Executive Director of Research - NeuroTexas Institute Research Program
St. David's Medical Center - Austin, TX

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Position Summary:

The Director of Research at NeuroTexas Institute is responsible for leading the development of a world-class neuroscience research program with a focus on translational neuroscience and computational methods. The Director of Research will conduct basic research both independently and by building collaborative projects with local and national scientists. The Director of Research will be responsible for identifying potential sources of external funding and financial support for both science research and for academic/medical program development. The Director of Research will work with the Chief Administrative Officer, Departments of Neuroscience and Rehabilitation and the Executive Director of the NTI Research Foundation to develop short- and long-term strategies for the Center for Computational Neuroscience and the NeuroTexas Institute Research Foundation (hereafter the "Centers").

Directing an independent research program in neuroscience.

Building a computational neuroscience research program focused on translating basic science results into clinical research and on improving patient care.

Developing short- and long-term research objectives and monitoring the progress of on-going research projects.

Conducting basic research relevant to the scientific objectives and concerns of the Center, and identifying opportunities for building research collaborations with academic programs including the University of Texas and community researchers.

Authoring manuscripts for publication in high-impact scientific journals.

Working with the CAO to develop budgets for capital expenditures, research projects, labor costs and contract expenses.

Identifying potential sources of external funding to support the growth of the Center, and subsequently obtaining grant funding from relevant funding sources.

Managing the research team and ongoing operations of the research program.

Developing, coordinating and delivering educational programs for community students, including undergraduate and graduate students.

Developing outreach activities involving the public, physicians, research scientists, and local and national organizations.

Organizing and participating in meetings (both internal and external) to convey the objectives and progress of on-going research.

Working with the executive director of the NTI research foundation to identify, apply and secure funding for research projects. Meeting with potential donors and community leaders to increase community awareness regarding NTI Research program.


Significant Principal Investigator experience and publication record in basic/translational and computational neuroscience

Strong interpersonal, leadership, and management skills

Proven ability to secure research funding from federal and other sources

Strong background in data analysis including at least one of the following techniques: theoretical or applied statistics, signal processing, machine learning, or neuroimaging

Strong ability to strategize program development

Excellent ability to communicate orally and in writing


Required: Ph.D. with research program in computational neuroscience or related discipline with significant experience in a clinical environment. Candidate will have

>7 years (ideally 10+ years) of postdoctoral research experience in medical academic setting including clinical or academic program development/leadership role.

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