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Rice University, Assistant Professor

October 1, 2021

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Rice University (Houston, Texas) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in psychology to begin July 1, 2022. The successful candidate will join the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Research Interest Group (RIG), an interdisciplinary group of faculty who study cognition and emotion and their immunological, psychophysiological, and neural correlates.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to capitalize on the resources, patient populations, and cross-disciplinary opportunities associated with Rice’s proximity to the Texas Medical Center. Candidates with research interests that complement and bridge those of area faculty (e.g., language, memory, emotion, emotion regulation, aging, neuroplasticity, health psychology/behavioral medicine, psychoneuroimmunology) are especially encouraged to apply.

Research interests that span other areas of the Department of Psychological Sciences and other university-wide initiatives are also of interest. The Department of Psychological Sciences trains doctoral students in cognitive and affective neuroscience, health psychology, human-computer interaction and human factors, and industrial-organizational psychology. Rice has launched several University-wide initiatives in recent years that provide a rich, interdisciplinary intellectual environment for the successful candidate, including the Neuroengineering Initiative (https://neuroengineering.rice.edu), the Data Science Initiative (https://datascience.rice.edu), and BRIDGE (Building Research on Inequality and Diversity to Grow Equity, https://bridge.rice.edu).

The position requires a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, human development, cognitive science). Faculty are expected to develop a productive research program, secure external funding, teach courses that contribute to the undergraduate psychology program and the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience graduate program, the Cognitive Science major, the Neuroscience interdisciplinary undergraduate majors, and/or the Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine graduate program, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and provide service to the field and the department.

Rice University is a private, comprehensive research university located in the heart of Houston’s dynamic Museum District. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across eight schools and has a student body of approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students. Rice consistently ranks among the top 20 national universities and the top 10 in undergraduate teaching (US News & World Report); its endowment ranks among the top 20 of US universities. In 2021, the Department of Psychological Sciences was ranked 6th in Best Colleges for Psychology in America by Niche. More information about the department is available on our website: www.psychology.rice.edu.

We encourage everyone to apply, especially those individuals who have been historically underrepresented in academia: people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, women, people with disabilities, veterans, people of any age or family status. We strive to actively counter prejudice and to create a working environment that is inclusive and equitable.

Early applications are encouraged. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should use the application portal here (https://apply.interfolio.com/94126) to provide (1) a cover letter, (2) a vita, (3) a research statement, (4) a teaching statement including evidence of teaching effectiveness, (5) a description of how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Rice through your teaching, research, and service, (6) three representative reprints, and (7) three letters of recommendation. 

Equal Employment Opportunity
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. Rice University Standard of Civility: Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public.


University of Oklahoma, Faculty

Tulsa, OK
URL or email to apply: [email protected]
IO# 171687

The School of Community Medicine seeks highly qualified faculty members for a 12-month position with research experience.  Faculty will be appointed to an academic department and work under the leadership of the Associate Dean for Research as part of the Office for Research Development and Scholarly Activity, or the Integrative Immunology Center.  Successful candidates must hold a PhD or similar doctoral degree in a field related to health sciences.  Candidates should have an excellent record of scholarship.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in psychoneuroimmunology, lifestyle medicine, wellness, and community health.  Candidates with a record of leadership, mentorship, and/or grant funding are also preferred.  Opportunities for an administrative role may be available to qualified candidates, such as Associate Director of the Integrative Immunology Center. A competitive salary and an excellent benefits package are offered.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a statement describing their research vision to Kent Teague, Ph.D., [email protected]

The School of Community Medicine is a regional campus of the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine, in partnership with the University of Tulsa, offering quality medical education in Tulsa. You can read more about the School of Community Medicine at: http://www.ou.edu/content/tulsa/community_medicine.html.

The Office for Research Development and Scholarly Activity (ORDSA) provides support to all School of Community Medicine faculty, residents, students and staff.  Services include research consulting, study design and methodology, specialized funding searches, and statistical analysis support.  Information about ORDSA can be found at https://www.ou.edu/tulsa/research/school-of-community-medicine/office-of-research-development

The Integrative Immunology Center serves as the central biomarker research laboratory at OU-Tulsa, as well as, for two Tulsa-based NIH Centers of Biological Research Excellence, CIRCA and NeuroMAP.  Combined, these two centers have recently received federal grants in excess of 22 million dollars.  You can read more about the Integrative Immunology Center at: http://www.ou.edu/tulsa/centers_and_institutes/integrative-immunology-center. Information regarding CIRCA and NeuroMAP can be found at http://circaok.com/index.html and http://www.libr-neuromap.org.

Tulsa is situated in northeast Oklahoma, a beautiful region of the state known as Green Country. The Tulsa metropolitan area boasts a low cost of living and features an abundance of attractive, yet affordable housing options as well as an excellent selection of public and private schools. Tulsans enjoy a lively music scene, world-renowned art museums, ballet, outstanding entertainment venues, as well as a unique public/private recreation area known as the Gathering Place, located along the Arkansas River.

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer http://www.ou.edu/eoo/. Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


Posted 08/10/2021

Research Associate - (2 open positions)

University of Glasgow - Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £35,845 to £40,322 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th August, 2021
Closes: 6th September, 2021
Post Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CIF430/research-associate

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Research Associate to work within the Immunobiology research area at the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Cavanagh [Principal Investigator].

