Opportunity Details

Department of Neuroscience



Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Position in Computational Neuroscience

The Department of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine is currently recruiting investigators with the passion to create knowledge, pursue bold visions, and challenge canonical thinking as we expand into our new 600,000 sq ft purpose-built neurosciences research building. 


We are now seeking a tenure-track investigator at the level of Assistant Professor to develop an innovative research program in Theoretical/Computational 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 launch your independent research program. 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. For more information about the Department, Washington University, and life in St. Louis, visit: https://neuroscience.wustl.edu/assistant-professor-theoretical-computational-neuroscience/.

Applicants should have a strong background in physics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, or a related field and hold a PhD. The successful candidates will join a thriving theoretical/computational neuroscience community at Washington University, including the new Center for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience.  In addition, the Department also has world-class research strengths in systems, circuits and behavior, cellular and molecular neuroscience using a variety of animal models including worms, flies, zebrafish, rodents and non-human primates. We are particularly interested in outstanding researchers who are both creative and collaborative.

To apply, submit an application packet including a cover letter describing your interest in our Department, curriculum vitae, a research statement (of no more than 3 pages) to the Faculty Opportunities Portal and 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. All materials, including letters of recommendation, should be received by November 20, 2023. The review of applications will begin on November 6, 2023. 




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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