Columbia University in the City of New York (CU)

Assistant Professor

Zuckerman Institute

New York, NY, United States

Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute and Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons are currently recruiting outstanding scientists, preferentially at the Assistant Professor tenure-track level ( We are seeking candidates from diverse background who have demonstrated exceptional ability, creativity and productivity. Appropriate departmental affiliation will be decided after selection. Generous start-up funds, space, and mentorship will be provided. Research labs will be housed in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center on Columbia’s new Manhattanville campus. Areas of interest include: 1) genetic, genomic and evolutionary approaches that investigate the neural basis of behavior; 2) use of optical, chemical, electrical or computational methods to link neural circuitry to behavior; 3) computational, behavioral and/or physiological approaches to study cognitive and/or emotional processes; and 4) emerging issues in molecular, cellular, and developmental neuroscience in health and disease. 

Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute was created with the premise that a deeper understanding of the brain and mind has the power to transform science and society. The Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is a world leading medical school dedicated to research excellence, and Columbia University has an exceptionally strong and broad program in neuroscience with interactions between disciplines.

Applications received by November 22, 2019 will receive full consideration. Please submit applications online at here. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and arrange for three references to submit letters of recommendation.

The Zuckerman institute is committed to a culture of diversity and respect.

Columbia University takes affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.