Tenure-Track Position in Computational Neuroscience

Eugene, OR
Salary + benefits
September 18 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type



 Tenure-Track Position in

Computational Neuroscience


The Institute of Neuroscience (ion.uoregon.edu) and the Departments of Biology and Mathematics, in collaboration with the Data Sciences Initiative, at the University of Oregon announce a new tenure-track Assistant Professor position to study principles of neural circuit operation through the application of computational neuroscience methods.  The Institute of Neuroscience has a highly interactive community of investigators, including investigators in the new Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact (accelerate.uoregon.edu), examining the development and function of neural networks and their operation in behavior using state of the art in vivo methodologies.  The successful candidate will integrate with existing faculty to foster collaborative research towards understanding the operation of neural networks, from sensation, to planning, to execution. 

Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in an appropriate field, commitment to excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and an outstanding research record. Candidates should have the ability to work effectively within a diverse community.  Interested persons should apply online through AcademicJobsOnline to the University of Oregon ION SEARCH at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14396.  Candidates should submit a cover letter (including a statement on how you will further UO’s goals of supporting, promoting and enhancing a diverse learning and working environment), a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a statement of research accomplishments and future research plans, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and three letters of recommendation (sent independently). Submission of 1-3 selected reprints is encouraged.  UO is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities.  Applicants should include information about how they will further this goal in their cover letter.  To be assured of consideration, application materials should be uploaded by November 1, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.  Requests for more information can be sent to Dr. David McCormick, Director, Institute of Neuroscience (davidmc@uoregon.edu).


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

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