The Department of Developmental Biology (www.devbio.pitt .edu) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is recruiting an out st anding tenure-track or tenured faculty at the Assistant to Associate Professor level. Candidat es should have an innovative research program in the area of developmental neurobiology. The use of mouse, zebrafish, and/or stem cell culture or organoid models (iPSC or ES) wit h strong translati onal rel evance to neurodevelopmental disorders are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful candidat es must hold the PhD, MD, or MD/PhD degrees, and have a st rong research program with an outstanding publication record. The succes sful candidat e will be housed in new space at the Rangos Research Center of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh with state of the art core facilities, includingFACS facility, vivarium, rodent behavioral core, smal l animal imaging facility, and others. University of Pittsburgh is ranked among t he top five NIH funded research institutions in the US. Our biomedical research community spans a wide range of scientific expertise including cellular, molecular, computational and systems approaches. We have a strong and vibrant neuroscience research community with strong links that facilit ate collaborations across departments and disciplines, and between our biological and psychological communities. This includes considerable strengths in the areas of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorder s, pain, and non-human primat e models of normal and abnormal behavior, and cognitive, and computational neuroscience. In addition, Universit y of Pittsburgh houses the Health Sciences Tissue Bank, which contains over 800,000 patient biological samples, and also the Neuropathology Brain Bank, supported by the Brain Institute, with over 1000 patient samples from dementia, brain injury, or other neurological diseases. Candidates able to leverage these unique resources may have special considerat ion. Applicants should send CV, a two to three page summary of research interests/future research plans, and names of three referees by May 31, 2018 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Pittsburgh is an " EEO/ AA/ M / F/Vets/ Disabled" The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
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Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.