Job Opportunities in Neuroscience
at the University of Chicago

Tenure Track Faculty Positions

Post Doctoral Positions


 

Tenure Track Faculty Positions

Department of Human Genetics – The University of Chicago’s Department of Human Genetics, in conjunction with The Grossman Institute for Neuroscience, Quantitative Biology and Human Behavior, seeks to recruit tenure-track faculty or tenured faculty. The University of Chicago is currently engaged in a major expansion in neuroscience and genomics, as well as building a strong translational neuroscience community. We are particularly interested in investigators of the genetic basis of psychiatric, neurological, or behavioral traits, and who complement our strengths in gene regulation, complex disease genetics, evolution and population and statistical genetics. All applicants must have an M.D. or Ph.D. (or equivalent) in neuroscience or a closely related field. Appointments can be made at any rank from Assistant Professor to Professor.

Those interested must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website at http://tinyurl.com/zdrhefj by uploading a cover letter, CV, a statement of research objectives, and a teaching statement. Review of applications will begin November 19, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

 

Department of Organismal Biology & Anatomy – The University of Chicago’s Department of Organismal Biology & Anatomy, in conjunction with The Grossman Institute for Neuroscience, Quantitative Biology and Human Behavior, seeks to recruit tenure-track faculty. The University of Chicago is currently engaged in a major expansion in neuroscience, and offers a rich intellectual environment that includes affiliations with the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole and Argonne National Laboratory, as well as a strong translational neuroscience community. We are particularly interested in investigators employing novel approaches towards the understanding of neuronal circuits and their connection to behavior, complementing our strengths in evolutionary biology, and working in comparative fields such as neuroethology or related disciplines of integrative neuroscience. All applicants must have an M.D. or Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in neuroscience or a closely related field. Appointments can be made at any rank from Assistant Professor to Professor.

Those interested must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website at http://tinyurl.com/z7g4eoo by uploading a cover letter, CV, a statement of research objectives, and a teaching statement. Applicants for assistant professorships must also email names and contact information for three references to oba@uchicago.edu; these applications will not be considered complete until this email is received.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. All candidates must have a doctoral degree in neuroscience or a closely related field. Applicants must have at least two years of postdoctoral training, and demonstrated potential for obtaining independent research support.

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Post Doctoral Positions

Hanlon Laboratory – Marine Biological Laboratory A position for a postdoctoral fellow is available in the Hanlon laboratory of the Bell Center at MBL; collaborator Stephanie Palmer at U Chicago will co-mentor this postdoc. This post-doc will conduct research on the neurophysiology and biophotonics of skin elements that produce rapid adaptive coloration for camouflage and communication in cephalopods. The focus of this position will be on the dynamic physiological, physical, and optical properties of chromatophores and 3D skin papillae as well as the neural regulation of dynamic body patterns and textures by the brain. The research integrates electrophysiology and quantitative modeling. We are searching for an applicant having expertise in microsurgery, electrophysiology, and quantitative biology. Experience in programming, image analysis, and modeling of time-varying systems is also desirable. For more information and to apply visit: https://mbl.simplehire.com/postings/3453

 

de Wit Laboratory The Human Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience is seeking a post doctoral scholar to conduct research related to drug use and abuse. Research projects include studies of risk factors for drug use, individual differences in responses to drugs, and acquisition of conditioned drug responses. Drugs under investigation include nicotine, alcohol, stimulants, opioids and cannabinoids. Candidates with a background in human research are preferred. Immediate availability. Send cv and names of two references to H. de Wit  hdew@uchicago.edu

 

Postdoctoral Scholars, Krishnan Lab The Krishnan laboratory at The University of Chicago seeks 2 postdoctoral scholars. He/She may have expertise and a strong track-record in any two of the following four techniques (i) C elegans genetics (ii) zebrafish genetics (iii) live-imaging approaches to cell biological problems or (iv) intracellular traffic, i.e., mechanisms of endocytosis or exocytosis. The ideal candidate is deeply inspired to marry cutting edge imaging technologies (our expertise) with long-standing biomedical problems (candidate’s expertise) to visualize new molecular phenomena.  For more information and to learn how to apply visit:

http://krishnanlab.uchicago.edu/contact.htm
http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/562735-postdoctoral-scholars

 

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Updated October 19, 2016