Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure Stream)


University of Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


To be considered for the position, please upload a cover letter, CV, one-page statement of AD research interests, PDFs of two or three recent publications, and contact information for three references to the Talent Center. Please apply to requisition # 22008813 (


The Department of Neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute seeks to hire one or two tenure-stream investigators at the rank of assistant or associate professor to join a multidisciplinary team focused on understanding the mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The department is interested in applications from candidates who are investigating the molecular, cellular, and especially neuroimmunological mechanisms involved in AD progression. The University of Pittsburgh embraces the importance of diversity and inclusion, and especially encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and those underrepresented in neuroscience to apply.

The successful candidate will join a thriving, collegial, and supportive research environment that is rich with core facilities, robust cross-disciplinary graduate training programs including joint graduate programs with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and diverse expertise in AD and related dementias. Pitt has a state-of-the-art preclinical nonhuman primate facility with a large marmoset colony and AD model marmosets to support translational research. Other groups include the mouse MODEL-AD program, the TREAT-AD Centers for Discovery of New Medicines, the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, and an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC). Additional resources include the UPMC Clinical Genome Center, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, the Center for Biological Imaging, and the School of Computing and Information.

The successful applicant will receive a competitive start-up package, with modern lab and office space, and will have the opportunity to participate in graduate training and active NIH training programs. 

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within its community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping advance its mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. The university will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

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Applicants must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. in cell biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, or a relevant discipline and have a strong record of scholarly achievement. At least three years of postdoctoral research or its equivalent are required. Candidates at the associate professor level are expected to have an established federal grant portfolio. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the training of postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, and maintain a productive extramurally funded research program. The start date is negotiable. The positions will remain open until filled.