[Comp-neuro] Tenure-track faculty position available

David Chopp chopp at northwestern.edu
Tue Dec 5 19:40:49 CET 2006

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY is seeking a faculty member in the area of 
Computational Neuroscience.  The appointment will be a joint tenure-track 
position in the Departments of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics 
(www.esam.northwestern.edu) and in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
(www.smpp.northwestern.edu) at the rank of assistant professor.

Possible areas of research include, but are not limited to, modeling and 
simulation of large scale neural systems and circuits relevant to human 
function and disease, computational approaches towards cellular and molecular 
factors underlying neuronal behavior, modeling and simulation of the 
structure and function of neurons and networks of neurons, genetic mechanism 
of disease, novel approaches towards brain imaging, and areas of 
computational neuroscience relevant to human neuromotor functions, broadly 

The faculty member will have extensive contact with the research and clinical 
personnel at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), a leading 
research hospital and a longtime partner of Engineering Sciences at 
Northwestern. Faculty members from the Northwestern University Neuroscience 
Program, and from the Department of Physiology in the Feinberg School of 
Medicine are also available for collaboration.

The research laboratories for the new appointee will be housed within the 
Sensory Motor performance Program, a multidisciplinary research group in the 
RIC, working in themes related to human motor function in normal and 
neurologically impaired human subjects.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and a solid background in 
applied mathematics, engineering science,  or related quantitative 
disciplines, as well as prior research experience in computational 
neuroscience. Applicants should also have the ability to establish an 
independently funded research program and have a strong commitment to 
teaching.  The starting date for the position is September 1, 2007.

For full consideration, application materials consisting of a resume, a 
statement of research and teaching interests, and at least three letters of 
recommendation should be submitted by January 15, 2007.  Applications will be 
accepted on-line:


or by mail:

Neuroscience Search Committee Chair
Dept. of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics
2145 Sheridan Road
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Applications from women and under-represented minorities are encouraged. 
Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

David Chopp                                   
Associate Professor                               
Dept. of Engineering Sciences                 
   and Applied Mathematics                    
Northwestern University                       
E-mail: chopp at northwestern.edu                
Phone: (847)-491-8391                         
Fax:   (847)-491-2178
Homepage: http://www.esam.northwestern.edu/chopp

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