Announcements

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Posted February 13, 2024

Funded Postdoctoral Scholar or Research Scientist position in the Pyter Lab at Ohio State University

The Pyter Lab invites diverse applicants to apply for a *funded* multi-year postdoctoral or senior scientist opening at the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research in the College of Medicine at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. The project is focused on microbial transplants as a potential intervention for gut and behavioral side effects of cancer chemotherapy. We will use mouse modeling to study mechanisms and run a pilot clinical trial in women with breast cancer. The Pyter lab team generally studies the biological mechanisms by which tumors (outside the brain) and cancer treatments alter neurobiology and behavior. These mechanisms include immune, endocrine, circadian, and microbial. We primarily use basic science approaches in rodent models, but also conduct clinical research with cancer patients. The successful candidate will receive mentorship and training in these approaches, as well as in experimental design, execution, data analyses, scientific communication, and other areas of professional development to advance their career interests and goals.

For more information, please contact Dr. Leah Pyter at [email protected], visit our website at https://u.osu.edu/pyter.1/sample-page/, and/or follow us on Twitter at @PyterLab.


Posted January 10, 2024

Opening for Postdoctoral Research Scholar Starting Summer/Fall 2024
T32 Program on Biobehavioral Issues in Mental and Physical Health
Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

The primary goal of our program is to train research scientists in the development and use of basic theories and research in psychology to elucidate issues in mental and physical health. The focus of the program is on research training in the integration of biological, psychological, social, ethnic/racial, and cultural levels of analysis to study mental health in relation to physical health. Persons from underrepresented and minoritized groups and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information: https://nimht32-biobehavioral-fellowship.psych.ucla.edu/about-the-program/

See website for full list of program faculty and their areas of research expertise: https://nimht32-biobehavioral-fellowship.psych.ucla.edu/faculty/. You may consult Director Dunkel Schetter regarding currently available primary and secondary mentors and contact faculty directly.

Requirements 
Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. from any area of psychology. In order to qualify for this federally funded grant, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a non-citizen national, or a foreign national possessing a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S. Applicants are not eligible if they have received 3 years of prior PHS support. 

How to Apply 
Applicants should send a brief letter describing: (1) their educational background, (2) area(s) of interest and possible mentors, (3) proposed objectives for the fellowship training and research. A curriculum vitae, selected prints/reprints, and three letters of reference should be sent as well. All correspondence should be addressed to: Chris Dunkel Schetter, Distinguished Research Professor, UCLA Department of Psychology [email protected]  by March 1. 


Posted October 24, 2023

Multiple Faculty Positions available in Early Life Adversity 

Binghamton University-SUNY

The Department of Psychology at Binghamton University (SUNY) is in an active growth phase intended to expand the scope and impact of the research, teaching, service, outreach, and clinical activities we provide. Toward that end, we are seeking exceptional candidates as part of a cluster hire to recruit three established faculty whose research examines typical or atypical social, cognitive, and emotional development in the etiology and persistence of mental health problems across the lifespan. Preferred areas of research are at the intersection of environmental stress and biological/cognitive/emotional development and maturation. Adversity is broadly construed as a range of determinants relevant to typical versus atypical developmental trajectories impacting cognitive and mental health outcomes. Individuals whose research examines environmental stressors, including structural inequities, on biological, cognitive/neural, and emotional development within a lifespan approach (focusing on early, middle, and/or late life) are especially encouraged to apply. Our goal is to further develop multidisciplinary teams of scientists with complementary skill sets who can work collaboratively with each other and capitalize on existing faculty strengths to generate independent extramural funding and publish high-impact research with translational implications. 

Successful candidates are expected to be appointed at a tenured faculty rank and could affiliate with any of our three areas (Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical Science, and Cognitive and Brain Sciences). We are interested in candidates with an established record of research leadership in the areas listed above. Specific scientific approaches are open but will be expected to reflect the current state-of-the-science, including contemporary neuroscience approaches applied in either human participants and/or laboratory animals. Scientists with a demonstrated history of multidisciplinary collaboration and success will be reviewed most favorably. 

