Assistant Professor of Biology

Boston, Massachusetts (US)
October 02 2017
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The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in integrative neurobiology starting in fall 2018. We seek a colleague who utilizes cutting edge molecular and genetic approaches applied within a broad neuroscience context to study basic and translational neurobiological questions in any animal model system. Topics of interest include: 1) molecular or genetic analyses of the formation, function, and plasticity of neural circuits, in the context of development, behavior, or neurological disorders; 2) neurogenetic or transcriptomic approaches for mapping brain connectivity or brain activity; 3) novel tools for multi-modal analysis and/or manipulation of neural activity and gene expression in situ; and 4) genetic determinants of neuron phenotype diversity and neurodevelopmental and neuropsychological disorders. We will also strongly consider investigators working in areas that are complementary to the existing strengths of the department such as molecular mechanisms regulating brain development and disease, and circuit analysis of sensory function and learning in vivo. Responsibilities include growing and maintaining a vibrant research program with extramural funding, teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels, and participating in graduate training. The successful candidate will join a strong and growing interdisciplinary Neuroscience research community at Boston University that also benefits from close affiliations with engineering initiatives including Photonics and synthetic and systems biology. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and in research, and is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community. The successful candidate will be offered newly renovated laboratory facilities as well as a competitive salary and start-up package.

Review of applications will begin 1 November 2017. Please use AcademicJobsOnline to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and three representative reprints, and arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted through the same website. In the cover letter, we invite applicants to include accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion. Inquiries can be addressed to Hengye Man (, Chair, Neurobiology Search Committee. Please visit the following website for information about the Biology Department.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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