Assistant Professor in Neurobiology and Biomedical Engineering

Evanston, Illinois
September 22 2017
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Full Time
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The Departments of Neurobiology and Biomedical Engineering seek to recruit a tenure-track faculty member in the area of neurophotonics with a start date of Fall 2018. The position is targeted at the level of Assistant Professor, although exceptional individuals at higher ranks will be considered.  We are interested in candidates whose research addresses fundamental issues in neuroscience and/or optical neural imaging and who show significant potential for innovation, scholarship, and commitment to excellence in research and teaching.  Candidates working on development of microscopy, optical probes, or in vivo functional imaging techniques are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants holding a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and demonstrating an outstanding record of scientific achievement will be considered.
Northwestern University offers a rich and vibrant intellectual environment and state-of-the art support facilities.  The appointee will join a broad, interactive community including colleagues in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience program consisting of over 130 faculty drawn from the Weinberg College, the McCormick School of Engineering, the School of Communication, the Feinberg School of Medicine, the Manne Children's Research Institute, and the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, with interactions fostered by the Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging, the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute, the Center for Genetic Medicine, Institute for Complex Systems, the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center, the Center for Reproductive Science, the Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology, and the Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Applicants should submit (in PDF format) a cover letter, a CV, contact information of three references, a description of research plans, a teaching statement and reprints of three published papers or preprints.  Applications must be submitted electronically. For full consideration, applications should be completed by October 31.  For details on preparing and submitting the application, please visit: All inquiries may be directed to

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.