The Department of Psychology is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Applicants who share this goal and who are members of underrepresented groups, women, veterans, and/or persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Binghamton is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Requirements:

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related discipline. They must have an active program of research as demonstrated by a history of peer-reviewed publications and extramural funding. Finally, they must have professional qualifications commensurate with appointment at the (tenured) Associate or Full Professor rank. Experience in teaching undergraduate or graduate courses is preferred.

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is one of the four University Centers of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The University is a word-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique charter – shaped by outstanding academics, facilities, and community life – promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college students to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.

Application Instructions:

Completed applications submitted by December 1, 2023, will receive full consideration. Applications arriving after this date will be reviewed as needed until the positions are filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae, along with statements of research and teaching interests and a statement describing experiences and contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activities and/or service and how these experiences would contribute to enhancing the diversity and climate of the department, college, and university. These materials should be submitted at: https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=168994. Additional materials, including letters of recommendation, will be requested from candidates who move forward to subsequent rounds of the search.


Posted October 17, 2023 

FACULTY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Immunophysiology

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Position:  Assistant Professor, Full Time Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Immunophysiology in the Department of Animal Sciences (70% Research | 30% Teaching)

Description:  This position provides an exciting opportunity for someone interested in conducting research motivated by a strong desire to advance the understanding of immunophysiological mechanisms influencing health and disease in animals and humans alike. The person hired will develop a nationally and internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program in the field of immunophysiology, contribute to interdisciplinary campus initiatives, and to the public service mission of the University. This position builds on our history and current research on neuroimmune regulation of brain pathology; immune regulation by the gut microbiome; maternal immune activation and fetal development; and application of single cell and spatial sequencing technologies to investigate immune cell interactions in the tumor microenvironment and autoimmune disease.

QualificationsRequired qualifications include Ph.D. degree in life sciences or relevant field with a research emphasis on immunophysiology; postdoctoral training; and a strong record of publication. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated ability to secure extramural funding, and experience teaching and mentoring students. Applicants conducting research in neuroimmunology, mucosal immunity, reproductive immunology, tumor immunology, host-pathogen interactions and/or autoimmunity are especially encouraged to apply.

ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program supported by extramural funding, contribute to academic programs, and perform other services expected at an academic institution.

Proposed Start Date:  August 16, 2024

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Appointment DetailsThis 9/12 tenure-track faculty position is 100% FTE

Location:  The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (www.illinois.edu) is located approximately 120 miles south of Chicago in a metropolitan area of approximately 232,000 people.

Resources:  The campus is home to internationally recognized facilities and interdisciplinary programs including the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (www.igb.illinois.edu), Beckman Institute (www.beckman.illinois.edu), W.M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics (www.biotech.uiuc.edu/centers/Keck), National Center for Supercomputing Applications (www.ncsa.illinois.edu), Cancer Center at Illinois (https://cancer.illinois.edu/), Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (https://healthinstitute.illinois.edu/), and Center for Digital Agriculture (https://digitalag.illinois.edu/).  

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) (www.aces.illinois.edu) is widely recognized for excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, outreach, and international programs. In addition to its mission as a land-grant university, the campus offers exceptional programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, and computer science.

Closing Date: For initial consideration, the following materials should be uploaded by January 15, 2024. However, the search will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of the posting at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload, as a single pdf file, a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests (including future plans); a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the names and contact information of three references.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Andrew Steelman, Chair of the Search Committee ([email protected]), or to Dr. Rodney Johnson, Head of the Department, ([email protected]).  Additional information about the Department can be found at www.ansci.illinois.edu.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing [email protected].

