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Assistant Professor

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center invites applications at the Assistant Professor level for tenure-track faculty positions in the broadly defined areas of neurogenetics, genomics, structural biology, electrophysiology, and imaging.

We seek outstanding scientists who address molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying behavior, neural circuits, and synaptic transmission, and who focus on elucidating molecular, biochemical, and biophysical mechanisms of the nervous system. Individuals using advanced functional approaches to study neural circuits are also particularly encouraged to apply.

Scientists within the Department of Neuroscience participate in a vibrant, interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, and highly collaborative research community within the University, and enjoy access to state-of-art research cores in imaging, mouse MRI imaging, metabolic phenotyping, behavioral phenotyping, protein chemistry, structural biology, genomics, genetics, and transgenic technology.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a two-page summary of research accomplishments and future plans. Applicants should arrange to have 3-5 letters of recommendation sent to the search committee.

Please email application materials to:, Neuroscience Search Committee, UT Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390-9111.

The deadline for receipt of applications is October 1, 2013.

Postdoctoral Researcher

The Department of Neuroscience at UT Southwestern Medical Center is seeking devoted research individuals to join a starting laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher to study the neuronal mechanisms underlying basic brain cognitive functions. The laboratory is interested in two major directions at this initial stage:  one is to explore the neuronal circuits for memory encoding, retrieval, and generalization; the other to elucidate the roles of the medial prefontal cortex and its connections in context-dependent selection of behavioral responses. Both directions involve developing and applying novel molecular tools and imaging techniques to functionally dissect the brain circuits.

This position is expected to start in early 2015 (the exact starting time can be discussed). The postdoctoral researcher will focus on one of the above two directions. The successful conducting of the research will enlist a combination of techniques such as molecular cloning, mouse surgery, behavioral tests, brain slice physiology, and in vitro and in vivo brain imaging. The qualified candidate should hold a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, psychology, or related disciplines (or scheduled for dissertation defense) and preferably with experience in aforementioned techniques. 

The Department of Neuroscience and UT Southwestern Medical Center provides an excellent research environment and outstanding scientific resources. To apply, please send your CV and a list of 3 references to

UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.