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  • 2024-02-22 11:17 AM | NNS Office (Administrator)

    Position title: Postdoctoral Fellow
    Organization: Henry Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

    Location: Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland

    Summary of position: The Henry Jackson Foundation announces a full time postdoctoral position in the Department of Anatomy, Physiology & Genetics at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine. The applicant should have an interest and experience in mouse behavior testing and preclinical TBI research. Please apply via the link below.

    Link to full description:

  • 2024-02-22 9:57 AM | NNS Office (Administrator)

    Job Description: Research Fellow for TBI clinical trial

    Location: Kansas Univ Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

    We are looking for a post-doctoral research fellow to join our academic research team. 

    Qualifications:doctoral training in epidemiology, clinical trials, or clinical research methodology; or a medical degree combined with a MSc in the above disciplines. 

    Experience and interest in Injuries or TBI research would be useful, though not exclusionary. Strong manuscript writing skills are required. The position is for 2 years in the first instance and is supported by the Department of Defense for a Phase 1 TBI Randomized Controlled Trial. This is a competitive but ideal position for someone who wishes to grow with a well-funded TBI clinical research group with a possibility to be part of high impact research. 

    Renumeration will be based on standard NIH post-doctoral salary structure. Informal inquiries can be made via email:

  • 2024-02-21 10:22 AM | NNS Office (Administrator)

    The Department of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Associate Professor position in the tenure track. Expertise is required in the specific area of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, particularly as it applies to biomedical signal processing (such as electroencephalography) and imaging analysis, including quantitative tools to analyze magnetic resonance imaging of humans with neurological disorders. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree.

    Teaching responsibilities may include teaching graduate students, residents, and post-doctoral fellows in topics pertaining to Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) as it applies to the analysis of multidimensional data relevant to human disease. This will take place in formal didactic lectures, as well as supervising doctoral students and fellows.

    Research or scholarship responsibilities may include developing an independent research program related to AI/ML, with a focus on neuroimaging. It is expected that this research will be supported by extramural research grants, primarily from NIH and the Department of Defense. These research activities will include supervision of postdoctoral fellows, students, and research staff. Additionally, the successful candidate will coordinate collaborative research projects with local, national, and international collaborators, and participation in writing grants, reports, and manuscripts.

    To apply, visit

    We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

  • 2024-02-05 4:33 PM | NNS Office (Administrator)
    Position title: Post-doctoral fellowship
    Organization: Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center (DCRC), University of Missouri
    Location: 134 Research Park Dr., Columbia, MO 65211

    Summary of position:
    A post-doctoral fellowship position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Shaoping Hou at the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center (DCRC), University of Missouri - Columbia. The research team uses both rat and mouse models to study autonomic dysfunction, particularly cardiovascular and bladder disorders, after spinal cord injury (SCI). We will mainly explore cell transplantation, neural regeneration, and cell reprogramming to reconstitute central regulation for autonomic functional recovery.

    Link to full description:

    A post-doctoral fellowship position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Shaoping Hou at the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center (DCRC), University of Missouri - Columbia. The research team uses both rat and mouse models to study autonomic dysfunction, particularly cardiovascular and bladder disorders, after spinal cord injury (SCI). We will mainly explore cell transplantation, neural regeneration, and cell reprogramming to reconstitute central regulation for autonomic functional recovery. The studies will employ a wide range of neuroscience, cardiovascular, and micturition techniques including SCI animal models, physiological recordings, neural tract tracing, human iPSC differentiation, passive exercise training, pharmacological interventions, and molecular biology as well as histology.

    The candidate should have strong interests in autonomic neuroscience and experience in working with rodent, who is able to work independently, highly motivated, and enthusiastic. The post-doctoral fellow will work on neuro-cardiovascular or micturition experiments, data analysis, writing manuscripts, preparing fellowship grants (though salary support is guaranteed), and helping mentor students and technicians. This position enables the post-doc to acquire comprehensive research training in autonomic neuroscience areas for pursuing higher academic goals in the future.

    Requirements for applicants:
    • Have a Ph.D. in neuroscience/cardiovascular or related disciplines
    • Basic skills in animal surgery, histology and microscopy
    • Have a good publication record, written and spoken English proficiency
    • Although prefer 0-3 years of postdoctoral experience, we will also consider those beyond the requirement possessing related specialties, such as electrophysiology
    The Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center (DCRC) at the University of Missouri provide an outstanding academic environment for gaining training in autonomic neuroscience research. The position will be available until filled. Salary will be based on NIH scale commensurate with experience and capability. Interested applicants are invited to submit a single PDF that includes curriculum vitae, personal statement (research experience and interests), and contact information for three references to Dr. Shaoping Hou (

    Contact information: Dr. Shaoping Hou (

  • 2024-02-05 12:34 PM | NNS Office (Administrator)

    Position title

    The I. Peter Farrell SpinalCure Fellowship


    SpinalCure Australia



    Summary of position

    This prestigious award provides AUD$1.5m (c. USD$980,000) over five years to support an outstanding early/mid-career researcher undertaking innovative research which takes steps towards the goal of a cure for spinal cord injury. 