Requisition ID: 1021037
Job Category: Faculty
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu


Posted September 8, 2023

Georgia State University (GSU) is pleased to announce a call for applicants for the inaugural Wilczynski-Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Future Faculty Fellowship Program.  This program recognizes the need to support high-caliber future faculty researchers with the intent to retain them for years of service to GSU students.  We seek to recruit an initial cohort of up to three fellows. The program aims to develop neuroscience scholars for possible tenure-track appointments at GSU and other research universities. All applicants are welcome; applications from women; persons from racial, ethnic, LGBTQ+, disability, and other groups underrepresented in academic and professional settings; and individuals with a commitment to mentoring members of those groups are encouraged.  Fellows will be supported for up to 3 years with a minimum starting salary of $65,000 plus full benefits. Fellows will function as mentored investigators pursuing research in strategically selected areas that capitalize on resident strengths in the Neuroscience Institute and leverage intellectual and infrastructural resources.  Fellows will be matched with a team of co-mentors and will have opportunities for professional development (e.g., training in grant writing, lab management, pedagogy, mentoring, etc.) aimed at preparing them for future faculty roles. In addition to access to the mentors’ laboratories, Fellows will be provided with independent laboratory space and annual seed funds of $30,000 to support independent research. There will be opportunities to mentor undergraduate students and co-mentor graduate student(s) in their research program.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related discipline, a demonstrated capacity to publish high-impact peer-reviewed research, a demonstrated record of pursuing or high potential to acquire external research funding, and a demonstrated research agenda that aligns with or complements areas of strength in the Neuroscience Institute and/or Brains & Behavior faculty/departments. Preferred qualifications include two years of prior postdoctoral experience and demonstrated interest and aptitude for collaborating across fields and disciplines.  Strong preference will be given to those who have a commitment to diversity among faculty and an inclination to promote inclusion and expanded diversity within the College of Arts & Sciences, Neuroscience Institute, or the community of departments supported by the Brains and Behavior faculty. Georgia State, the largest university in Georgia, is an enterprising R-1 university located in the heart of downtown Atlanta that enrolls and graduates one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. Appointment will be made at the Postdoctoral or the Research Assistant Professor level, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit their (1) CV, (2) a research statement that articulates their commitment to mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, (3) a statement of how the applicant meets the goals of the program and complements research foci at Georgia State, and (4) contact information (name, email, and phone number) for three potential references to be contacted by the search committee.

Evaluation of completed applications will begin September 15, 2023, and will continue until the positions are filled with a negotiable start date.  Applicant materials and/or questions about the program should be directed to [email protected].  GSU is an equal opportunity employer. It continues to be the policy of the University to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students, contractors, consultants and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, gender, transgender status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or disability.

Additional information:

neuroscience.gsu.edu/research/wilczynski-gra-fellowship/#job-ad

neuroscience.gsu.edu/research/wilczynski-gra-fellowship/


Posted August 23, 2023

The Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is seeking multiple highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to work on intervention studies in U.S. adults to promote wellbeing and prevent suicide.

Areas of research include the evaluation and mechanistic examination of behavioral and physiological interventions in healthy and distressed adults using multiple types of MRI, passive measures of behavior and physiology, and survey measurements.

The postdoctoral research associates will have opportunities to participate in activities related to neuroimaging methods development and evaluation, study data collection and analyses, research publications, grant writing and are expected to make positive scholarly contributions to this interdisciplinary and highly collaborative research program.

Qualifications:

Required
Ph.D. in medical physics, psychology, neuroscience, and/or a related field
Prior experience with brain imaging techniques (e.g. MRI, DTI, and/or fMRI) and/or behavioral data
Strong communication and organization skills are a must.

Preferred
Experience with brain image analysis software tools, MATLAB, Python, C++ and/or other computer programming (e.g., R, Mplus)
Experience with large and complex research studies and/or clinical trials
Emerging track record of publishing in academic journals, strong analytic skills, and excel at working in a collaborative environment.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

To view the full posting with application instructions please go to 
https://centerhealthyminds.org/assets/files-publications/PostDoc_DARPA-FINAL-COPY.pdf