Assistant Professor – Neuroscience Initiative

CUNY Graduate Center
New York City, New York (US)
Compensation: Competitive
June 14 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Assistant Professor – Neuroscience Initiative
Job ID:  20636
Compensation:     Competitive
Closing Date: Open until filled with review of applications to begin on July 1, 2019

Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise.  Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

The Neuroscience Initiative of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) in Manhattan, NY, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank to join a vibrant and multidisciplinary research effort. We seek outstanding post-doctoral scientists with strong records of significant research accomplishments in the fields of:  glial biology or multi-scale biology with a neuroscience focus. Areas of special interests include: epigenetic regulation of gene expression, neuron/glia communication, environmental effects on glial cells, glial/glial communication, glia function in learning, behavior and disease.  

Candidates with expertise in bioinformatics or multi-scale biology will be expected to demonstrate evidence of success in using computational tools to answer outstanding biological questions in the field of neurobiology and psychiatry. 

We encourage applications from candidates with innovative ideas, open to interdisciplinary approaches and with a demonstrated use of a wide range of experimental and computational approaches to tackle fundamental questions in neurobiology. The Assistant Professor is expected to serve a major role in shaping an outstanding research mission at the ASRC, while fulfilling the educational mission of the New York City Public University System at CUNY.

The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.

The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

The position will begin in Fall 2019 to Spring 2020 and will report to the Initiative Director of the Neuroscience Initiative.

Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent.  Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Successful candidates are expected to have advanced degrees (Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent) in any area of biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, plus three (3) years of post-doctoral research experience. A commitment to conducting high-level scientific research and adopting interdisciplinary approaches, is highly valued, as well as a collaborative spirit and passion for education.

How to Apply:
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Applicants Requirements: 
1) Curriculum vitae;
2) 1-2 page cover letter summarizing research accomplishments and views on interdisciplinary research; and 
3) Brief (3 page maximum) description of proposed research.
4) Contact information for at least three (3) professional references (name, title, and organization). 

Equal Employment Opportunity:
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. 

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