The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor with a research program in neurobiology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program focusing on cell-cell communication in neural development and/or disease. We are especially interested in applicants studying how interactions among neurons or between neurons and other cell types such as astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, Schwann cells, microglia, macrophages or endothelial cells contribute to nervous system development, disease, or response to injury in any experimental or model system. The successful candidate will interact with research groups in Biological Sciences, including the Center for Childhood Neurotherapeutics that includes neuroscientists focusing on mechanisms of neural development and neural repair. Additionally, the University has a highly interactive neuroscience research community that encourages and precipitates collaborations. The candidate will be responsible for teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels in courses appropriate to his/her expertise.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
The successful candidate will have a PhD. or an M.D., and will have completed post-doctoral training in a relevant area of neuroscience or biomedical sciences.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 52451
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