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Faculty Position in Developmental Neuroscience

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Roanoke, Virginia
Salary will be based on experience and qualifications
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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Faculty Position in Developmental Neuroscience
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion

Virginia Tech seeks to recruit a developmental neuroscientist for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level.  The successful candidate should utilize contemporary approaches including genetics, molecular biology, imaging and/or behavioral analysis to study important issues of brain and behavioral development in animal models and/or in humans. Individuals studying the relationship between basic developmental mechanisms, genetics and human neurodevelopmental disorders are especially encouraged to apply. The person hired for this position will join 37 other faculty led teams at the research institute, including 23 neuroscientists. The position will be located at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC ( on the university’s health sciences campus in Roanoke, Virginia.  In addition to the original 100,000 square foot research institute that opened in 2010, a new adjacent 139,000 square foot research building ( opened this year in which the new faculty member will have their research program.  Facilities at the research institute include multiple research MRIs for human and animal research including high field MR guided PET and MR guided focused ultrasound, multiple cellular/molecular imaging facilities including spinning disc confocal microscopy, standard laser scanning confocal microscopy, scanning block face electron microscopy, super resolution microscopy as well molecular biology cores and behavioral testing suites for animals and humans.

Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled. It is expected that initial interviews will begin in October, 2021. To apply, please submit your application including curriculum vitae, detailed statement of research accomplishments and plans, and teaching/mentoring philosophy, and a statement of plans for supporting diversity and inclusion at, posting #517730.  To complete the application, the applicant should be prepared to have at least three references post their letters of support to the same site.

Virginia Tech recognizes the critical importance of diverse teams of scholars. It seeks to diversify its faculty along multiple dimensions.  Virginia Tech is a public global land-grant university, committed to research, teaching and learning, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT- serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community (, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members.

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Executive Director of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, Dr. Michael J. Friedlander at

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