Job Posting: Fundamental Neuroscience Faculty, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Rachel Howell
October 3, 2014

Fundamental Neuroscience Faculty

Florida State University
Brain Health & Disease Initiative: Fundamental Neuroscience

As part of a strategic campus-wide investment in neuroscience, Florida State University invites applications for up to five tenure-track positions. This faculty search is open with respect to rank and academic department, including departments represented in the in terdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience ( ). Areas of interest span molecular, genetic, cellular and physiological mechanisms underlying normal and disordered brain function. Areas of research specialization include, but are not limited to: (1) In vivo circuit function including transgenic, optogenetic, electrophysiological, molecular genetic, developmental and/or computational analyses; (2) Mechanisms of sensory function, learning and memory, circadian rhythms, neural regulation of metabolism, and motivated behavior, including drug addictions, social and ingestive behaviors; and (3) Mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease, disorders of mood and emotion, functional alterations in aging and prospects for brain repair. Successful candidates are expected to have a synergistic impact on existing research programs contribute to teaching and mentoring students. Successful candidates will be offered highly competitive salaries and start-up packages, research space in modern laboratory buildings and access to state of the art core facilities.

Applicants are asked to provide a single document in PDF format containing a letter of application, a full CV that includes links to recent publications, a two page narrative describing their research interests, and a brief teaching statement to Applicants should also have three letters of recommendation sent in electronic format to The search committee will begin reviewing applicants starting November 1, 2014 and will continue to review new applications until the position is filled.

The Florida State University is committed to the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students, and to sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer. As an agency of the State of Florida, all application materials and selection procedures are available for public review.

Please contact Kate Stuart (kate.stuart@vanderbilt.edufor more information.