Our projects are focused on studies that examine the effects of inflammation (predominantly chemokines and cytokines) and leukocyte recruitment to the brain, the role of microglia and the effects on the blood-brain-barrier. We study the consequences of these changes in terms of long-term sickness behaviours and phenotypes relevant to depression and neurodegeneration.

The postholder will help drive forward research at the interface between immune biology (chemokine biology, in particular), neurobiology and behaviour.

The post requires a strong understanding of the interface between immunobiology and neurobiology.   Applicants must have a solid background in immunology and will also be required to have extensive experience in molecular and cellular biology, multiparameter flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, PCR, qRT-PCR and cell culturing.

The post is full time (35 hours) with funding for up to 3 years.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Professor Jonathan Cavanagh via email: [email protected].

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

 


Posted 08/06/2021

Baylor University

The Psychology and Neuroscience Department at Baylor University has two tenure-track assistant professor positions available, one for neuroscience (clinical, behavioral, or cognitive; http://apply.interfolio.com/88305) and another position for behavioral medicine/health psychology (http://apply.interfolio.com/88004). Deadline for full consideration is September 15, 2021. We also have a lecturer position available (http://apply.interfolio.com/88001); deadline for full consideration is September 1, 2021.  Please visit the job ads for position-specific qualifications and application instructions.

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience places a high priority on inclusion and fostering the success of faculty at all levels. To achieve this, we are taking deliberate action to foster an academic environment committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (https://www.baylor.edu/psychologyneuroscience/index.php?id=972654).  Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  To learn more about the College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, please visit these links: www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/ ; http://www.baylor.edu/psychologyneuroscience/ .  

 


Posted 06/22/2021

Michigan State University

A postdoctoral position is open in the laboratory of NeuroImmunology of Chronic Pain (PI Laumet) in the department of Physiology at Michigan State University.

Our lab investigates the contribution of neuro-immune interactions to the development and resolution of chronic pain.

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow with a background in Immunology or NeuroImmunology to study the role of different immune cells in the spinal cord during various pain states for an NIH-funded project (NINDS R01). We are particularly interested by someone with a strong experience in flow cytometry and immunostaining of immune cells.

Our lab is currently composed of 1 postdoctoral fellow (Dr. Inyang Pain neuroscientist), 1 lab manager (Dr. Folger cell/mol biology), 2 grad students (Jaewon Sim, 1st year PhD and Andrew Dagenais 1st year DO) and 2 UG students (Christine Evans and Karli Monahan). Our lab is based in the brand-new interdisciplinary science building located closely to the Life Science building and the institute for quantitative biology fostering the potential collaboration with excellent immunology and neuroscience labs. The fellow will have access to the instruments in the MSU Flow Cytometry core facility including a Cytek Aurora spectral cytometer, a BD Accuri C6 analytical flow cytometer, a BD LSRII analytical flow cytometer, a BD FACSAria IIu cell sorter, a BD Influx cell sorter, and a Luminex 200 and a variety of mouse models of acute and chronic pain, including cell and tissue type-selective mutants.

Candidates from diversity background are especially encouraged to apply.

Please apply to JOB# 692690 through the following link https://sites.google.com/msu.edu/pslresearch/postdoc-opportunities

For questions regarding this position, contact Geoffroy Laumet ([email protected]).

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.

 


Posted May 19, 2021

Postdoctoral research position in immunopsychiatry at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR)

We are looking for an innovative postdoctoral fellow to help implement an experimental medicine study involving acute modulation of the immune system using endotoxin (R01MH123652; NCT04751331) as well as a clinical trial of valganciclovir for the treatment of depression (NCT04724447). The fellow will be responsible for data management, processing and analyses, and will be expected to disseminate their work through publications and presentations at scientific conferences.

Excellent training opportunities will be offered in a dynamic, interactive, and multi-disciplinary environment with a diverse team of collaborators.

Institute: Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, LIBR is a privately funded non-profit clinical neuroscience research institute attached to a major psychiatric hospital (Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital). Our mission is to reduce the suffering of psychiatric patients by leveraging leading talent and technology to discover novel therapies. The candidate should be prepared to test and interact with a number of different clinical populations, including anxiety disorders, depression, and psychosis.

Facilities: A state-of-the-art neuroimaging research environment including two research-dedicated 3T MRI scanners equipped with BOLD and ASL pulse sequencing, a custom-developed real-time MRI system, and an fMRI-compatible 128 channel EEG system. Access to an advanced immunology lab including Meso Quickplex SQ 120, LSR-II 4 laser flow cytometer, MoFlo XDP high-speed cell sorter, AutoMAcs cell sorter, ViiA7 Real-Time PCR System, and Smartcycler Real-Time PCR machine.

Qualifications: MD or PhD in immunology, neuroscience, psychology or related field. Either a strong background in psychoneuroimmunology with demonstrated experience conducting clinical studies or a solid foundation in fMRI data analysis, statistics, and computer programming, including expertise in MATLAB, UNIX/Linux environments, and stimulus presentation software. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong command of the English language, demonstrated proficiency in scientific writing, and the desire to learn the necessary skills to transition into an independent faculty position.

Salary/Benefits: This is a full-time research position with multiple years of funding. A full benefits package is available.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should e-mail a CV, a one-page statement of your scientific interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to Jonathan Savitz: [email protected]