    Eligible applications will investigate novel ways to restore and/or protect communication between brain and body after a spinal cord injury, or to enhance our understanding of the spinal cord, thereby advancing the field of cure-related research. Basic science and pre-clinical projects are particularly encouraged. 

    Eligible candidates will be 3–10 years post award of their PhD and be in a position to work in Australia for the term of the Fellowship. 

    Applications close 31st July 2024 with the Fellowship term commencing in January 2025.

    Link to full description

    Contact information

    SpinalCure is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 66 064 327 448

  • 2024-02-05 12:27 PM | NNS Office (Administrator)

    Faculty Position in Translational Neuroscience/Vascular Cognitive Impairment
    Employer: University of Kentucky, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Lexington KY
    Description: The Sanders-Brown Center on Aging ( at the University of Kentucky is seeking outstanding PhD, MD, or MD/PhD scientists to fill a tenure-track, open-rank, full-time faculty position in the area of translational neuroscience/ vascular cognitive impairment. We are especially interested in collaborative translational neuroscientists with expertise in
    vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) and who focus on development of novel biomarkers and therapeutic approaches for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Potential areas of interest include, but are not restricted to, fundamental mechanisms of cerebrovascular small vessel disease in animal models of neurodegenerative disorders, development and use of fluid biomarkers to measure neurodegenerative disease progression, target engagement, analytic stratification, and/or biological responses to a therapeutic intervention. This key position will link extensive resources and expertise in aging and dementia with strong programs in stroke, cardiovascular disease and translational neuroscience in place at the University of Kentucky. The position is in the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, an established center of excellence where
    independent basic/translational and clinical scientists work in a highly collaborative environment. The Center on Aging includes the NIA-funded University of Kentucky Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center that provides outstanding resources that can support innovative research (e.g. longitudinally followed clinical cohorts, imaging, biomarkers, genetics, biospecimens, and statistical support). We are also part of the NIH-funded Mark-VCID and Diverse-VCID consortia that are developing biomarkers of brain small vessel diseases and studying the role that microvascular disease plays in risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Successful candidates will have a track record of innovation and productivity, a desire to integrate into our community of collaborative biomedical researchers, and a dedication to our values of diversity and inclusivity. Candidates will be expected to
    build and maintain a high quality, extramurally funded research program, contribute to our educational mission, and provide service to the University and academic community at a level commensurate with his/her career stage.

    Application process:

    Interested applicants may apply via the University of Kentucky Integrated Employment System here Applicants should include a CV and cover letter. The cover letter should include statements describing the applicant’s current and future research plans, teaching, service, contributions to diversity and inclusivity, and the names of three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.

    The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from
    veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities

  • 2024-01-25 3:34 PM | NNS Office (Administrator)

    The Department of Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is recruiting for a clinician-investigator, physician-scientist, or Ph.D. scientist to provide leadership in innovative research and education related to neurosurgery, particularly related to skull base brain tumors and/or traumatic brain injury.  The successful candidate will be expected to lead the department to new levels of excellence in brain tumors and/or brain injury, and thereby make a lasting impact within UCLA Health and the UCLA campus.  As a pre-eminent clinician or scientist, scholar, and leader, the candidate will be considered for the inaugural Donald P. Becker, M.D. Endowed Term Chair in Neurosurgery. 

    Successful candidates should have national recognition and distinguished scholarship in neurosurgery or neuroscience at the Associate or Full Professor rank in the In-Residence Series or Health Science series.

    The initial term of the Donald P. Becker, M.D. Endowed Term Chair in Neurosurgery is for five years with the option of reappointment per regularly established University procedures for endowed chair appointments.  The endowment will provide special financial recognition to the individual selected to support resident and graduate student education, research, supplies, educational activities, and other areas related to further the mission of the Department of Neurosurgery, the DGSOM, and the campus. It is expected that the holder of the endowed chair will advance appropriately through the faculty ranks based on their scholarly activities, teaching, professional competence, and service to the University and community.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Develop a nationally prominent clinical and/or research program in the areas of brain tumors or brain injury.
    • Serve as a mentor to graduate students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty.
    • Develop training and education initiatives for medical students, residents and faculty interested in brain tumors or brain injury.
    • Foster collaborative relationships and interdisciplinary research teams and encourage scholarship in the areas of research and treatment related to brain tumors or brain injury.

    Qualification Requirements:  PhD, MD, or MD/PhD or equivalent degree(s); Candidates must have active extramural research funding in brain tumors and/or traumatic brain injury at UCLA or that is transferable to UCLA, a strong record of publication and career development in biomedical animal- and/or human-based research and demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring. In addition, the candidate must have the ability to anticipate change and implement initiatives to meet the challenges of academic medicine and science, a demonstrated commitment to diversity, and excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with administration, trainees, researchers, clinicians, faculty in other disciplines, and staff. The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment is required.


    Preferred  qualifications (required at time of application)

    • PhD, MD, or MD/PhD or equivalent degree(s)
    • Candidates must have active extramural research funding in brain tumors and/or brain injury at UCLA or that is transferable to UCLA.
    • Strong record of publication and career development in biomedical animal- and/or human-based research.
    • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring.


