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Faculty Position in Translational Neuroscience

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The Department of Neurological Surgery is inviting applications for a faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor (50% Tenure Track; 50% In Residence). We seek an outstanding candidate who studies fundamental mechanisms of neural function/dysfunction and works broadly in the areas of CNS injury and repair, translational neuroscience (e.g., traumatic brain injury, epilepsy), and/or analysis of neural circuitry. The Neurological Surgery Department’s research programs are currently focused on traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, stem cell biology and neuromodulation of brain activity, including deep brain stimulation. Individuals with interests and/or skills that can contribute to or enhance these areas of research are encouraged to apply.

A Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent, and postdoctoral experience in an appropriate discipline are required. The successful applicant will hold an academic appointment in the School of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery. He/she will be expected to develop an independent, extramurally funded research program at the cutting edge of neurobiology and will contribute to the teaching mission of the University within the School of Medicine and the University-wide Neuroscience Graduate Program. This includes mentoring of graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and medical residents. Research activities will be housed in the Neurological Surgery research laboratories in the UC Davis School of Medicine Neuroscience Building on the Davis Campus. The Neurosurgery faculty is well integrated into the neuroscience community at UC Davis, with close and collegial interactions with members of the Center for Neuroscience as well as faculty from other campus institutes, departments, and graduate programs.

This recruitment is conducted at the assistant/associate rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant/associate rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.

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 Davis Health welcomes applications from women and under-represented minorities. The university has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available

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For full consideration, applications must be received by May 15, 2017. However, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2018. The following information is required: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, contact information for 3 references, a statement of research and teaching interests and experience, copies of up to five representative publications and the Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Qualified candidates should apply on-line at

For additional information:
Gene G. Gurkoff, MD.
Professor, Neurological Surgery

Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

  • Pub #1

  • Pub #2

  • Pub #3

  • Pub #4

  • Pub #5

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)