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Alzheimer’s Disease Researcher

University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Open for negotiation
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Feb 18, 2022

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Neurology Faculty – Alzheimer’s Disease Researcher

The University of Chicago: Biological Sciences Division: Department of Neurology

Position Description

The University of Chicago's Department of Neurology seeks a tenured or tenure-track faculty member who will lead a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary group investigating mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and/or treatments. The appointee’s research program will overlap with and enhance one or more areas of strength within the Biological Sciences Division (BSD) including neurobiology, computational neuroscience, genetics, neuroimaging, and immunology.  The appointee will lead the Department’s dementia research program and collaborate closely with the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Comprehensive Care and Research on Memory Disorders, the University’s Neuroscience Institute, and numerous other programs and centers. Other duties will include teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate level and supervision of students and trainees.

Academic rank and compensation (including a generous package of fringe benefits) are dependent upon qualifications.  The primary faculty appointment will be in the Department of Neurology with an opportunity for secondary appointments in departments throughout the BSD dependent upon interests and qualifications. We especially welcome applicants who are mid-career and senior-level investigators with leadership skills and experience leading team efforts or building programs.

The University is a vibrant center of scientific discovery and innovation, and opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration are abundant, both within and outside the BSD. The Division, other academic units of the University, and the University of Chicago Medical Center are all contained within one compact campus in Chicago‚ Hyde Park.  The appointee will have access to state-of-the-art core facilities and to outstanding colleagues and graduate students affiliated with numerous degree-granting programs within and outside the biological sciences. Competitive research space and start-up funding are available, as will the potential for interactions with our affiliates, the Argonne National Laboratory and the Marine Biological Laboratory.

Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent.

To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago‚ Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications:

Applicants must upload a cover letter, CV including bibliography, contact information for three references, and a research statement that includes a summary of past research accomplishments, highlighting up to three selected papers, and future research plans.  Review of complete applications will begin February 18, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.


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