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Date Posted: 04-JAN-2017
PIN Number: #23325
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY
Description: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology ( seeks an outstanding researcher in the area of mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases to fill a fulltime open rank, tenure track position (assistant, associate, or full Professor).

We seek candidates to complement and extend departmental and campus-wide research in neurodegenerative diseases, especially, but not limited to, traumatic brain injury, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, stroke, Alzheimer?s disease, Parkinson?s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Research incorporating contemporary virally based circuit tracing, optogenetic and DREAD approaches are encouraged.

Successful candidates are expected to maintain an independent, extramurally funded research program, and contribute to the department?s teaching mission. The department and campus have state-of-the-art laboratories, core facilities, and unique populations of inbred mouse strains for elucidating the pathogenesis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases ( We offer competitive salary and start-up packages, and membership in our vibrant interdepartmental Neuroscience Institute (

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D. and significant extramural funding. For best consideration applications should be submitted by March 1, 2018. Submit curriculum vitae, summary of research interests, and contact information for three references, in a single Word or PDF file to

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
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