Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences-Postions

The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory (PILM) ( at MIT in collaboration with the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences (BCS) ( is looking to hire a tenure-track faculty at the assistant professor level or higher. The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and the Department of Brain and Cognitive
Sciences offer supportive mentorship to new faculty, an exceptional environment for scientific inquiry, and a strong commitment to an inclusive, welcoming culture. Applications from under-represented minorities and women will be given our highest

The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory is broadly interested in the brain and we strongly encourage applications from creative candidates whose research includes (but is not limited to) the study of mechanisms of brain function, plasticity, development, and/or disease at the molecular, cellular, circuit and/or systems level using cutting edge neurogenetic, molecular, electrophysiological, computational, or imaging technologies. We are especially interested in researchers who can bring diverse perspectives or innovative methods.

Successful applicants are expected to develop and lead independent, internationally recognized research programs and to share in our commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education by teaching courses and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. PhD must be completed by start day of employment and some postdoctoral training is preferred.

As part of our commitment to rigorous and replicable science, applicants are encouraged to describe how these values are reflected in their work to date and their future research plans including, but not limited to rigor in reporting, data sharing, and biological variables.

Please submit application materials – cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching interests and representative reprints – online at In addition, candidates should provide a statement regarding their views on diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past and current contributions as well as their vision and plans for the future in these areas. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted online. All application materials are due by midnight (EST) on December 1, 2022.

MIT is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We will take affirmative action to ensure that individuals historically discriminated against by race or gender are represented in our workforce
and promoted within our institution. The MIT School of Science also offers a range of direct services and resources to promote the health and well-being of MIT faculty members and their families in support of work-life balance and childcare.