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Virginia Tech

Faculty Positions in Neuroscience
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) (http://research.vtc.vt.edu) is recruiting several faculty in cellular and molecular neurobiology at the assistant professor level. The faculty will be recruited into two new centers (http://research.vtc.vt.edu/centers/) within the institute – the Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center and the Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer Center. The faculty members will have tenure track appointments in an appropriate department and college at Virginia Tech.

The VTCRI Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center: Successful applicants should have established or have the potential for establishing an innovative research program that has received or is likely to receive extramural funding. One position is for a neurobiologist studying mechanisms underlying brain development and the other is for a neurobiologist or neuro-immunologist studying aging, neurodegenerative diseases, and/or brain injury. Questions regarding these positions should be directed to Dr. Michael Fox ([email protected]), co-chair of the search committee and director of the Center or to Dr. Michael Friedlander ([email protected]), co-chair of the search committee and executive director of the VTCRI.

The VTCRI Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer Center: Successful applicants should have established or have the potential for establishing an innovative research program in glial biology that has received or is likely to receive extramural funding. Areas of particular interest include glial-neuronal and glia-vascular interactions, role of glia in brain development, synaptogenesis, myelination and/or the role of glia in disease. Questions regarding these positions should be directed to Dr. Harald Sontheimer ([email protected]), co-chair of the search committee and director of the Center or to Dr. Michael Friedlander ([email protected]), co-chair of the search committee and executive director of the VTCRI.

Applicants for all positions should have an earned doctorate, postdoctoral training and a demonstrated record of research productivity. The new faculty members will join a highly collaborative and successful group of investigators at the VTCRI and will be required to establish and maintain high-quality, extramurally-funded research programs and participate in teaching/mentoring of undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. Salary, space, and start-up packages are competitive.

The VTCRI and the VTC School of Medicine represent a successful public-private partnership between the Commonwealth of Virginia’s leading research -intensive university – Virginia Tech – and a major health care system – Carilion Clinic, in Roanoke, VA. The research institute and medical school are located in the picturesque Roanoke Valley midway between Washington, DC and Charlotte, NC. The VTCRI currently houses 26 independent research groups with over 300 research and support team members. Prospective faculty members can draw from an outstanding and diverse pool of graduate students to work with them in their research program. Specifically, Virginia Tech has over 6,000 graduate students and offers graduate programs in biomedically-related disciplines, including the Translational Biology, Medicine, and Heath (TBMH) Ph.D. program that has a major track and focus area in neuroscience (http://www.tbmh.vt.edu).

Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. Initial interviews are expected to begin in October, 2017. To apply, please submit your application including curriculum vitae, detailed statement of research accomplishments and interests and teaching/mentoring philosophy at http://www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #TR0170108. Direct link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/79399 Have at least three references post their letters of support to the same site.

Virginia Tech recognizes the critical importance of diverse teams of scholars. It seeks to diversify its faculty along multiple dimensions, including those that have been historically marginalized and excluded given the institutional history and legacy of the university. Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to research, teaching and learning, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of ut prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT- serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.