Mental Health/Behavioral Scientist
Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track)
The Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN) at Meharry Medical College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research, obtain extramural funding and be involved in PhD/residency-level training program that enhances translational, clinical and human behavioral/mental health research in CMBN, the Center for Women’s Health Research and the Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research at Meharry Medical College.
CMBN’s mission is to conduct basic, translational, clinical, social and behavioral research to generate new knowledge that will contribute to the nation's effort to reduce health disparities in the areas of neurological disease, mental health as well as drug abuse and addiction, including alcoholism, while contributing significantly to the production of the next generation of behavioral and neuroscientists. Faculty members in the center are engaged in bench-to-beside-to-community research on mechanisms of addictive disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, mood disorders, neuro-degeneration, neuron-protection strategies, neuro-toxicology, Parkinson’s disease, risk-taking behavior, and sleep disorders.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree (MD and/or PhD) in a field relevant to behavioral science/mental health and appropriate post-doctoral experience. The academic appointment will be in the department that is most consistent with the educational background and research interests of the candidate. CMBN’s investigators currently hold academic appointments in the departments of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Physiology, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Meharry Medical College is the largest private, historically black institution exclusively dedicated to educating biomedical scientists and healthcare professionals in the United States. The institution is composed of the Schools of Dentistry, Graduate Studies and Medicine.
The screening of applications is ongoing and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest summarizing their qualifications and future research plans, along with Curriculum Vitae and contact information for three references to:
Uma Rao, MD
Director, Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Meharry Medical College
1005 D. B. Todd Blvd
Nashville, TN. 37208
Meharry Medical College is an Equal Opportunity Employer