Monday, January 4, 2010

Systems neuroscience opening at Northwestern

The Department of Physiology ( of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in downtown Chicago invites applications for a full time faculty position in the area of systems neuroscience.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree and an outstanding record of research in systems neuroscience that adds to existing departmental strengths in sensorimotor integration, pain perception, and learning and memory. Individuals using animal models and innovative experimental techniques including multi-electrode recordings or optical imaging, as well as advanced computational methods are particularly encouraged to apply, but the scientific excellence of the candidate is more important than the particular area of research. In addition to those within the Physiology department, there are numerous opportunities for collaboration with the over 150 faculty in the large neuroscience community at Northwestern University, in departments ranging from Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to Biomedical Engineering to Applied Math.

Opportunities also exist for the establishment of clinical collaborations within the adjacent Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Children's Memorial Hospital, and the top ranked Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to participate in graduate and medical education. Support for graduate and postdoctoral trainees is available through institutional training grants administered both through the department and the intercampus, Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience program (

Applicants should send (as a single PDF) a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page description of research accomplishments and plans, and the name and contact information for three references to Evelyn DiLisio, Business Manager, Department of Physiology, Morton Building 5-654, 303 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611 (e-mail: Please quote reference number p-194-09. In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 1/31/10. Start date is negotiable.

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Computing Innovation Fellows Project

New Ph.D. Graduates:  Through a new $15M award to the Computing Research Association (CRA) and the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), CISE is sponsoring the Computing Innovation Fellows (CIFellows) project, to support the appointments of up to 60 CIFellows in colleges, universities, industrial research laboratories and other organizations dedicated to advancing computing.  To be eligible to apply for CIFellows support, applicants must have completed their Ph.D.s between May 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009.   Important information about the CIFellows project is available at  Please note that time is of the essence -- CIFellows applications are due to CRA by June 9, 2009 -- so share this information with colleagues and students within your institutions as soon as possible.  CISE needs to reach both potential applicants, and organizations and mentors interested in hosting CIFellows.  Also, please be assured that CISE and CRA are deeply committed to ensuring that the project supports the appointments of a diverse cadre of CIFellows in a range of host organizations.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Neuroengineering, The School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, DREXEL UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA

Position: Tenure Track Faculty Position in Neuroengineering

Organization: The School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Location: Philadelphia, PA


The School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems at Drexel University (, invites nominations and applications for tenure track faculty positions in Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Science starting September 2009. Drexel University is a private, urban university located in Center City Philadelphia and is recognized for its traditionally strong technological focus and career-integrated education. The School of Biomedical Engineering Science and Health Systems is a nationally recognized center for biomedical engineering and science research and education founded in 1958 and reorganized in 1998. The School confers ABET accredited undergraduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering and MS and PhD degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Science. The School's graduate program is one of the oldest in the country. Drexel's School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems is a university-level free-standing academic unit comprised of a multidisciplinary team of faculty. The present enrollment in the School includes 418 undergraduate students and 218 graduate students, of which a small number attends part time. Outstanding collaborations exist between the School's faculty and the faculty of the College of Engineering and the College of Medicine. The School's faculty have also developed an extensive collaboration network with regional universities including the University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson Medical School, Temple University and a myriad of research institutes, regional hospitals and industries. The academic thrust areas of the School are Bioinformatics; Neuroengineering; Tissue and Cellular engineering. These focus areas are built on the historical strengths of the faculty in Biosensors; Biomedical Imaging; Biomechanics and are enabled by our core competences in biomedical Ultrasound, Biomedical Optics and Bionanotechnology. Translational research is a priority of the School’s faculty and students who are committed to rapidly move their discoveries into healthcare.


Qualified applicants with research accomplishments in Neuroengineering with emphasis on Cognitive Neuroscienceor Brain-Computer Interface(BCI) are encouraged to apply. All candidates must have earned a PhD degree from a top tier academic institution. We are seeking outstanding candidates committed to leading interdisciplinary research teams, teaching (at undergraduate and graduate levels) and networking and partnering with medical and clinical faculty and industry. Successful candidates are expected to have excellent research and academic credentials in biomedical engineering, science and related fields. They must be prepared to develop interdisciplinary research programs at the forefront of their discipline and lead translational research initiatives. They should participate in teaching and curriculum development, as well as supervise student research projects at the graduate and undergraduate levels and, if applicable, mentor junior faculty members. Candidates are expected to participate in and lead institutional academic committees and hold leading roles in national and international scientific organizations/societies. Junior candidates with a track record of externally funded research will be given favorable consideration. Senior faculty are expected to provide evidence of outstanding accomplishment in funded scientific research and should possess qualities of leadership and creativity confirmed through formal credentials and national recognition.

