Neuroscience/Chemical Biology Cluster, University of Utah. The proposed position is part of a cluster that comprises multiple tenure-track faculty positions, and is designed to establish excellence in emerging interdisciplinary fields; departmental appointments may be in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Biochemistry. A major goal is to strengthen Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience , as well as to link Neuroscience to the Chemical Biology of Natural Products. All candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to develop a vigorous, competitive and well-funded research program and will be evaluated on how their research potentially contributes to the long-term goal of excellence in interdisciplinary bridge areas. Applications by investigators, both experimental and theoretical, interested in macromolecular complexes on the membranes of neurons are particularly encouraged. An undergraduate track in Neuroscience and Biophysics is being developed within the College of Science, and faculty hired through this cluster are expected to participate in the development and teaching of innovative courses related to this initiative. While the openings are at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional senior candidates will be considered. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 31, 2018.
Assistant Professor applicants should upload an application letter with vita, a description of proposed research, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf.
Senior applicants should upload an application letter and CV. Applications should be uploaded in PDF format to http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/81886. Initial interview selections will begin as applications are received, but applications submitted at a later date will be considered as needed.
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