University of South Carolina - Columbia (SC)

Molecular or Cellular Neurobiology and Neurobiology of Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders

2 Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Neurobiology

Columbia, SC, United States

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in neurobiology.  The successful candidates will be expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research programs in:  1) Molecular or Cellular Neurobiology relevant to neural development and/or disease focused on cell-cell interactions; or, 2) Molecular or Cellular Neurobiology using animal models to understand thepathophysiology of Autism or neurodevelopmental disorders (see below).  Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. or M.D. and post-doctoral training in a relevant area.  The successful candidates will be responsible for teaching courses relevant to his/her area of expertise, as well as mentoring research training for graduate and undergraduate students. 

1) Molecular or Cellular Neurobiology focused on Cell-Cell Interactions (position # 67536):  We are interested in applicants focusing on how interactions between different cells, including cellular interactions with axons, contribute to the biology of nervous system development, disease, or response to injury.  This individual will closely interact with research groups in the SmartState Center for Childhood Neurotherapeutics, which includes neurobiologists focused on molecular mechanisms of axon growth in development and after neural injury, and the broader UofSC Neuroscience Community.  Applications are made online at http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/67536.  For questions or further information, please contact Dr. Fabienne Poulain (fpoulain@mailbox.sc.edu).

2) Neurobiology of Autism or Neurodevelopmental Disorders (position # 67556): This position is part of a university-wide initiative to enhance research on Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders and establish a Center of Excellence (USCAND) to accelerate interdisciplinary efforts in neuroscience.  There is a parallel faculty search in the Department of Psychology for this initiative, and several additional USCAND faculty hires planned over the next few years in complimentary disciplines.  This individual will closely interact with research groups in USCAND, as well as the SmartState Center for Childhood NeurotherapeuticsInstitute for Mind and Brain, and Research Consortium on Children and Families. Applications are made online at http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/67556.  For questions or further information, please contact Dr. Jeff Twiss (twiss@mailbox.sc.edu).

Review of applications will begin by November 1, 2019.  The review process will continue until the positions are filled.  Qualified individuals should submit a curriculum vita, research statement (3 pages), teaching philosophy (1 page), and the names, email addresses and phone numbers of at least three references to http://USCjobs.sc.edu/postings (with position # and links as above).

The Department of Biological Sciences is a multidisciplinary unit of approximately 1,600 undergraduate students, 50 graduate students, and 35 tenure-line faculty representing a broad range of research areas (www.biol.sc.edu).  UofSC has a highly interactive neuroscience research community that encourages and precipitates collaborations.  UofSC in Columbia (www.sc.edu) is the state’s flagship university (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report). 

Columbia, SC enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and has ready access to pristine beaches, lakes, rivers and mountains. The city hosts historical and cultural attractions, festivals, performing arts and sporting events, parks and outdoor recreation including Congaree National Park and 50,000-acre Lake Murray.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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