Hubert A. and Hazel L. Shaffer Chair of Molecular Genetics
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Hubert A. and Hazel L. Shaffer Chair of Molecular Genetics

The Center for Neuroscience and the Department of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry at West Virginia University are seeking an established M.D. or Ph.D. scientist for the Hubert A. and Hazel L. Shaffer Chair of Molecular Genetics. Candidates should have research expertise in molecular genetics or pharmacogenetics of neuropsychiatric illnesses. The selected candidate will be appointed Associate or Full Professor, lead his or her own research group, assume a lead role in the ongoing development of translational research in neuroscience, and have the opportunity to participate in professional education and graduate training. Candidates should have a strong record of externally funded research, with transferable NIH funding, and a commitment to mentoring junior faculty. The position offers a competitive salary and resources needed to develop a strong research program.

West Virginia University is a land grant Carnegie-designated Doctoral/Research-Extensive institution with approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate/professional students. The Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Nursing, each with health professional and graduate programs. Two new research buildings accommodate our aggressive research growth agenda. Patient care facilities include WVU’s 460-bed Ruby Memorial Hospital and 70-bed Chestnut Ridge Psychiatric Hospital. Morgantown is rated one of the best small cities in the U.S. with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside, and many outdoor activities (

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, research plans, and contact information for three references by email to Inquires regarding the position can be directed to:

James M. O’Donnell, Ph.D.,
Professor and Vice Chair for Research,
Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, and Assistant Vice President for Research,
West Virginia University Health Sciences Center
Phone: (304) 293-2433
Email: .

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer.

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