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Department of Neuroscience



Professor of Neuroscience

The Department of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine will soon relocate into a new world-class 10-story purpose-built neurosciences research building housing over 100 laboratories. This facility will place our Department at the forefront of neuroscience internationally. 

We are seeking outstanding senior investigators in neuroscience to join us on this exciting expansion.

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.  In addition to the new facilities, we offer a substantial research support package for tenured candidates currently at Associate or Full Professor level with a bold vision to further build their fundamental research program in any area of 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. Please do not submit an application via this portal if it is not your intention to apply to the rank of full professor.

When prompted by the application portal to upload their CV, applicants should submit an application packet (PDF format) that only contains a cover letter describing their interest in our Department and curriculum vitae, 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 November 1, 2021. Those progressing will be asked to submit a research vision and contact information for the Department Head to obtain confidential references.





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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