Faculty positions, Georgia State University
Faculty Positions in Neurogenomics and
the Molecular Basis of Behavior
As part of the 2nd Century Initiative at Georgia State University, the Neuroscience Institute together with the Depts. of Biology and Psychology is seeking three faculty members in the areas of Neurogenomics and the Molecular Basis of Behavior. It is expected that the new hires will work towards (1) furthering our understanding of the gene and cellular networks underlying the neural basis and emergent properties responsible for normal and pathological behavior, in particular social behavior; and (2) identifying novel therapeutic strategies for conditions and diseases of the brain including mental illnesses.
Successful candidates will use the power of modern genomics and/or cutting edge molecular techniques for solving problems related to social behavior or other types of behavior. This research will complement and extend GSU’s current strengths in systems, computational, and behavioral neuroscience. Although all applications will be considered, a strong interest in understanding neural mechanisms is required. Particular attention will be paid to applicants in the following areas:
1. Research using invertebrates as model genetic and/or genomic organisms.
2. Genomics and molecular mechanisms of behavior in non-primate vertebrates.
3. Genomics or behavioral genetics research in vertebrates, with a preference for work on humans or non-human primates.
Rank and salary are dependent upon the experience of the applicant. The positions are open to candidates at any academic rank. Senior candidates are expected to have funding and junior candidates should demonstrate a strong potential for attracting funding.
Applications should include a full c.v., names and contact information for three references, and a letter of research interest. Applications can be submitted either electronically in pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org or in hard copy to: Chair of Neurogenomics Search, Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University, PO Box 5030, Atlanta, GA 30302.
In addition to these positions, Georgia State University’s Second Century Initiative (2CI) is supporting separate cluster-hiring initiatives in primate social cognition, neuroimaging, and other selected areas. The 2CI initiatives also provide new 2CI Doctoral Fellowships to support graduate students who train and conduct research in these funded areas. For more information, see the website.
Review of applications will begin August 15, 2011 and continue until the positions are filled.
For more information contact the search committee chair, Dr. Paul S. Katz.
Georgia State University, a Research University of the University System of Georgia, is an AA/EEO employer.