Tenure Track Faculty Position - O'Donnell Brain Institute

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

United States

November 7, 2021

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The Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in conjunction with the Departments of Neuroscience, Neurology, Psychiatry, Neurosurgery, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the Center for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Disease and the Comprehensive Center for Depression is offering full-time, tenure track faculty positions at all academic levels to individuals pursuing laboratory based or human subject research. Prospective faculty members must have a specialization in one of the areas named above.

The Institute is particularly interested in individuals studying neural circuit biology or molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, including neuroimmune factors (especially microglial biology) in relation to neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimer, Parkinson, ALS) or mood disorders. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. and/or M.D. and have experience in a related field. Candidates whose career...

The Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in conjunction with the Departments of Neuroscience, Neurology, Psychiatry, Neurosurgery, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the Center for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Disease and the Comprehensive Center for Depression is offering full-time, tenure track faculty positions at all academic levels to individuals pursuing laboratory based or human subject research. Prospective faculty members must have a specialization in one of the areas named above.

The Institute is particularly interested in individuals studying neural circuit biology or molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, including neuroimmune factors (especially microglial biology) in relation to neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimer, Parkinson, ALS) or mood disorders. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. and/or M.D. and have experience in a related field. Candidates whose career includes clinical care must have or be able to obtain a Texas Medical License. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.

The O'Donnell Brain Institute was created to make basic and clinical brain science a top priority at UT Southwestern. The Institute encompasses major investments in research to delineate the fundamental molecular and circuit mechanisms of brain disease, as well as translational research efforts to advance diagnosis and treatment of these illnesses.

Scientists at UT Southwestern participate in a vibrant, interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, and highly collaborative research community, and enjoy access to state-of-art research cores including imaging, metabolic phenotyping, behavioral phenotyping, protein chemistry, structural biology, cryo-electron microscopy, genomics, genetics and transgenic technology. Newly acquired human subject capabilities include magnetoencephalography and a high intensity focused ultrasound machine capable of both discrete lesioning as well as opening the blood brain barrier for drug and gene delivery.

To apply, visit https: // jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/ and submit the following with your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A cover letter briefly describing the research area and future goals.
  • A two page summary of research accomplishments and future research direction.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit: https: // jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/why-work-here/diversity-inclusion/.

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    Benefits

    2020-2021 Benefits Summary

    Health Benefits
  • PPO and ACO Options
  • 100% Coverage for Preventative Health − No Co-Pay
  • Tobacco-Free Incentives
  • Generous Prescription Drug Plan
  • 3 Options for Dental Coverage
  • 2 Options for Vision Coverage
  • Abundance of Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Retirement Plan

    (Eligibility varies by employment status)

  • The Teacher Retirement System of Texas is a defined benefit plan with 5-year vesting
  • Employee Contribution Max 7.7% of salary
  • Employer Contribution Match up to 7.5% of salary
  • Optional Retirement Program (ORP) defined contribution plan with 1 year, 1 day vesting
  • Employee Contribution Max of 6.65% of salary
  • Employer Contribution Match of 8.5% of salary
  • Optional Tax-Sheltered Annuity
  • Optional Deferred Compensation Plan
  • PTO Benefits
  • 15 Paid Holidays, Eligible Day 1
  • 8 Hours/Month Accrued Vacation
  • 8 Hours/Month Accrued Sick Leave
  • Other Benefits
  • On-Site Day Care
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • Short-Term Disability Coverage
  • Voluntary Group Life Coverage
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Coverage
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    Working at UTSW

    Bring Your “A” Game.

    Why are top candidates in so many professional fields – including customer service, finance, and human resources, to name a few – choosing UT Southwestern Medical Center as a career home? Simple. They know that they will work among a team of people who bring their best every day to support a health organization that's breaking new ground in dozens of ways. That's what we can offer you.

    It takes a lot to keep UT Southwestern at the forefront, where world-class patient care, acclaimed medical education, and innovative research breakthroughs are common occurrences. When you join us, those are the challenges you'll share. Our organization has taken on serious commitments and responsibilities within a rapidly evolving health care system.

    Change is a constant, so our work supporting this complex matrix of business and systems needs must rise to the highest level of professionalism, collaboration, and innovation. That's true for every role across the Medical Center and represents why this can be the most challenging work of your career.

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