Assistant/Associate Professor Position - Neurodegenerative Disease and Therapeutics


Rosalind Franklin University / The Chicago Medical School


Chicago, Illinois

Principal Investigator

Grace Stutzmann



The Center for Neurodegenerative Disease and Therapeutics at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science invites applications for a full-time, 12-month tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level. As a member of the Chicago Medical School faculty, the successful candidate will be expected to direct an extramurally funded research program in the area of neurodegenerative disease, brain injury, and/or neural repair. The center specifically seeks highly motivated and productive individuals with demonstrated incorporation of novel, innovative approaches to studying mechanisms, treatments, and/or biomarkers of neurodegenerative disorders at the basic science or translational levels.

Applicants whose technical expertise and research focus integrates well with current center faculty research interests are considered desirable. This faculty member will direct graduate students and/or postdoctoral associates, and other trainees in research, and exhibit a commitment to excellence in education.


The CNDT operates as a collaborative research environment where integrative skills and approaches are valued. Prioritized areas of research or technical expertise include:

  • Cellular and animal models of neurodegenerative diseases, aging, and brain injury.
  • Comprehensive analysis from gene expression and cellular signaling through neural circuitry and systems-level approaches including bioinformatics and in vivo approaches.
  • Novel therapeutic strategies including stem-cell models, gene therapy, and small-molecule approaches.
  • Cutting-edge and innovative analytical approaches including genetic modification, bioinformatics, cellular signaling tracking, advanced microscopy and imaging, neurophysiology, and artificial-intelligence models among others.