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Seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor

Neural Repair at Burke Medical Research Institute
an academic affiliate of Weill Cornell Medicine

The overarching goal of Burke Medical Research Institute (BMRI), 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 BMRI 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 2017 or early 2018. While we are willing to consider applications from those broadly interested in neural repair, we are particularly interested in microglial and astrocyte biology, synaptogenesis, or myelination. 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 Dianna Willis, Ph.D., diw2004@med.cornell.edu and Botir Sagdullaev, Ph.D. bos2005@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 March 31, 2017. A background check is required for employment.

Burke Medical Research Institute, an academic affiliate of Weill Cornell Medicine

Burke Medical Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.