Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Neuroscience

Raleigh, North Carolina (US)
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
March 08 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University is recruiting a tenure-track faculty member (open rank) in translational neuroscience research to build on existing strengths in our growing interdepartmental and intercollegiate neuroscience community ( We are seeking candidates who employ cutting-edge and innovative approaches that bridge disciplines. There is particular interest in areas of neural development, circuits and behavior, neuroimmunology, aging, and iPSC modeling of neurological diseases. Preference will be given to individuals whose research has a tangible impact on animal and human patients with neurological diseases. The new faculty will be expected to possess or establish (based on rank) an extramurally funded program with national recognition.

The successful candidate will have a fantastic opportunity to actively engage veterinary clinician-scientists at our highly rated Veterinary Medical Hospital ( The hospital has state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic capacities including a 3T MRI and stereotactic biopsy systems. Our faculty collaborate closely with the human medical groups within the Research Triangle in North Carolina (Duke University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and local industry) and are supported by the Clinical Studies Core of the Comparative Medicine Institute ( to complete clinical trials.

This position receives full state salary support (12 month) from the College of Veterinary Medicine and NC State University.

Relevant websites: 
Neurosciences at NC State:
College of Veterinary Medicine:
Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences:
Center for Human Health and the Environment:
Comparative Medicine Institute:
Keck Center for Behavioral Biology: 
Bioinformatics Research Center:
Kenan Institute for Engineering Technology and Science:

Relevant PhD (or equivalent degree) required. DVM or MD (or equivalent degree) desirable. Demonstrated excellence in neuroscience research and the ability to work with others in establishing productive collaboration required. Excellent communication skills.

A comprehensive review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is ideally January 2019, but flexible. Questions may be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Troy Ghashghaei (

About the Molecular Biomedical Sciences Department 

The Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences (MBS) is one of three departments at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and consists of 45 faculty who have a diversity of research, clinical, and teaching interests. The MBS trains doctors of veterinary medicine and graduate students interested in research-based careers focused on the discovery of new knowledge about animal and human health and disease and using those findings to
enhance animal and human health and well-being.

Our faculty are recognized experts in the fields of cell biology and physiology, cancer biology, developmental biology, environmental science and toxicology, genomics, infectious diseases, neuroscience, pharmacology, radiology, and reproductive biology. Our goals are to advance veterinary medical science through innovative basic and applied research, and by mentoring and inspiring students, providing world-class clinical and diagnostic services, and offering the public the latest knowledge through innovative extension and engagement activities.

Our research faculty work in state-of-the-art research facilities including a transgenic mouse facility where graduate students can participate in research projects related to mouse and animal genomics.

More information about the department can be found at

About the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine 

The CVM is located on the Centennial Biomedical Campus at NC State University and includes state-of-the-art research facilities in the CVM Research building (100,000 square feet) which opened in 2005 and in the Main CVM Administrative building where 7,000 square feet of laboratory space was recently renovated and an additional 7,000 square feet is currently undergoing renovation. At this time, construction of a new 40,000 square foot research building, the Biomedical Partnership Center is scheduled to be complete in April of 2017.

More than 30,000 patients are diagnosed and treated annually by CVM clinicians and the NC State Veterinary Hospital is a major referral center for veterinarians from throughout the Southeast and (related to the advertised positions) includes active Anesthesiology, Radiology and Neurology services. The patient caseload allows for student and house officer instruction and the opportunity for clinical trials and translational research that advance animal health and well-being. The Veterinary Hospital is composed of the 110,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center which opened in 2011, the Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center and the Veterinary Health and Wellness Center and Satellite and Field Veterinary Services.

North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is a dynamic community whose members are dedicated to training veterinarians and basic scientists while advancing animal and human health from the molecular cellular level through entire ecosystems.


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