Assistant, Associate, Full Professor, in Neuroscience

Position Number: 00105820

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences is one of three departments at the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and consists of 42 faculty who have a diversity of research, clinical, and teaching interests. The CVM is located on the Centennial Biomedical Campus at NC State University and includes state-of-the-art research facilities in the CVM Research building (100,000 square feet) which opened in 2005 and in the Main CVM Administrative building where 7,000 square feet of laboratory space was recently renovated and an additional 7,000 square feet is currently undergoing renovation. At this time, construction of a new 40,000 square foot research building, the Biomedical Partnership Center is scheduled to be complete in April of 2017. The Comparative Biomedical Sciences graduate program in the CVM consists of several different "tracks", allowing students to focus their research in the areas of cell biology, infectious diseases, pharmacology, pathology and population medicine and a new focus in neurosciences is being developed in coordination with neuroscientists at the CVM and other Colleges at the University. Other graduate programs at NCSU with which department faculty are affiliated include programs in immunology, physiology, functional genomics, microbiology, toxicology and genetics. More than 30,000 patients are diagnosed and treated annually by CVM clinicians and the NC State Veterinary Hospital is a major referral center for veterinarians from throughout the Southeast and (related to the advertised positions) includes active Anesthesiology, Radiology and Neurology services. The patient case load allows for student and house officer instruction and the opportunity for clinical trials and translational research that advance animal health and well-being. The Veterinary Hospital is composed of the 110,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center which opened in 2011, the Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center and the Veterinary Health and Wellness Center and Satellite and Field Veterinary Services. North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is a dynamic community whose members are dedicated to training veterinarians and basic scientists while advancing animal and human health from the molecular cellular level through entire ecosystems.

Essential Job Duties: The Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University is recruiting two research intensive tenure-track faculty members (open rank) in basic and translational neuroscience to build on strengths at the College and University. These include regenerative medicine, neural development, mapping of pain/itch circuitry, retinal function, behavioral neurobiology, neurotoxicology, neuroendocrinology, neuro-machine interface, functional genomics, and the ability to translate discovery through collaboration with clinicians at our highly rated Veterinary Medical Hospital. We are seeking candidates who employ state-of-the-art and innovative approaches that bridge disciplines. Members of this cluster are expected to establish strong collaborations within the university and other organizations in North Carolina's Research Triangle area and to establish extramurally funded programs with national recognition. Translational research through veterinary and human medical collaborations is an important component of these positions. Successful candidates will be part of a growing interdepartmental and intercollegiate neuroscience community. These positions receive full salary support (12 month) from the College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State University. Research activities across the University are directly or indirectly focused on neuroscience and include over 40 faculty in seven colleges which include departments as varied as Molecular Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Entomology, Psychology, and Molecular and Structural Biochemistry, as well as prominent NC State Centers and Institutes and research core facilities. Additionally, there are regional opportunities for collaborations in this area, including Duke University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Institute, NIEHS, and EPA. Relevant websites: Neurosciences at NC State: http://www.meitzenlab.org/neuroindex.html Research Triangle Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience: http://www.trianglesfn.org/ Center for Human Health and the Environment: https://chhe.research.ncsu.edu/ Comparative Medicine Institute: https://research.ncsu.edu/cmi/ Keck Center for Behavioral Biology: http://keck.sciences.ncsu.edu/ Bioinformatics Research Center: https://brc.ncsu.edu/ Kenan Institute for Engineering Technology and Science: https://kenan.ncsu.edu/ College of Veterinary Medicine: https://cvm.ncsu.edu/ Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences: https://cvm.ncsu.edu/research/departments/mbs/ Interested candidates must submit the following: 1) Curriculum Vitae; 2) Two-page research plan; 3) cover letter describing qualifications for the position; and 4) contact information of three references. A comprehensive review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Start date is targeted for 2017. Questions about this cluster hire may be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Troy Ghashghaei (tghashg@ncsu.edu).

Minimum Education/Experience: PhD required, DVM or MD desirable

Department Required Skills: Demonstrated excellence in neuroscience research. Ability to work with others in establishing productive collaborations. Excellent communication skills required.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Strong research background in neuroscience, preferably with post-doctoral experience. Established funding record is necessary for Associate or Full Professor rank.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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