Jobs Available at the Brain Health Institute

Tenure track Assistant Professor in Human Neuroimaging

The Rutgers Brain Health Institute (Gary Aston-Jones, Director; is recruiting a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level who uses innovative fMRI approaches to image human brain activity at the new Center for Advanced Human Brain Imaging Research (CAHBIR) on the Busch campus in Piscataway, NJ. Additional approaches such as EEG, tDCS and rTMS to study human brain function would also be attractive. Applicants must have a PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree, and a research program with currently active federal funding. Quality of research and fit within one or more of the four focus areas of the Rutgers Brain Health Institute are important criteria (Neurodevelopment, Neurodegeneration, Motivational and Affective Neuroscience, Cognitive and Sensory Neuroscience). We offer a highly competitive salary and an excellent start-up package.
With over 250 neuroscience faculty labs engaged in basic and clinical research, and proximity to New York, Princeton and Philadelphia neuroscience communities, Rutgers offers tremendous collaborative opportunities and core facilities to support and grow an active research program.  With a newly awarded NIH CTSA, Rutgers also offers unique opportunities to speed the translation of research discoveries into improved patient care. Outstanding core facilities will support this position, including a new research-dedicated 3T Prisma MRI scanner and a human behavioral testing core developed and operated in collaboration with Princeton University. In addition, the Rutgers-Princeton Center for Cognitive Computational Neuropsychiatry (CCNP) pursues recent advances in cognitive and computational neuroscience to understand how multiple aspects of brain function support complex processes such as perception, memory, decision-making and executive control. The goal of CCNP is to leverage the expertise in Princeton’s department of Psychology and Neuroscience Institute, and in Rutgers’ departments of Psychology, Psychiatry and Computer Science, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, and the Rutgers Brain Health Institute.  Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS) carries out interdisciplinary research in cognitive science. Researchers from several disciplines, most prominently psychology, linguistics, computer science, and philosophy, come together at RuCCS to learn about the theories and research programs of other scholars with overlapping interests but very different backgrounds.  Rutgers-Piscataway has the world’s largest university-based cell and DNA biorepository, RUCDR, to facilitate human genetic studies.
Rutgers values a culturally diverse faculty; we strongly encourage applications from female and underrepresented minority candidates. Applicants should submit a CV, statement of research accomplishments and plans, and at least 3 letters of reference to Dr. David Zald, Director of CAHBIR and Chair of the search committee, at
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law.  As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.