DEPARTMENT NAME School of Arts & Sciences (Jean King)
DIVISION NAME Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY As part of its Neuroscience Initiative, WPI invites applications for an open rank tenured or tenure-track position in Neuroscience to begin in the fall of 2019.
Applicants should have a strong track record in computational neuroscience research and a Ph.D. in the life sciences, computer science, biomedical engineering, psychology, or a closely related discipline. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a robust, externally funded neuroscience research program that complements and intersects areas such as, but not limited to: cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging, neuroimmunology, connectomics, systems biology, bioinformatics, computational biology and machine learning. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in the newly established Neuroscience Initiative at WPI (www.wpi.edu/+neuroscience) which promotes broader campus-wide cross-disciplinary activities in neuroscience. This initiative stimulates collaborations between research groups with different expertise including biology, computer science, biomedical engineering, data science, physics, chemistry, and behavior.
JOB DESCRIPTION WPI is a highly selective, private technological university that values and encourages multidisciplinary collaboration and project-based learning. WPI was recently ranked #1 in the nation for “faculty who best combine research and teaching” (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016). The university's campus is located one hour west of Boston in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation. The WPI campus includes the Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center (LSBC) at Gateway Park (https://www.wpi.edu/research/support/shared-facilities/life-sciences-bioengineering-center), a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary research facility that houses five departments, multiple research cores, and supports pre-clinical research. WPI offers Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. degrees in computer science, biology and biotechnology as well as interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs in bioinformatics and computational biology and data science. WPI and the University of Massachusetts Medical School are in close proximity and have a joint Ph.D. program that can support Ph.D. students with research opportunities at WPI and the NeuroNexus Institute (UMass Neuroscience Initiative).
Salary, benefits, and start-up funding are competitive and commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. Qualified applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching objectives, and a list of three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
FLSA STATUS United States of America (Exempt)
WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.