University of Pennsylvania — Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Biological Psychiatry and Neurosciences

The Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant, Associate, and/or Full Professor position in the tenure track. Responsibilities include development of a research program that includes synergistic interaction with other basic and clinical researchers. Applicants must have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in research.

We seek highly qualified candidates for a new program in translational brain circuit models. The program is particularly interested in researchers using mammalian models and state of the art experimental techniques such as optogenetics to understand mechanisms underlying psychosis, addiction, affective disorders, or memory.

This new program brings together researchers working in diverse areas and different departments, but with a focus on causal circuit mechanisms involved in stress, mood, sleep, and more generally the neurobiological basis of complex behavior. Research in the program includes investigation of regulation of synaptic remodeling, circuit dysfunction, and ultimately of the development of prognostic biomarkers and treatment targets through understanding the underlying pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric disorders.

Interested individuals should provide a brief cover letter, curriculum vita, 2-3 page research statement, and names of 2-3 references. The primary faculty appointment will be in Psychiatry with the possibility of dual appointments with one or more other appropriate departments at Penn.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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