Assistant/Associate Professor - Neuroscience



Assistant/Associate Professor - Neuroscience

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Department: Dean of Arts & Sciences

Position Status:

Basic Function:
WPI invites applications for a tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor in Neuroscience to begin in the fall of 2018.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Applicants should have a strong track record in neuroscience research and a Ph.D. within the life sciences or a related discipline. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a robust, externally funded research program in neuroscience that complements and intersects areas such as, but not limited to: cognitive neuroscience, imaging, neuroimmunology, connectomics, systems biology, bioinformatics and computational biology. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in cross-disciplinary activities as part of a broad cluster hire initiative in systems biology and computational neuroscience.

    Position Requirements

  • Salary, benefits, and start-up funding are competitive and commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. Qualified applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching objectives, and a list of professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

    WPI is a highly selective, private technological university that values and encourages multidisciplinary collaboration and project-based learning. WPI was recently ranked #1 in the nation for “faculty who best combine research and teaching” (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016). The university’s campus is located one hour west of Boston in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation. The WPI campus includes the Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center (LSBC) at Gateway Park, a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary research facility that houses five departments. WPI offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in biology and biotechnology and participates in interdisciplinary programs including Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, as well as collaborations with colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in other neuroscience related disciplines.

    Posting Date: 01/17/2018

    Open Until Filled:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:


    EEO Information:
    WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

    Criminal Background Check Statement:
    A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

    To apply, visit: https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/5291





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