Tenure-track Faculty in Neural Circuit Mechanisms of Behavior

Atlanta, Georgia
A competitive salary will be offered.
August 31 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Biology in the Emory College of Arts and Science in Atlanta, GA, USA, is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in experimental and computational neuroscience.  A strong computational neuroscience group at Emory is anchored in the Department of Biology (http://www.biology.emory.edu) and is grounded in experimental preparations and neurobiological questions about the mechanisms underlying behavior and learning. We anticipate a hire focused on innovative approaches to understanding the function of brain circuits in a behavioral context. Such approaches may include optogenetics, cellular imaging, high-density electrophysiology, network simulations, or other cutting-edge neuroscientific methods. The ability to link theory and data analysis to experimental design in order to develop more predictive models of neural activity and behavior is critical.

The successful candidate is anticipated to have a PhD in a relevant science or engineering field and postdoctoral experience in neuroscience-related research, and is expected to contribute to the Biology Department's teaching mission in the context of programs in quantitative theory and methods (http://quantitative.emory.edu) and neuroscience and behavioral biology (http://www.nbb.emory.edu). Interactions with experimentalists and theorists within Emory’s rich, collaborative neuroscience community are encouraged.

Emory has more than 100 laboratories participating in graduate programs in Neuroscience (http://biomed.emory.edu/PROGRAM_SITES/NS/) and Biomedical Engineering (http://www.bme.emory.edu), and spanning Emory College (Biology, Psychology, Physics, Anthropology), School of Medicine, Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Georgia Institute of Technology. Emory College’s Theory and Modeling of Living Systems initiative (http://livingtheory.emory.edu/) provides a broader community for interaction with theorists in the life science. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement and three reference letters. In a separate statement or in the cover letter, we also ask candidates to reflect on their efforts in mentoring and teaching students from diverse backgrounds. Applications and reference letters must be electronically uploaded through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/53691. Review of applications will begin Dec. 1, 2018.  Applications received up to 30 days after, or until the positions are filled, will be given consideration.  

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.