Professor (Open Rank) - Neurobiology

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Professor (Open Rank) - Neurobiology

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


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As part of its Neuroscience Initiative, WPI invites applications for an open rank tenured or tenure-track position in Neurobiology in the Department of Biology and Biotechnology to begin in the fall of 2019.


  • Applicants should have a strong track record in Neurobiology research and a Ph.D. in the life sciences or a closely related discipline. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a robust, externally funded research program in Neurobiology that complements and intersects areas such as, but not limited to: connectomics, cellular and molecular neurobiology, developmental neurobiology and disease, immunobiology, and systems biology. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in the newly established Neuroscience Initiative at WPI ( which promotes broader campus-wide cross-disciplinary activities in neuroscience. This initiative stimulates collaborations between research groups with different expertise including biology, biochemistry, chemistry, bioinformatics and data science, biomedical engineering, and physics.

  • 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 begin on November 1, 2018 and 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: 08/30/2018

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    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.

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    Posted: 8/31/2018
    Application Due: 7/2/2019
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