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Wayne State University

Location: DetroitMI 48202 Document ID: AB132-5QWZ Posted on: 2017-04-0504/05/2017 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time

Faculty Positions-Translational Neurosciences

Faculty Positions in Translational Neurosciences

Wayne State University (WSU) is recruiting several faculty members (open rank) for research and development programs in Translational Neurosciences. This initiative leverages a new 200,000 sq. ft. Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) that houses coordinated inter- and trans-disciplinary research teams, preclinical laboratory space, and a Clinical Research Services Center. Programmatic themes at IBio include a focus on pathophysiologies and accumulated stressors affecting health in evolving urban environments, with a strong emphasis on disease mechanisms, clinical translation and community health impact. 


WSU has a rich history in the neurosciences that spans multiple departments, colleges, schools and centers/institutes across campus. Areas of focus for the recruitment initiative include addiction biology and treatment, the neurobiology of pain and its management, posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, with the strategic long-term vision of integrating biological psychiatry and neuropathologies through imaging, genetics and immunological approaches in the context of systems neuroscience.  Priority will be given to programs that align with, and can enhance, these thematic focus areas and have demonstrated success with obtaining extramural funding.

Faculty recruits (tenured or tenure-track) will integrate with department(s) and colleges or schools consistent with their area of training, expertise, and shared interests. Tenure-track and tenured appointees are expected to engage in all aspects of our academic mission including research, education and service. Faculty are strongly supported by well-equipped and staffed core facilities for basic, applied and clinical-based research and technology development including research-dedicated 3T MRI and PET scanners.

Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., Pharm.D. and/or related degree(s) in disciplines aligning with the focus areas and possess a demonstrated track record of and/or potential for exceptional science, creative discovery and/or knowledge translation and application. Qualified candidates should submit (pdf) their curriculum vitae and a brief narrative cover letter addressed to Mark Greenwald, Ph.D., Associate Chair–Research, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, describing their research and how it relates to the Translational Neurosciences Initiative at https://jobs.wayne.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp (posting number 041260. Review of Phase 1 applications will begin April 1, 2017.

WSU is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional opportunities for students and faculty in a diverse, global society.  WSU encourages applications from women, people of color and other under-represented people and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Diversity among our faculty, students and staff contributes significantly to our intellectual vitality and innovative spirit.

Founded in 1868, WSU is a nationally recognized comprehensive, urban research university offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. Wayne State’s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres including the School of Medicine, the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the College of Nursing. WSU has the Carnegie classification of institutions with “very high research activity.” WSU is home to the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institutes of Health and the Karmanos Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.

With immediate proximity to Canada and its location in the middle of the Great Lakes region along with professional sports, opera and symphony, Detroit and the metropolitan area (~5 million population) provide a rich culture with exceptional recreational and entertainment activities.



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