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Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

University of Nevada, Reno - College of Science
Reno, Nevada (US)
Assistant Professor, 9-month
Closing date
Jan 7, 2023

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Life Sciences, Neuroscience
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The Department of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno, seeks a tenure-track assistant professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2023. We are seeking candidates with expertise in any area of cellular and molecular neuroscience. We particularly encourage applicants using innovative molecular and cell biological and/or omics approaches in model organisms or in organoid models. Competitive startup funds are available. Our faculty are expected to develop nationally recognized, extramurally funded research programs, to train PhD students, and to participate in undergraduate teaching. The Biology Department facilities include a Cell and Molecular Imaging Core (, animal research facilities, and access to university cores including genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics. The successful candidate will recruit graduate students from multiple university-wide graduate programs including the Integrative Neuroscience PhD and the Molecular Bioscience PhD programs.

The Department of Biology ( has more than 900 biology majors, 350 neuroscience majors, about 80 graduate students, 28 tenure ladder faculty and 9 teaching professors. Extramural awards average ~ $7 million per year. Reno is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe, and has been rated one of the best small cities in the US for outdoor recreation and overall quality of life.

For more information, and to apply, please visit:

Applications should include: an application letter that explains how the applicant’s research relates to the position description and complements current departmental expertise, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and plans (limit three pages), a statement of teaching interests including a philosophy for pedagogy and mentorship, as well as potential courses the candidate could teach or develop (limit two pages), an Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity statement that describes how the candidate will contribute to a culture of inclusion and equity in science, and contact information for three references. This posting is open until filled. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Review of applications will begin January 9, 2023. The search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Grant Mastick, search committee chair,

EEO/AA. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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