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Neural Repair Assistant and Associate Professor

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Job Description

The overarching goal of Burke Neurological Institute (BNI), an academic affiliate of Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM), is to leverage the most innovative and highest quality neuroscience to restore brain and spinal cord function in those with neurological injury including stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease, age related macular degeneration. Twenty faculty funded by federal and private agencies work alongside 100 individuals on a beautiful 60-acre campus in White Plains, New York, 15 miles from the heart of New York City. In seeking to considerably expand our faculty, a search committee comprised of BNI and WCM faculty invites applications for a full time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant and Associate Professor with a flexible anticipated start date late in 2018 or early 2019. While we are willing to consider applications from those broadly interested in neural repair, we are particularly interested in glial and oligodendrocyte biology. We are also interested in applications from candidates with strong expertise in neurovascular interactions in the CNS. Successful candidates will receive a competitive support package and will be expected to develop an innovative, extramurally funded independent research program.


Minimum Qualifications
  • A doctoral degree or MD/PhD in Neuroscience or related field and four or more years of relevant post-doctoral experience.
  • At the time of application, demonstrated research and mentoring excellence.
  • Strong funding track record with ability to develop a successful research program.
  • Training in molecular biology, biochemistry or cell biology.
  • A demonstrated record of significant publications.
Desired Qualifications
  • Strong interest in microglial, astrocyte, or oligodendrocyte biology or synaptogenesis using animal or human models of disease, especially repair after injury; strong interest in interfacing with our faculty.

  • Demonstrated ability to mentor students, post-docs and/or junior faculty; record of federal of private funding.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following materials in a single PDF document to Katrina Wnorowski at kaw3007@med.cornell.edu.

  1. Cover letter that includes contact information and email addresses for three references who may be contacted at a later stage of consideration.
  2. A comprehensive CV that includes a complete publication record.
  3. Three representative publications.
  4. A statement of research vision and plans.
  5. A statement of mentoring philosophy.

All applications must be sent electronically. The initial deadline for review of applications is June 30, 2018. A background check is required for employment.


Katrina Wnorowski

About the Institute

The Burke Neurological Institute (BNI) is a nonprofit leading scientific research institute devoted to advancing the study of neurological diseases and injuries, pioneering novel rehabilitation therapies and developing innovative clinical programs. Based in White Plains, NY and working synergistically with its academic affiliate Weill Cornell Medicine, BMRI is comprised of several neurological disease, injury and functional recovery focused research laboratories. We are pioneering new therapeutics that impact the growing prevalence of neurological impairments from stroke, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury to neurodegenerative diseases and retinal degenerative diseases.

BNI is an equal opportunity employer.

Faculty Mentor

Rajiv R. Ratan, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive Director
Burke Neurological Institute
Associate Dean, Professor