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Open Rank Professor

McLaughlin Research Institute
Great Falls, Montana
Competitive salary with full benefits.
Closing date
Jul 29, 2024

Open-Rank Faculty Position(s) in integrated Biomedical and Rural Health Research in Montana

Just beyond the Rocky Mountain Front nestled among the river bottoms and sweeping plains of central Montana, the McLaughlin Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences has been conducting biomedical research since 1954. Located just 125 miles from Glacier National Park and 225 miles from Yellowstone National Park, the McLaughlin Research Institute has a unique mission in biomedical and rural health research that encompasses basic, translational and clinical science in a unique geographical area of the United States. The recent addition of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Montana campus, adjacent to the Institute provides for a vibrant environment of research, education and outreach. 

The McLaughlin Research Institute in Great Falls, Montana, and the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Montana campus, invite applications for two to three faculty positions, open-rank at the assistant, associate or full professor level.  We seek individuals who can take advantage of the unique environment and the recent establishment of a Center of Excellence in biomedical and rural health research in Great Falls, MT.  Areas of Institute strengths and strategy for future development include epidemiology, rural health, women’s health, behavioral health, neurology, psychiatric/psychology, or related areas. We are undergoing a time of expansion built on a foundation of translational research in neurological and neurodegenerative disease. Applicants with an interest in basic, translational, clinical, and/or computational approaches to solving complex human health problems are encouraged to apply. 

Candidates should possess a medical or doctoral degree and have a record of research excellence. Successful candidates are expected to develop a productive research program that can compete successfully for grant funding. Willingness and ability to establish both intramural and extramural collaborations is essential. Medical school teaching of appropriate classes within the expertise of the successful candidate is expected. 

Great Falls is a small city on the Missouri River that provides a high quality of life with abundant outdoor opportunities.  Faculty benefit from interactions with the Scientific Advisory Committee, the university system of Montana and the support of local organizations.  For specific questions about the Institute or the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Montana campus, please visit our webpages at: or

This is a unique opportunity to join us and take part in building the future of biomedical research in Montana and to bridge the urban and rural gap in biomedical research and healthcare systems.   Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received.  Applications should include a curriculum vitae and description of research and be sent to:

Renee A. Reijo Pera, PhD; Email:; McLaughlin Research Institute; 1520 23rd Street South; Great Falls, MT  59405

The McLaughlin Research Institute and the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Montana are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers.




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