To apply:


Dr. Banu Onaral, H. H. Sun Professor and Director

The School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University

3141 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA

Phone: 215 895 2247

Fax: 215 895 4983


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

FACULTY POSITION - Nanobiotechnology/Nanomedicine - Oregon Health & Science University

The Division of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Medicine at the Oregon Health & Science University invites applications for a faculty position in the area of nanomedicine and/or nanobiotechnology. Applicants with research emphasis in advancing medicine through diagnostics, monitoring, and treatment of disease, especially in targets areas of cancer, neuroscience, and advanced imaging are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must have a doctoral degree (Ph.D. and/or M.D.) and experience commensurate with the level of appointment. They will be expected to develop and maintain an independent, extramurally funded research program. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level will require relevant postdoctoral experience and demonstrated potential for excellence in nanobiotechnology/nanomedicine. Applicants for more senior positions such as the Associate Professor level will require, in addition to all of the above, a well-established research program with a record of extramural funding.

Oregon Health & Science University is a leading academic, research, and healthcare institution, ranked 19th in the nation by the NIH in 2007. The Division of Biomedical Engineering is housed in the new Center for Health & Healing near the Willamette River in downtown Portland. This new building anchors OHSU’s emerging South Riverfront Campus and is connected to OHSU’s main campus by an aerial tram. Numerous collaborations exist within the School of Medicine, as well as OHSU academic departments, and research institutes.

OHSU places a high priority on cultural diversity; thus, we seek candidates with a demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disabled and ethnic backgrounds of OHSU’s students and employees. Interested individuals should submit a Curriculum Vitae, recent reprints, a statement of research and teaching interests and plans, and the names and contact information for three references to:
BME Faculty Search Committee c/o Sandy Baxter, Division of Biomedical Engineering, Oregon Health & Science University, 3303 SW Bond Avenue, CH13B, Portland, OR 97239 or via e-mail to baxters AT bme DOT ogi DOT edu (please be sure to reference ‘BME Faculty Recruitment’ in the subject line). Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

OHSU is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Women, minorities, disabled persons, Vietnam era and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. OHSU is a smoke free workplace.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Faculty Position in image processing/analysis at Vanderbilt University

AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY is seeking candidates for one or more
potential faculty appointments each in CS and EE. Appointments at all
ranks will be considered, with a preference for appointment at the
assistant professor level. Search areas of emphasis in CS are software
engineering, graphics/human-computer interactions, artificial
intelligence, and/or web technologies. Search areas of emphasis in
electrical engineering are nanoelectronics/photonics, and/or
signal/image processing. In both CS and EE, we seek opportunities to
add to department capabilities in high performance
computing/computational science. A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer
Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field is
required, as is experience commensurate with the level of appointment
sought. The EECS has 32 full-time faculty members, 225 undergraduate
students, and 170 graduate students. Research awards to the Department
average ~ $600k per tenure/tenure-track faculty member. For more
information, please visit our web site:

Applications consisting of a cover
letter specifying the areas of particular interest in EE or CS, a
statement of planned research activity and teaching interests, a
complete curriculum vitae, and the addresses of four references should
be sent to
Professor Daniel M. Fleetwood, Chair, EECS Department,
Vanderbilt University, PO Box 92, Station B, Nashville, TN 37235-0092.

Founded in 1873, Vanderbilt is a private, coeducational university
with approximately 6,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate and
professional students. Vanderbilt University is an equal-opportunity,
affirmative-action employer.

Monday, September 8, 2008


The Department of Psychology invites applications for an Assistant (tenure track) or Associate Professor (tenured) to start in the Fall 2009 semester. We seek an outstanding scientist with interdisciplinary interest focused at the molecular, cellular or systems level related to understanding cognition in the nervous system. Preference will be given to those with an emphasis on ensemble recordings, molecular approaches to network function, and/or computational neuroscience. The successful candidate will be an outstanding scientist with substantial postdoctoral training, demonstrating promise in his or her research area, and will be expected to establish a vigorous extramurally funded research program. Joint appointments are available in the Arizona Research Laboratories Division of Neural Systems, Memory and Aging, and the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute. Faculty are expected to participate fully and with distinction in both undergraduate and graduate education.

Candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit an on-line faculty application for job #41698 at Please be prepared to attach a letter of application, a concise statement of research and teaching interests, and curriculum vitae. Review of applications will begin 12/01/08 and will continue until position is filled. To ensure consideration applications must be received by November 30, 2008. Information about the department is available at The University at Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer – M/W/D/V.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Post-doctoral position at Johns Hopkins for training in research at the interface of Psychiatry and Neuroscience

The Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry, in conjunction with the Department of Neuroscience, is offering 2 year post-doctoral fellowships for training in research at the interface of psychaitry and neuroscience. Fellows are matched to faculty mentors, and focus on research within the laboratory of the mentor. In addition, fellows take courses and attend seminars relevant to their interests at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine or School of Public Health. Topics of research supported by this program are broad, and include pathogenesis of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases, psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, feeding physiology and eating disorders, substance abuse, pharmacology, neurodevelopment and neuroplasticity, cell and animal models of psychiatric and substance abuse disorders, neuropsychiatry, and bioinformatics.

Applicants must have an M.D. or Ph.D. degree, be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and have a strong commitment to a research career. Physicians completing a psychiatry residency, women, and individuals from under represented minority groups, with disabilities, or from disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The program Director is Dr. Christopher A. Ross. Please contact the program administrative coordinator, Ms. Tricia Perrett at tperret1 AT jhmi DOT edu (443-287-4962) for additional information or to apply.