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Assistant Professor (12MO), Physiology & Pharmacology

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Local Title: Assistant Professor (12MO), Physiology & Pharmacology
Budget Title: Assistant Professor (12 month)
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Faculty - Teaching Only, Research


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Physiology/Pharmacology and Neurology in the College of Medicine at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Assistant Professor (12MO). The successful candidate will:

  • Be provided with peer mentors and opportunities for leadership role.
  • Be expected to build a collaborative, interdisciplinary research team supported by robust extramural funding that will lead to consequential contributions to scholarship and advancements in biomedicine.
  • Be encouraged to interact with current Downstate neuroscience researchers in Physiology & Pharmacology, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Psychiatry, and other departments, helping to make the institution more competitive for large collaborative institutional grants.
  • Be expected to contribute to teaching and training of medical students in the College of Medicine and MD/PhD graduate students in the School of Graduate Studies’ Neural & Behavioral Science program.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral Degree (MD, PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent) in Neuroscience and/or a related discipline. 
  • Demonstrate high potential for substantial federal funding, an outstanding record of neuroscience research, and a dedicated commitment to scholarly mentorship.
  • Expected to establish an innovative and independent research program that will attract and maintain extramural federal funding.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Applicant may have a range of scientific expertise that includes basic laboratory research or clinical/translational research.
  • Experience teaching and/or mentoring pre-doctoral or medical students.

Work Schedule:

Variable Days; Variable Hours (Full-Time)

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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