Opportunity Details

Department of Neuroscience


Commensurate w/Experience

Assistant/Associate Professor of Neuroscience

The Department of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine seeks investigators with the passion to create knowledge, pursue bold visions, and challenge canonical thinking as we expand into our new, state-of-the art 10-story purpose-built neurosciences research building.

We are seeking tenure track investigators at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor to join our community of world class researchers in neuroscience.

The Department aims to complement our interdisciplinary research strengths in molecular, cellular, circuits, systems, cognitive, computational and theoretical neuroscience, using a variety of different animal models including non-human primates. Research areas include but are not limited to fundamental mechanisms of sleep and circadian rhythms, sensory systems, perception, navigation, learning and memory, decision making, and the circuits underlying large-scale brain dynamics and motor control. Investigators seeking to understand the development of neural circuits, synapse formation, physiological synaptic integration, neuromodulation and the function of glia are encouraged to apply. Washington University Medical School is one of the leading centers in the world for imaging with world-class facilities for cellular and sub-cellular imaging as well as human and animal MRI. We are therefore also seeking investigators developing and/or using cutting edge technologies in neuroscience.

The Department’s focus on fundamental neuroscience, outstanding research support facilities, and the depth, breadth and collegiality of our culture provide an exceptional environment to take your front-line research program to the next level.
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Department highly values all our researchers, staff and trainees, and we provide an inclusive environment for people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We are dedicated to advancing diversity and inclusion, core values shared by the School of Medicine and the entire university. Facilitated by the Department of Neuroscience liaison to the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Washington University School of Medicine, we are enabling initiatives that promote diversity and ensure that the department continues to be a welcoming place for everyone.

IMPORTANT - Please keep this information open/available for reference during the submission process to avoid the need for duplicate submissions.

When prompted by the application portal to upload their CV, applicants should submit an application packet (PDF format) that only contains the items listed below, in the order listed:

  1. Cover letter describing your interest in our Department,
  2. Curriculum vitae, and
  3. Research statement (of no more than 3 pages).

Please arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to neurosearch@wustl.edu c/o Professor Linda J. Richards, Head, Department of Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110. Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2021.





An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the university’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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