HWNI Faculty Recruitment

The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute is hiring several new faculty in the coming months, often as joint appointments with other departments on campus. Below are our current postings. Follow the links for a more detailed description, as well as instructions on applying.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Neural Engineering – Joint Bioengineering, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

The UC Berkeley Department of Bioengineering and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI) invite applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in neural engineering at the assistant, associate, or full professor level, to be held jointly (50/50), with an expected start date of July 1, 2015.

We seek an outstanding individual working at the interface of neuroscience and bioengineering/nanoscience to understand the function, development and/or regeneration of the nervous system. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to the elucidation of neural circuit function; plasticity and/or development using molecular, genetic, physiologic, optogenetic and/or high-resolution imaging approaches; theoretical and computational modeling of the properties of neural circuits; traumatic brain injury; development of neural prosthetic devices and their integration with the nervous system; molecular, genetic and materials science approaches toward promoting neuroregeneration; and neural stem cells and related approaches for cell replacement strategies to restore nervous system function in traumatic injury and degeneration models.

Full listing here.

Assistant Professor – Neurobiology – Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI) are soliciting applications for a new faculty member at the Assistant Professor level (tenure-track), with a half-time appointment in each of the two departments. We seek applicants studying fundamental aspects of nervous system function, in the broad areas of molecular/cellular neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, neurodegenerative disease, or neural circuit function. Preference is for applicants using a range of molecular, cellular optical, biophysical and/or physiological approaches. We seek candidates with Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree (or equivalent) who have demonstrated excellence, originality and productivity in research, and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Ph.D., M.D, or equivalent is required by date of application. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service. Potential start date is July 1, 2015.

Full listing here.

Assistant Professor – Higher-Level Cognition – Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2015. We are interested in candidates with exceptional promise conducting research in the area of higher-level cognition, broadly construed. Research interests may include but are not limited to language, learning, reasoning, decision-making, concepts, attention, expertise, memory, social cognition, or metacognition. Use or development of new experimental or computational methods is highly desirable. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Full listing here.

Assistant Professor – Systems Neuroscience – Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2015. We are interested in candidates studying cognitive, affective, sensory or motor processes at the systems neuroscience level. Use or development of new experimental or computational methods is highly desirable. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Full listing here.