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Working/Functional Title

Asc Prof/Full Professor

Position Summary

The ideal applicant’s research program will utilize state-of-the-art techniques to study neural networks in health and disease. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research complements existing strengths in the Physiology Department in areas such as the peripheral nervous system, motivated behaviors, pain processing, neuroimmunology, metabolism and sex differences. The ideal applicant will be an outstanding investigator with exceptional promise, a proven record of research achievement, the ability to attract funding in their research area, and who will contribute to the highly interactive and collaborative Department of Physiology ( and Neuroscience community at MSU.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Neuroscience

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must  hold a PhD or equivalent degree, with postdoctoral experience and a demonstrated, strong record of nationally recognized research program with consistent, high level of external funding.

Desired Qualifications

Applicants must  hold a PhD, DO, MD, DVM or equivalent degree, with postdoctoral experience and a demonstrated, strong record of research productivity. The successful applicant must maintain a vigorous, extramurally funded, research program in his/her area of expertise, and contribute to teaching in undergraduate, graduate and/or professional students associated with the Department of Physiology.

Evidence of level-appropriate funding and a strong publication record are required. Laboratory space, start-up funds, and salary will be competitive and commensurate with academic rank and experience.

Required Application Materials

All applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae.  Applicants should provide the names and contact information for three or more references.

Summary of Health Risks

Dependent on applicants research area.  Potential hazards could include, human samples and working with animals.


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Posted: 7/11/2018
Application Due: 7/25/2018
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