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Faculty Position in Sensory Neurobiology, Department of Biological Sciences (002954-2013)

Purdue University is recruiting 6 faculty members who will enhance ongoing efforts in autism research. Areas of specialization are expected to range from the molecular, cellular and organismal to the behavioral, systems and educational levels. Current searches associated with the Autism Cluster are in Biological Sciences, Education, Psychological Sciences and Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/psy/autismclusterhires.php

Qualifications: The Dept of Biological Sciences invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position  in the area of Sensory Neurobiology. We seek candidates whose research focuses on the neurobiology underlying any of the major senses at the molecular, cellular or organismal levels.  Approaches of interest include circuit and optogenetics, electrophysiology, advanced imaging, and animal models of disease, particularly those with implications for autism. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in neurobiology or a related discipline and at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience. The successful applicant will conduct research, teach undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in ongoing programs in the Department.

The Department has over 50 faculty members conducting research in diverse fields including neurobiology, cell/molecular/developmental biology, behavior, evolution, ecology, microbiology/ virology, structural biology, and bioinformatics. For further information about the Department visit http://www.bio.purdue.edu/. The successful candidate will have opportunities to interact with neurobiologists and allied scientists across the University, including the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program and the Purdue Autism Cluster. First-rate laboratory facilities are available in Lilly Hall, allied Centers, and new facilities in the Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering and the Hockmeyer Hall of Structural Biology.

Applications: Applications and inquiries must be submitted electronically to https://hiring.science.purdue.edu.  Applications must be in the form of a PDF file that includes a detailed curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three referees, a 2 - 3 page summary of research interests, and a one-page teaching statement. mailto:Search@bio.purdue.eduReview of applications will begin December 1, 2013 and continue until the positions are filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.