Research Assistant Professor position (non-tenure track)

Research Assistant Professor position (non-tenure track)

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Nov 17, 2021
Deadline: Nov 17, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Neuroscience at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure research track. Expertise is required in the specific area of catecholaminergic regulation of hippocampus-dependent learning and memory. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include conducting independent and collaborative research using advanced cellular, circuit, and behavioral manipulations in hippocampus-dependent learning and memory. A strong record of original peer-reviewed publications, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills is also required.

Candidates should have expertise and demonstrated experience in using viral tracing, optogenetics, in vivo pharmacology, and behavioral manipulations in rodents with a focus on the dissection of circuits involved in the regulation of memory. Proficiency in stereotactic surgeries using mice and fluorescence imaging is also important. Finally, an understanding of the literature underlying the cellular and circuit mechanisms associated with memory and addiction is desirable.

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.

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The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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