    Document requirements

    • Cover Letter
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Statement of Research Experience and Interests
    • Statement of Teaching
    • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Reference requirements

    • 3-5 required (contact information only)

    Apply link:

    Search Committee:

    Linda M. Liau, MD, PhD (chair)

    Aria Fallah, MD

    Langston Holly, MDNanthia Suthana, PhD

    Paul Vespa, MD

    The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See The salary range for this position is $173,000 to $313,800. This position [includes/may include] membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

    The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at

    The David Geffen School of Medicine Anti-racism roadmap is our co-created path to ensuring racial justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to actively dismantling structural racism in our organization as described in more detail at:

    All aspects of searches are confidential and all candidates are expected to review and abide by UC Regents Policy 1111 on Statement on Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct

    The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

    As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

  • 2023-12-04 5:42 AM | NNS Office (Administrator)

    Position title: Center Director

    Organization: Brain Rehabilitation Research Center
    Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Gainesville, Florida

    The Brain Rehabilitation Research Center (BRRC) at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center (MRVAMC) in Gainesville, FL is seeking a new Center Director. The BRRC is one of fourteen national Centers sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Rehabilitation Research and Development (RR&D) Service and has been continuously funded since 1999. The mission of the BRRC is to leverage principles of neuroplasticity to treat and improve motor, cognitive, and behavioral/emotional function in Veterans with neurologic disease or injury. Comprised of both clinical and preclinical research, the BRRC’s portfolio focuses on functional recovery as well as central and peripheral mechanisms of dysfunction and treatment in areas of traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), spinal cord injury (SCI), and stroke.

    The BRRC Director is expected to:

    • Serve the Center’s mission with vision and strategic planning to enhance the research portfolio,improve impact on rehabilitation practice, expand ability to recruit and retain both young and established investigators, increase participation in multi-center rehabilitation trials, and promote national leadership in areas of BRRC rehabilitation research.
    • Oversee the BRRC’s annual budget, which includes the core grant award, local Medical Center support, and special project funds from RR&D (total center funding exceeds $1 million per year, not including investigator-initiated grants and awards).
    • Work closely with the Associate Chief of Staff for Research (ACOS/R), Deputy Chief of Staff for Research (DCOS/R) and Medical Center leadership to ensure that sufficient VA resources and research space are available to support the BRRC’s research activities.
    • Work closely with BRRC’s Medical Director to foster and engage MRVAMC clinicians and clinical services in rehabilitation studies.
    • Provide scientific and administrative leadership and mentorship to both young and established clinical and preclinical Investigators and Staff of the Center.
    • Demonstrate by personal example a dedication to compassionate care, personal and professional development, and effective communication and outreach.
    • Act as a BRRC representative in a national group of VA RR&D Center Directors and VA Central Office Staff.

    The BRRC currently supports a multidisciplinary group of 13 Investigators and 3 trainees and operates a budget approximating $8 million in annual research grants funded by VA, other federal agencies (e.g., NIH, DOD, etc.), and private foundations. The Center has 8,000 square feet of research space, including clinical and wet labs at MRVAMC. Its research is organized into three initiatives and two cores: Rehabilitation Neuroscience Initiative, Cognitive and Emotion Function Initiative, Motor Function Initiative, Neuroimaging and Biomarkers Core and Human Motor Performance Core. A four-member administration team provides the infrastructure support.The Center Director position will be supported by medical center funds, with an appointment ranging from 5/8th to 8/8th. A competitive start-up package and lab space will be provided. VA offers an outstanding benefits package that includes federally subsidized health insurance, retirement benefits (Thrift Savings Plan with matching contributions and a federal pension), 11 federal holidays, 4-8 hours of paid time off earned per every two weeks (depending on duration of federal employment), and an additional 4 hours of sick time earned every two weeks.

    In addition, a joint appointment at the University of Florida (UF; the academic affiliate to MRVAMC), may be negotiated based on the needs of UF and the credentials of the applicant. The specific UF College, Department, and academic rank for a joint appointment would occur in consultation with UF, according to the applicant’s training, academic discipline, existing funding, scholarly achievements, and the associated department’s resources and needs.

    Position Requirements:

    Candidates must have earned a M.D., Ph.D, or other doctoral degree in a scientific field relevant to the BRRC Mission and are expected to have an active and distinguished record of research and scholarly achievement within the field(s) of TBI, PTSD, SCI, and/or stroke rehabilitation through grants supported by VA, other federal agencies (e.g., NIH, DOD, etc.), and/or private foundations. Candidates should have a significant history of research funding, and evidence of successful mentoring to both young and established scientists. Previous experience as a Center Director or Co-Director within VA or a university setting is preferred but not required.

    To ask questions or if you are interested in applying, please contact Yi Zhang, PhD (; individuals who wish to apply should provide their CV, a cover letter describing their research program and their research vision for the future and contact information for 3-5 professional references.

  • 2023-07-26 1:17 PM | Anonymous
    Job posting for this position closed; post no longer available as of 2024 - 01 - 26
  • 2023-06-23 11:49 AM | Anonymous
    Job posting for this position closed; post no longer available as of 2024 - 01 - 25
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