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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Neurobiology

UMass Chan Medical School Neurobiology Department
Worcester, Massachusetts
Closing date
Jan 22, 2024

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Life Sciences, Neuroscience
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The Department of Neurobiology at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position. We have created an inclusive, equitable and diverse scientific environment that fosters innovative neuroscience research through the integration of multiple levels of analysis from invertebrate models such as Drosophila and C. elegans, to vertebrate models such as mice, human tissues and cells. Particular areas of focus in the department include neural circuit development, genetics of behavior, addiction and motivated behavior, neural-immune interactions, and neurodegeneration and regeneration. We are seeking an energetic and collaborative individual who will develop and maintain an innovative, externally funded research program to tackle important questions in neurobiology, while promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity within the department. We are particularly interested in candidates employing novel computational approaches as a major component of their research. Exceptionally strong candidates in other areas will also be considered. Candidates should have a PhD in biomedical research and a minimum of two years post-doctoral research experience.


The Department of Neurobiology has high-performance computing facilities, state-of-the-art laboratory space and equipment, and a full-time administrative staff to support the research activities of its faculty. We offer competitive start-up funds, laboratory space and salary. The Department is soon to be housed in a state-of-the-art new building opening in early 2024. For more information, please visit the Department website at Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the Department, a curriculum vitae that includes honors and publications, a diversity statement and a succinct research plan to (Position ID#24029). Review of applications will begin November 15th, 2023. To expedite the review process, applicants should invite three individuals who are familiar with their work and potential for success to upload their recommendation letters at the same web address. Inquiries, but not application materials, may be directed to Drs. Dori Schafer and Michael Francis (

UMass Chan Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Chan Medical School as their employer of choice.


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