Asst Prof/Basic Sciences
Purpose of Class:
The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Connecticut Health Center seeks an outstanding investigator for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or AssociateProfessor rank working in the field of Vascular Dementia, General Dementia or Neuroimmunology. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with demonstrated potential for creativity and academic excellence that have been successful in securing extramural funding. In this first of several new positions, we are specifically seek an investigator who examines the interaction between the nervous and immune systems in both normal and abnormal cognitive states, especially in conditions that lead to dementia. A focus on the cerebral vasculature is desirable, but applicants with expertise in other related areas will be considered.
The ideal candidate’s research program should include cellular as well as in vivo models with a specific interest in translational studies. The candidate will participate in a vibrant graduate student (PhD) and dual degree (MD/PhD and DMD/PhD) training program, and will be involved in teaching and mentoring at the University of Connecticut Health Center. The applicant will have access to a growing translational research community and an expanding regional scientific community. The University of Connecticut Health Center is engaged in a major expansion of its research programs as part of several transformative state initiatives. The Bioscience Connecticut initiative will expand the University of Connecticut Health Center health care offerings and research capabilities. Other initiatives include the Next Generation Connecticut initiative at the University of Connecticut Storrs campus, which will lead to expansion and collaboration between researchers throughout the University system including enhanced human MRI capabilities. There is also a large and active basic neuroscience community at both the Farmington and Storrs sites. The University of Connecticut Health Center has established areas of research excellence in Aging, Immunology, Psychiatry, Vascular Biology, and Stroke which will be major areas of potential collaboration. In addition, there is the opportunity to collaborate with researchers at the newly built Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, also on The University’s Health Center campus. Salary and start-up funds are competitive and many outstanding core facilities are available.
Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. and/or M.D. Both established individuals with a history of sustained extramural funding and publications and Assistant Professor level applicants completing training or transitional awards (i.e., K08, K23, K99) will be considered.
Applicants should apply through this site, and upload a CV, cover letter and concise statements of research and teaching interests,and at least three letters of reference on letterhead with signature.