Chair of the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience : Portland, OR, United States

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience (BEHN). Behavioral Neuroscience is a pivotal, highly interconnected department in the School. It is the largest of seven basic science departments and has a long tradition of research excellence with particular strengths in studies of drug and alcohol abuse, behavioral genetics, drug reinforcement and reward, and cognitive neuroscience. The total research grant funds awarded to BEHN faculty members last year totaled approximately $11 million, including funding of two National Institute of Health (NIH) center awards. The department also administers three NIH funded training programs.

The next chair of BEHN will take over a well-run and successful department within a thriving university that is deeply invested in advancing neuroscience. There is great discovery power in neurosciences at OHSU and, in addition to BEHN, further neuroscience expertise exists across campus in a wide array of institutes and departments. The chair will be a leader in the neuroscience community at OHSU, and play a key role in defining and shaping a coherent identity and vision for the department, and contribute to developing a university-wide strategic plan for neuroscience research.

Reporting to the dean of the School of Medicine, the chair will plan, lead, organize, and direct the academic, research, and business affairs of the department and represent BEHN in internal and external interactions. OHSU will consider any outstanding PhD, MD, or MD/PhD scientist with a thriving research program in an area relevant to the broad field of behavioral neuroscience, and a strong commitment to the education of doctoral students. S/he will think innovatively about science, and support and/or perform translational research. The successful candidate will also have exceptional leadership qualities along with the vision to integrate and inspire the neuroscience community.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent via Isaacson, Miller’s website:

OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

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