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Medical University of South Carolina - Charleston, SC

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Department of Neurosciences

The Department of Neurosciences at the Medical University of South Carolina is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position focused on epilepsy. Applicants should have relevant training in molecular, cellular or systems neuroscience, a Ph.D or M.D, and an excellent record of research productivity. We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong background in neurophysiology that are using new technologies and animal models to understand the biological underpinnings of epilepsy . Applicants with expertise in advanced imaging methods, genetically encoded sensors or light-activated ion channels are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will work closely with the MUSC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, a translational research unit that bridges both clinical and research domains. The Center boasts an active epilepsy neurosurgery program that provides resected human epileptic tissue, intracranial human EEG data, as well as advanced experimental and clinical imaging resources. Startup packages for individual investigators will include a generous budget for all equipment needs. For qualified candidates, endowed chairs in neuroscience are available.

The Department of Neurosciences http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/neurosciences/ currently receives more than $24 million in annual research funding from the NIH , and is nationally ranked # 2 in NIH funding for “Neuroscience” departments http://www.brimr.org/NIH_Awards/2009/NIH_Awards_2009.htm . The Medical University of South Carolina is located in the historic city of Charleston, the fastest-growing municipality in South Carolina and is consistently ranked nationally among the most livable cities.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply ONLINE at http://www.jobs.musc.edu (select “Search Postings” on the left; then please enter requisition ID number 047046 on the right; then select “view” under job title to apply). Your ONLINE application for this position should include a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a cover letter expressing your qualifications and statement of research interests addressed to: Jonathan Edwards, MD, Professor and Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Division of Neurology, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Suite 307 CSB , Charleston, SC 29425. e-mail: edwardjc@musc.edu

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