Assistant Professor - Behavioral Neuroscience

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Assistant Professor - Behavioral Neuroscience The Psychology Department at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of behavioral neuroscience at the Assistant Professor level, to start in the Fall of 2011. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and conducting an independent, externally-funded research program. We seek a talented scientist who will develop a research program investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying social and affective behavior using animal models. A multidisciplinary systems approach to understanding emotion and social behavior is especially encouraged, with preference given to those applicants whose research program incorporates recent molecular advances in epigenetic, viral vector, and gene knock-out technology. The successful applicant will join the faculty within the behavioral neuroscience area of the department and will complement their fields of study, which include the influence of emotional and environmental risk factors such as drug abuse and social stress on the neurobiology of social, cognitive, and extrapyramidal motor behaviors. The successful applicant will have access to Northeastern University's Center for Translational Neuroimaging. Qualifications Applicants should have a doctorate in psychology, behavioral neuroscience, neurobiology, or related field, a strong record of publication, and strong potential for external research funding. Additional Information Application materials to be submitted online include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and a list of three references.  The applicant should ask each reference to submit a letter (as a pdf attachment) directly to   Review of applications will begin immediately.  For full consideration, all application materials, including the reference letters, should be submitted by November 1, 2010. Equal Employment Opportunity Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer. How To Apply To apply, visit "Careers at Northeastern" at:  Click on "Faculty Positions" and search for the current position under the College of Science.  You can also apply by visiting the College of Science website at: and clicking on the Faculty Positions button.