Current Openings

Neuroscience Faculty Positions

The Department of Neuroscience at Yale University seeks to hire faculty in any area of neuroscience, with a preference for candidates who use neuronal or systems level analysis to investigate circuits, behavior or cognition in health and disease. 

Emphasis will be placed on recruiting at the level of Assistant Professor, but excellent applicants at Associate Professor level will also be considered. We seek candidates with an exceptional track record, potential for outstanding future achievements, and a wish to participate in a dynamic and recently expanded neuroscience community at Yale that includes the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience, the Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair (CNNR) and the Swartz Program in Theoretical Neuroscience. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our academic community. Candidates will be supported by a generous start-up and ongoing salary support, and are expected to develop a productive and innovative research program that will include the opportunity to participate in graduate and medical education. 

Candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, up to 3 representative publications, a research plan (strictly limited to 2 pages), and arrange for submission of 3 letters of recommendation. All application materials should be submitted electronically through apply.interfolio.com/54771.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and until the positions are filled with priority given to those applications received by November 17, 2018.


Managing Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience & Director of Scientific Communications, Department of Neuroscience

We have an open position for a scientist with excellent organizational, communication and writing skills, and expertise with information technology, to help shape and support the scientific activities of the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience and the Department of Neuroscience at Yale.

Duties of the position include: assist in strategic planning for Kavli activities and funding opportunities; organize Kavli scientific events; translate scientific advances at Yale to a broader audience in various formats including social media content, articles, and press releases; manage Departmental and Kavli web sites; and assist faculty in the identification of funding sources and the preparation of grant applications. He/she will be embedded in the intellectual environment of a very strong and collaborative neuroscience research community, whose focus spans from molecular and cellular neuroscience to system and cognitive neuroscience.

The applicant should have a PhD degree in a biological discipline, with a preference for neuroscience; postdoctoral experience and/or experience as an independent investigator is preferred but not required. Experience in scientific writing and outreach is highly desirable. Outstanding communication and organizational skills, enthusiasm for working with others, a drive to learn and a passion for neuroscience is required.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three writing examples, and arrange for submission of 3 letters of recommendation that should include comments on communication and writing skills. All application materials should be submitted electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/53649. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and until the position is filled with priority given to those applications received by October 15, 2018.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.