Assistant Professor of Cell & Molecular Neurobiology

Boston University Biology Department
Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Closing date
Nov 14, 2022

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Life Sciences, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience
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Full Time
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The Boston University Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Cell & Molecular Neurobiology starting in Fall 2022. We seek a colleague who investigates basic or translational mechanisms of neurological and psychological disorders such as autism, cognitive disability, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease or schizophrenia. We seek a candidate who uses cutting edge technologies to understand mechanisms at the cellular, molecular, neurocircuit and/or brain function levels. Candidates may use animal models or human neurons/brain tissues. This position will synergize with our recent hiring of faculty with expertise in systems-level analyses of the nervous system and neurological disease models. Responsibilities include growing a vibrant research program with extramural funding, teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels, and participating in graduate training. The successful candidate will join a strong and growing interdisciplinary Neuroscience research community at Boston University that also benefits from close affiliations with engineering initiatives including Photonics and synthetic and systems biology. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and in research, and is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community. The successful candidate will be offered newly renovated laboratory facilities as well as a competitive salary and start-up package.

Review of applications will begin 1 November 2021. Please use AcademicJobsOnline ( to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests and plans, statements addressing teaching interests and diversity, and three representative reprints, and arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted through the same website. In the diversity statement, applicants should provide evidence of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and evidence of participation in the creation of inclusive environments in their department/workplace. Inquiries can be addressed to Angela Ho (, Chair, Neurobiology Search Committee. Please visit the following website for information about the Biology Department (

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of all groups underrepresented in higher education. Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition of inclusion and social justice. We are proud to be the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman, and we continue that tradition of educating a diverse and talented student body. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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