Positions Available

Two Faculty Positions and One Postdoctoral Position

Faculty Positions:

 

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Open Rank, Including an Endowed Chair

Cellular, Molecular Auditory Neuroscience

 

The Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center and the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine seek to fill an open rank, full-time, tenure-track position in auditory neuroscience. Faculty rank (Assistant, Associate or Professor level) will be determined by and commensurate with qualifications and experience. An Endowed Chair is available to support a senior candidate with an extraordinary record of accomplishments

 

The successful candidate will hold a PhD, MD/PhD or MD degree and will have research interests relevant to the auditory system. We are seeking exceptional scientists to establish vigorous independent research programs and promote synergy between basic and translational research. or this search, candidates performing research related to hearing restoration, including hair cell and auditory nerve regeneration or prevention of degeneration, at the cellular or molecular level are especially encouraged to apply. However, exceptional candidates with interests relevant to cellular, molecular or genetic mechanisms in normal or pathological auditory processing will also be considered. A very generous start-up package is available.

Please submit a current CV, a 2-page description of research interests and future directions, and three referee names with their email addresses. Review of applications will begin in mid-October 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Materials should be sent to:

Dr. Thanos Tzounopoulos
Endowed Professor and Vice Chair of
Research, Department of Otolaryngology
otomol@pitt.edu

 

 

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Open Rank, Including an Endowed Chair

Systems and Behavioral Auditory Neuroscience

 

The Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center and the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine seek to fill an open rank, full-time, tenure-track position in auditory neuroscience. Faculty rank (Assistant, Associate or Professor level) will be determined by and commensurate with qualifications and experience. An Endowed Chair is available to support a senior candidate with an extraordinary record of accomplishments

 

The successful candidate will hold a PhD, MD/PhD or MD degree and will have research interests relevant to the auditory system. We are seeking exceptional scientists to establish vigorous independent research programs and promote synergy between basic and translational research. For this search, candidates performing psychophysical analysis of auditory performance and auditory-guided behavior in humans or animal models with normal and pathological auditory function are especially encouraged to apply. However, exceptional candidates with interests in system- and behavioral-based approaches in normal or pathological audition, as well as with interests in auditory cognitive neuroscience, will also be considered. A very generous start-up package is available

Please submit a current CV, a 2-page description of research interests and future directions, and three referee names with their email addresses. Review of applications will begin in mid-October 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Materials should be sent to:

Dr. Thanos Tzounopoulos
Endowed Professor and Vice Chair of
Research, Department of Otolaryngology
otosys@pitt.edu

 

 

Postdoctoral Position

 

The Doiron and Tzounopoulos groups of the Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center are currently seeking one postdoctoral fellow to work on collaborative projects using electrophysiological, imaging and computational approaches on cortical circuits of audition. The Doiron (theoretical neuroscience expertise) and Tzounopoulos (molecular-cellular-in vivo/vitro-behavioral expertise in auditory neuroscience) laboratories have complementary expertise in experimental and theoretical neuroscience; have collaborated with success in the past; and have trained many postdoctoral trainees who are currently tenure-track independent investigators.

 

The postdoc will be using in vivo whole cell recordings and calcium imaging in awake behaving animals, as well as applying theoretical neuroscience techniques (in collaboration) to understand the genesis and consequences of neuronal variability in auditory cortical networks; the information transfer in the auditory cortex; and the role of inhibition in normal and pathological cortical auditory processing.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience and an excellent track record of scholarship. Experience in electrophysiological and imaging approaches, as well as in mathematics is preferable. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from under-represented groups. Interested persons should send their CV, a cover letter stating research interests and career goals, and names and contact information of two references to: bdoiron@pitt.edu and thanos@pitt.edu.

 

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