Department Neurology - 411801
Posting Open Date 12/06/2019
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Clinician/Scientist in Neurology/Neurodegenerative Disease
Appointment Type Tenured/Tenure Track
Vacancy ID FAC0003058
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week
Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience
Proposed Start Date 02/01/2020
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Department of Neurology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(UNC) is seeking an Assistant Professor in the Tenure track. The successful
candidate will be a physician-scientist with expertise in translational
neurodegenerative disease biomarker research and a strong publication record.
The faculty member is expected to develop and maintain an active, extramurally
funded research program on development and validation of biomarkers in
neurodegenerative diseases. The ideal candidate's program will focus on early
diagnosis, etiology and pathophysiology, and / or validation of novel
treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. Experience in biorepository
building related to human patient biospecimens including, but not limited to,
blood, plasma, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid is highly desired. Ability to
establish collaborative relationships with foundations and industry partners
is also highly desired.
This position is part of a strategic plan to develop a Center for
Neurodegeneration Research at UNC. A mission of this center is to promote
translational research within the Department of Neurology and to foster
multidisciplinary collaborations between existing clinical research efforts
and the greater neuroscience community at UNC. The Department of Neurology at
UNC is committed to building infrastructure for clinical and translational
research in a broad spectrum of neurodegenerative diseases including
Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and related dementias. The UNC
Medical Center is a pre-eminent clinical and research institution in the
Research Triangle Region of North Carolina and is dedicated to providing
multidisciplinary diagnostic, imaging and treatment services for patients with
The faculty member will be expected to deliver outstanding clinical care to
outpatients with movement disorders. Additional clinical responsibilities may
include evaluation and management of neurology inpatients at UNC Hospitals.
The faculty member will also be expected to provide high-quality didactic and
bedside teaching for medical students, residents and clinical fellows at UNC
Hospitals. Academic teaching responsibilities will include active
participation in graduate / post-graduate training efforts within the
Neuroscience track in the UNC Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Applicants must have an MD or MD/PhD degree and be board-certified / board-
eligible in Neurology.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Competitive candidates will have previous and / or current NIH funding in the
area of neurodegeneration. Applicants must be licensed or eligible for medical
licensure in the state of North Carolina and be credentialed to practice
medicine at the UNC Medical Center.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
For consideration, please apply online at
https:// unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/173679, and attach a CV, cover letter and
the names and email addresses of three (3) references. Referees will receive
an email with instructions for submitting their letters of recommendation
through the Neurology Recruitment System. Materials should be addressed to:
Chair, Gwenn Garden, MD, PhD, Department of Neurology, University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, 170 Manning Drive, CB 7025, Chapel Hill, NC 27599;
Attn: Aneika J. Carroll, Executive Assistant to Chair at
Quick Link https: // unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/173679
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the application process, please contact the University's Executive Vice
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and
affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender,
gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin,
race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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