Assistant Professor – Neuroscience

Dallas, Texas (US)
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October 07 2020
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The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, under the leadership of Dr. Joseph Takahashi, invites applications at the Assistant Professor level for a tenure-track Faculty position in neuroscience with an emphasis on mechanistic understanding of nervous system function. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related field. We seek outstanding scientists addressing molecular, biochemical and genetic mechanisms underlying brain function, as well as those individuals using high-resolution imaging, behavior, and neural circuit methodology. Diversity and inclusion is a priority at the University of Texas Southwestern and in the Department of Neuroscience at all levels including faculty, staff, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Scientists within the Department of Neuroscience participate in a vibrant, interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, and highly collaborative research community within the University, and enjoy access to state-of-art research cores including imaging, metabolic phenotyping, behavioral phenotyping, protein chemistry, structural biology, cryo-electron microscopy, genomics, genetics and transgenic technology.  The Department of Neuroscience is a core component of the newly formed Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern.

Applicants should apply online at  (search for Job #488751) and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page summary of research accomplishments and future plans, and pdf copies of their three most significant publications.  Applicants should arrange to have 3-5 letters of recommendation emailed to the search committee at Applications are under continuous review and candidates will be invited for interviews as early as September 30, 2020.  

Neuroscience Search Committee

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

5323 Harry Hines Blvd.

Dallas, TX  75390-9111.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community.  As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. For more information about UT Southwestern, please visit: 

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