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Faculty Position in Neuroscience

The George Washington University
Washington D.C.
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Feb 25, 2024

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Life Sciences, Neuroscience
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The Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. We seek a dynamic neuroscientist who complements departmental and school strengths in integrative systems neuroscience, which includes the neural basis of stress-related disorders, neurodegeneration, animal behaviors, synaptic circuits, and autonomic regulation. Areas of interest include neural-immune interactions, glial cell biology, and molecular and genomic approaches to neural diseases and development. Appointment at the assistant professor rank is anticipated, but more senior candidates may be considered. We particularly encourage applications from members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in science and medicine.


Responsibilities include establishing and maintaining an externally funded research program, participating in medical and graduate student education, and engaging in institutional service. The potential to develop cross-disciplinary collaborations within and outside the department is essential. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a competitive start-up package. 

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must hold a PhD and/or MD or equivalent in an appropriate discipline with a demonstrable track record of research productivity as evidenced by publications and funding potential.

Application process: To be considered, please complete an online faculty application at Required documents include a current CV, cover letter, statement of past research accomplishments and future plans (3-page limit), and a statement of contributions to diversity (1-page limit) in which you describe ways in which you have fostered diversity and inclusion and your plans to participate in or lead initiatives to enhance diversity, inclusiveness and/or equity in SMHS and society. You will also be asked to provide the names and contact information of at least 3 references. Review of applications will begin on February 21, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. Questions regarding the search should be directed to Search Committee Chair, Colin N. Young, Ph.D. (

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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