitated by more than 150,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art laboratory space and core labs in proteomics, genomics, advanced microscopy, flow cytometry, animal care, and cell culture. Research in the Department of Biomedical Sciences covers a broad spectrum of disciplines, offering a rich, diverse, and collegial environment. The department has had an intensive recruiting effort designed to hire faculty that further strengthened the Department’s six priority research areas or nodes including: (1) Neuroscience, (2) Genetics and genomics, (3) Molecular structure and function, (4) Cardiovascular and infectious diseases, (5) Cell biology and development and (6) Stem cell and cancer biology.
Our faculty’s research expertise in Neuroscience span basic molecular processes through animal models and the study of human brain network processing. The faculty are exploring the complex biological mechanisms at multiple levels of the gene to the neuronal circuit that contribute to the potential to perform complex behaviors, the influence of the environment and how defects in these biological processes cause human health disorders. The Department hosts a Graduate program (http://med.fsu.edu/?page=phdAdmissions.home), and many faculty participate in the FSU Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience (http://neuro.fsu.edu/). Other resources available include structural and functional MR imaging facilities at the FSU National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (http://magnet.fsu.edu/), exceptional animal imaging facilities and expertise at FSU, and a statewide, collaborative Clinical Research Network (http://med.fsu.edu/research/crn/).
A senior basic- or clinician-scientist (PhD or MD) at the Associate or Full Professor level with a proven track record of excellence in creative approaches to neuroscience, generating peer-reviewed funding, and leading interdisciplinary groups. Must possess the leadership capabilities for directing their own research cluster.
The Mina Jo Powell Chair is open to an outstanding individual who specializes in using functional
magnetic resonance imaging as a core component of their research program, and will have full access to a new research-dedicated 3T Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma in the MRI facility housed at the College of Medicine. See mri.fsu.edu.
The neuroscience community at FSU is broad and located in multiple Colleges with extensive research interactions. The Mina Jo Powell Chair is expected to build upon existing strengths in neuroimaging, neurobiology of sex differences in anxiety and depression, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, sex differences in development and behavior, synaptic physiology underlying cortical function and epilepsy, psychopharmacology and developmental basis of mental health disorders, plasticity of neuronal circuits and their pathology in neurodevelopmental disorders, neurodegeneration and neuropharmacology of CNS dopamine systems related to neuromuscular disorders.
The emphasis for the position is on the ability to develop and drive a successful research cluster that draws in other members of the College and neuroscience community. The candidate will be expected to participate in medical and graduate education. Opportunities to continue clinical practice may be available for qualified and eligible applicants. The successful candidate will bring a fresh dimension to the study of neural health, will work with existing scientists and support staff faculty who specialize in MRI research and will provide scientific leadership and direction within the College and across the university.
The specific area of research is open (e.g., aging, memory, neuropsychiatric disease), but should address health and illness from the perspective of neuroscience.
Anticipated Salary Range
The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position will include protected academic time, with dedicated research funding to support the successful candidate, and access to exceptional platforms in neuroscience and imaging.
How to Apply
To apply, please go to: www.jobs.fsu.edu and search by job ID 42346.
In addition to an online application, please upload with the application as well as send the following in a single PDF file: a detailed curriculum vitae page overview of current and future research plans, and a list of at least three professional references to:
Dr. Jeffrey N Joyce, Chair of the Search Committee, Jeffrey.Joyce@med.fsu.edu
Natasha Coen, Sr. Administrative Specialist, Natasha.Coen@med.fsu.edu.
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf
This position is being advertised as open until filled.