Systems/Cognitive Neuroscientist - Associate/Full Professor (Tenure Track)Location:
Philadelphia, PAOpen Date:
Jan 24, 2022Close Date:
Jan 24, 2024Description:
The Department of Neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Associate or Full Professor position in the tenure track. Applicants must have an Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree.
Teaching responsibilities may include the instruction and mentoring of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, medical students, residents, and fellows, as well as participation in lectures, small groups and workshops.
Research or scholarship responsibilities may include publishing peer-reviewed publications and presenting your work at scientific meetings and other venues. Securing external funding is required, and a strong track record of grant success, especially from the NIH BRAIN Initiative, is required for a successful candidate. Successful candidates will also have a strong record of novel and high-impact research findings.
The goal of the position is to develop a research program in the neuroscience of non-human primate (NHP) brains with an emphasis on neurotechnology. The research program should encompass two aims. First, it must address fundamental questions in systems and cognitive neuroscience research, broadly defined, including sensory, motor, memory and other cognitive abilities. Second, it must include the development of innovative methods for mapping and measuring NHP brains, including electrical (high-density probes) and optical (multi-photon) techniques. An interest in translating findings and techniques to human patients is also important.
The University of Pennsylvania hosts a large community of systems and cognitive neuroscientists. The Medical School is located adjacent to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, with strengths in neuroengineering in the Department of Bioengineering. Newly renovated dry lab spaces and NHP facilities provide an exciting opportunity to develop a team focused on the most exciting and important questions in neuroscience.
We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
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