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Job ID: 134346

University of Alabama

Date Posted Dec. 3, 2019
Title Neurobiologist
University University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
Department Biological Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2020
  • Associate Professor
  • Biomedical Sciences
    Biology - Neuroscience/Neurobiology
    Biology - Molecular
    Biology - Computational
    Biology - Cell Biology
    Biology - Genetics

The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Alabama (UA) announces a job opening for an Associate or Full Professor of Biological Sciences, with expertise in the Neurobiology of Neurodegenerative Disease and Aging. This is classified as a 9-month regular faculty position with tenure.

This position is for a doctoral-level neurobiologist with expertise and external funding focusing on either genetics, epigenetics, genomics, and/or metabolic regulation of neurodegeneration and aging using either human datasets, animal model systems or mammalian cell cultures. The successful candidate will utilize either patient-derived induced-pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), rodent models, primary neuronal cultures, organoids, live cell imaging or optogenetics. They may also have expertise in bioinformatics analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS), whole-genome sequencing (WGS), or utilize datasets or experimental approaches including transcriptional profiling, identification of markers of epigenomic regulation, chromatin-immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIPseq), and/or quantification of molecular and/or behavioral characters of health/lifespan and aging. Ideally, the candidate will extend existing strengths in the application of invertebrate and fish models for therapeutic target and drug discovery through a focus on validation and translational research in mammalian and human biology, as it pertains to aging and neurodegenerative disease. The start date is August 16, 2020.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in either biology, genetics, molecular or cell biology, neurobiology, neurology, biochemistry or a related discipline. This position is also closely aligned with the developing Alabama Life Research Institute (ALRI), where the individual will have strong potential for collaboration with faculty members across campus, and will be expected to help lead interdisciplinary research efforts. The ALRI is a focal point for advanced interdisciplinary biopsychosocial research investigating the human condition at all levels, from the molecular to the environmental. Research into diseases of aging, with a focus on aging in rural communities, is central to its mission. As part of the application, candidates should submit a letter outlining their research and teaching experience, including details of current and past grant funding. Applications should include a current curriculum vitae and names of three references. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be submitted online at

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Guy Caldwell, Chair, Neurobiology of Neurodegenerative Disease and Aging Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama, Box 870344, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0344, or by email to For more information, please visit us on the web at

  • The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to, and employees of, this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Minority and women candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Guy Caldwell
    Biological Sciences
    University of Alabama
    Department of Biological Sciences
    The University of Alabama, Box 870344
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0344
  • 2053489926
  • 2053481786


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