Faculty position in Basic/Translational Research in the Neuroscience of Addiction

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, New York
Commensurate with experience
July 13 2021
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Full Time
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Faculty position in Basic/Translational Research in the Neuroscience of Addiction
Associate or Full Professor of Empire Innovation

The Department of Neuroscience & Physiology at SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse, NY) invites applications from scientists with a record of high quality, original research in the Neuroscience of Addiction. This tenure-eligible appointment will include a generous startup package with the support of the Empire Innovation Program (SUNY).

The successful candidate will join a thriving Neuroscience community of over 40 investigators with broad research expertise in cellular, molecular, genetics, electrophysiology and behavioral approaches and a focus on human disease. Areas of strength of our community include nervous system development, structure and function of the retina, epigenomics, neural circuit plasticity, age-related neurodegenerative diseases and neuropsychiatric disorders. Our research is supported by state-of-the-art imaging, genomics, proteomics, and computational facilities, and growing Biobank capabilities.  In addition, our associated hospital has a large Addiction Medicine Program.

In addition to joining a thriving academic and research community, SUNY Upstate is a great place to work for all. In 2021, Upstate Medical University was ranked #35 on the Forbes list of America's best large employers. By earning this award, Upstate joins the ranks of only two dozen universities in the nation and joins large organizations such as Ikea, Apple and NASA as honoree.

SUNY Upstate is situated at the center of NY state which is well-known for its parks, gorges, waterfalls, lake waterfronts, Thousand Islands, Finger Lakes Wine Country, and the Adirondack mountains. Upstate New York is a great area for outdoor activities and to experience the beauty of all four seasons. Syracuse offers convenient living in the city and surrounding suburbs (15-minute driving radius), with excellent schools and affordable homes. The city has a small and walkable downtown entertainment district, and its geographic location places residents 4 to 5 hours away for a weekend in New York City, Toronto, Montreal, or Boston.

Qualifications include PhD, MD or MD-PhD degree and a strong record of independent basic or translational research.  Applicants will have an established lab with current external funding (R01 or R01-equivalent) and experience in training graduate students and/or postdocs. Full and Associate Professors are welcome to apply. Assistant Professors ready to transition to Associate level will also be considered. 

Submit application, cover letter, CV and research statement at https://careers.upstate.edu/en-us/job/500419

At SUNY Upstate Medical University, we strive to promote a professional environment that encourages varied perspectives from faculty members with diverse life experiences. A respect for diversity is one of our core values. We are committed to recruiting and supporting a rich community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We actively seek applications from women and members of underrepresented groups to contribute to the diversity of our university community in support of our teaching, research and clinical missions.

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