NeurobiologyDepartment Openings

Tenure-track Senior Faculty Position in Neuroscience

The Department of Neurobiology at The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) invites applications at the Associate or Professor level for a tenure-track faculty position in neuroscience.  The specific area of expertise and interest are open and may include basic and/or translational neuroscience at the molecular, cellular or circuitry levels. We are also interested in emerging neurotechnology that provides novel means to investigate or manipulate the function of neural circuits under physiological or disease conditions.

The ideal candidate should be a highly motivated individual with a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree, an excellent publication record, and an energized research program with extramural funding. The selected candidate is expected to strengthen the current research portfolio of the department and actively engage in and grow interdisciplinary and collaborative research with other basic science and/or clinical investigators. S(he) will actively participate in training graduate and medical students and mentoring postdoctoral fellows. 

The Department of Neurobiology values all faculty, staff, and trainees and works to maintain a culture of belonging for all members.  At UTMB, rich opportunities for scientific interactions exist from departmental affiliations with centers of scientific excellence (, through UTMB’s participation in the Gulf Coast Consortia (including Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, Texas A&M IBT, UT Health Science Center-Houston, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Houston) (, and also with the Galveston National Laboratory ( with whom collaborations in neuroinflammation are of strong interest.   Moreover, with Brain Health named as an area of focus under the UTMB research strategic vision, the candidate will find a highly supportive environment with great potential for opportunity and growth.    

An attractive recruitment package including salary, start-up funds and laboratory space will be offered. Highly qualified senior faculty will have the opportunity to be appointed to an endowed faculty position and provided the opportunity to form a strong collaborative research group. Interested applicants should apply at Each application should include a cover letter summarizing research accomplishments and future goals (maximum 3 pages), current Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for three references. The letter should be addressed to: Jin Mo Chung, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurobiology. A copy of the letter, CV and three references should also be sent to (ncbrecru@UTMB.EDU). Selection will begin as applications are submitted; review of applications will continue until this position is filled.

 UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.