Faculty position opening in Translational Neuroscience: Animal Models of Neurological Disease

Assistant / Associate Professor

Translational Neuroscience: Animal Models of Neurological Disease

Department of Biology
University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  The successful candidate will also be a part of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (see IALS), which has the goals of developing translational research programs, fostering interactions with industry, and training a translational life sciences workforce. New faculty members will be able to take full advantage of the substantial investments in campus infrastructure and core facilities made by IALS (see IALS Cores for details).

We are seeking a new faculty member who will establish a research program with high translational potential that utilizes animal models or human-derived cells to develop mechanistic insights and therapeutic approaches into neurological disorders.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Diseases and recovery from acute injuries such as traumatic brain injury or stroke.  We are particularly interested in candidates whose research programs augment our existing strengths in neuroscience (see UMass Initiative on Neurosciences (IONS), and extends this expertise directly into health-related areas (IALS, Models to Medicine Center). The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in neuroscience or related fields. The candidate must have outstanding potential to build a vibrant translational research program and the ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Online applications should include a cover letter, CV, research plan, teaching statement, diversity statement and the contact information for three references.

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst (http://www.umass.edu), the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, is a nationally ranked public research university and home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. The 1,430 acre campus is located in the scenic Pioneer valley of western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. UMass Amherst, along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, is a member of the Five College Consortium and the Academic Career network.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.


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