The Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in conjunction with the Departments of Neuroscience, Neurology, Psychiatry, Neurosurgery, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disease and the Comprehensive Center for Depression is offering full-time, tenure track faculty positions at all academic levels to individuals pursuing laboratory based or human subject research. Prospective faculty members must have a specialization in one of the areas named above.
The Institute is particularly interested in individuals studying neural circuit biology or molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, including neuroimmune factors (especially microglial biology) in relation to neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimer, Parkinson, ALS) or mood disorders. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. and/or M.D. and have experience in a related field. Candidates whose career includes clinical care must have or be able to obtain a Texas Medical License. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.
The O’Donnell Brain Institute was created to make basic and clinical brain science a top priority at UT Southwestern. The Institute encompasses major investments in research to delineate the fundamental molecular and circuit mechanisms of brain disease, as well as translational research efforts to advance diagnosis and treatment of these illnesses.
Scientists at UT Southwestern participate in a vibrant, interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, and highly collaborative research community, and enjoy access to state-of-art research cores including imaging, metabolic phenotyping, behavioral phenotyping, protein chemistry, structural biology, cryo-electron microscopy, genomics, genetics and transgenic technology. Newly acquired human subject capabilities include magnetoencephalography and a high intensity focused ultrasound machine capable of both discrete lesioning as well as opening the blood brain barrier for drug and gene delivery.
To apply, visit https://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/ and submit the following with your application:
- Curriculum Vitae
- A cover letter briefly describing the research area and future goals.
- A two page summary of research accomplishments and future research direction.
- Three letters of recommendation
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit: https://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/why-work-here/diversity-inclusion/.