As part of a university-wide initiative to enhance research on Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders and establish a Center of Excellence (USCAND) that accelerates interdisciplinary efforts in neuroscience, we invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina (UofSC). This individual will be expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program in molecular or cellular neurobiology that uses animal models to understand the Pathophysiology of Autism or Neurodevelopmental Disorders. There is also a parallel faculty search in 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 Neurotherapeutics that includes several neurobiologists focusing on mechanisms of neural development and repair, Institute for Mind and Brain, and Research Consortium on Children and Families. UofSC has a highly interactive neuroscience community that encourages and precipitates collaborations. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses relevant to his/her area of expertise, as well as mentoring research training for undergraduate and graduate students.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Ph.D. in biology or related discipline or M.D. and post-doctoral training in a relevant area of neuroscience or biomedical sciences.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 67556
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