Positions Available

Faculty Positions:

 

Open Rank Tenure-Track Faculty

Cellular, Molecular Auditory Neuroscience

Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

 

The Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center (http://www.phrc.pitt.edu) and the Department of Otolaryngology (http://www.otolaryngology.pitt.edu) 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.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD, MD/PhD or MD degree and will have research interests relevant to hearing and 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 molecular and genetic research related to hearing restoration, including hair cell and auditory nerve regeneration or prevention of degeneration, are especially encouraged to apply. However, exceptional candidates with interests relevant to genetic, molecular and circuit mechanisms in normal or pathological hearing will also be considered. A very generous start-up package is available. Moreover, an Endowed Chair is available to support a senior candidate with an extraordinary record of accomplishments.

The faculty position is within the vibrant and highly interactive basic and clinical neuroscience research community of the University of Pittsburgh, including the Department of Communication Science and Disorders (https://www.shrs.pitt.edu/csd), the Center for Vision Restoration (http://www.foxcenter.pitt.edu), the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute (http://www.braininstitute.pitt.edu/), the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (http://www.cnup.pitt.edu), the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative disorders (https://www.pind.pitt.edu) and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (http://www.upmc.com/about/facts/pages/default.aspx). Successful candidates will join an active auditory research community with diverse colleagues across University of Pittsburgh and the adjacent Carnegie Mellon University whose research spans human clinical and behavioral research, auditory cognitive neuroscience, and systems, cellular and molecular neuroscience. This community is strengthened by NIH-supported training grants promoting graduate and post-doctoral training in auditory science.

Please submit a current CV, a 2-page description of research interests and future directions, and three reference letters. Review of applications will begin in mid-October 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. We plan to invite the top 4-6 candidates for interview during Nov. 2018 - mid Feb. in 2019.

Materials should be sent to:

Thanos Tzounopoulos, PhD
Endowed Professor and Vice Chair of Research,
Director of the Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center,
Department of Otolaryngology
otomol@pitt.edu

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellow for Williamson Lab

 

A postdoctoral position investigating the organization and function of auditory corticofugal projection system in behaving mice is available in the Williamson Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh.

Details on the research focus and approaches of the laboratory can be found here: https://www.williamsonlaboratory.com/research/

Applicants must have a PhD in Neuroscience or a relevant field and must be eligible for employment in the US. We are looking for individuals with an excellent record of research achievements and expertise at the intersection of two or more of the following areas: electrophysiology, two-photon imaging, quantitative behavior, and computational neuroscience. The successful applicant will start in June 2019.

The Williamson Laboratory is the newest member of the Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh. The lab is embedded within the Departments of Otolaryngology and Neurobiology, and affiliated with the Center for Neuroscience (CNUP) and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC). Postdoctoral fellows will be part of a highly supportive and diverse research environment with excellent career development opportunities.

The University of Pittsburgh was ranked third in terms of total NIH funding received in 2018. The Global Liveability Index (The Economist) recently ranked Pittsburgh as the second most livable city in America.

Interested candidates should email a brief statement of research interests, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Ross Williamson (ross.s.williamson@gmail.com).

 

 

Research Technician for Williamson Lab

 

The Williamson Laboratory is seeking a highly-motivated research technician to help set up and manage a state-of-the-art neuroscience laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. The successful applicant will interface with team members to provide general research support and to help with building experimental setups, running behavioral experiments, managing mouse colonies, and general lab management.

Details on the research focus and the approaches of the laboratory can be found here: https://www.williamsonlaboratory.com/research/

Applicants must have a BS in Neuroscience or a relevant field and must be eligible for employment in the US. We are looking for individuals that are highly organized, posess excellent communication skills, enjoy working in a team environments, and be comfortable handling and caring for small animals. Preference will be given to applicants with previous research experience, and experience in any of the following areas: computer programming, statistics, histology, electrophysiology, two-photon microscopy, or engineering. The successful applicant will start in June 2019 and be prepared to commit to the position for a period of at least two years.

The Williamson Laboratory is the newest member of the Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh. The lab is embedded within the Departments of Otolaryngology and Neurobiology, and affiliated with the Center for Neuroscience (CNUP) and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC). Research technicians will be part of a highly supportive and diverse research environment with excellent career development opportunities.

The University of Pittsburgh was ranked third in terms of total NIH funding received in 2018. The Global Liveability Index (The Economist) recently ranked Pittsburgh as the second most livable city in America.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Ross Williamson (ross.s.williamson@gmail.com).

The University of Pittsburgh is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employer.