Assistant Professor - Department of Neurobiology (Tenure Track - Neural Circuits)

The Department of Neurobiology ( at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine invites applications for a full time tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek applicants who are studying the structure, function, development and dynamics of neural circuits. We are especially interested in applicants working on questions related to sensory systems or models of disease in mice. We expect applicants to be well versed in applying state-of-the-art approaches including traditional and modern neurophysiological, optical methods and molecular methods to quantify and control neuronal activity and to assess synaptic connectivity. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with members of the dynamic and growing neuroscience community in Pittsburgh including the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute (, the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh ( and the joint Pitt-Carnegie Mellon Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition ( The position requires a Ph.D. with a minimum of three years postdoctoral experience and a strong publication record in neural circuits, systems neuroscience and related areas. Applications will be reviewed starting October 25th. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a description of future research goals of approximately 1500 words, relevant in-press manuscripts, and names and addresses of three references by email to or by mail to Dr. Nathan Urban, Associate Chair, Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, E1440-BSTWR, 200 Lothrop Street, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Phone: 412-648-3396.