Assistant Professor

Richmond, VA
Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
September 18 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology invites applications for a collateral Assistant Professor position, to conduct and manage research activities within a large research group led by a senior investigator.  Chosen candidate will design and implement experiments involving specialized research procedures, conceptualize new projects, generate preliminary work, and apply for independent external funding.

The candidate must have a PhD in neuroscience, with emphasis in neuropharmacology or neurophysiology, with at least three years of relevant postdoctoral training, as well as documented experience in writing and publishing scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals (at least 10 publications).   The successful candidate will have (1) competence in whole-cell patch clamp and extracellular field potential recordings from acute brain slices, ideally with a background in hippocampal or striatal neuropharmacology; (2) experience handling non-infectious pathogens and infective agents, preferably HIV; (3) competence in culture of neurons and glia from human CNS or in the derivation and culture of neurons and glia from human immortalized pluripotent stem cells; and (4) familiarity with flow cytometry/FACS, ideally with a background in neuroimmunology  Also required is evidence of the ability to think creatively and to design fundable research projects.  Current or prior independent funding as well as mentoring experience are highly preferred. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a productive and independent research program and have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Application Process:  Please apply via VCU eJobs system, by 10/31/2018, at  Search in keywords for F06480, then submit a CV, cover letter (describing research interests), and (via the Other Documents section) names and contact information for three professional references.  Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.