Tenured or Tenure-Track Open Rank Faculty Position, Basic/Translational Science, in the Rutgers Addiction Research Center/ Brain Health Institute 

The Brain Health Institute (BHI; https://brainhealthinstitute.rutgers.edu) and Rutgers Addiction Research Center (RARC; https://addiction.rutgers.edu) are recruiting a tenured or tenure track faculty member at the Assistant/Associate/Professor level to expand our research portfolio in the basic/translational science of substance use disorders, broadly defined to include preclinical or human subjects-based research programs. The specific area of research is open, and can include but is not limited to animal behavior, animal or human psychopharmacology, neuroimaging, biomarker development, and/or interventions development/therapeutics. 

The RARC, an initiative of the BHI, is an academic research center that brings together researchers from across the Rutgers campuses, medical schools, and health systems for collaborative, interdisciplinary work focused on tackling addiction. With over 150 faculty who work across the domains of Basic Science; Epidemiology, Etiology, & Prevention; Treatment & Recovery; and Public Policy, the RARC is the only comprehensive addiction center in New Jersey. The RARC creates opportunities for collaboration and community, bringing together faculty with a passion for innovative, cross-disciplinary research who are employing cutting edge approaches. These activities are supported by the largest university-based human cell and DNA repository in the world as well as recently established centers focused on human brain imaging, computational neuroscience, gene editing, etc. 

The successful candidate must have a PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree as well as a research program with currently active federal funding addressing key questions regarding addiction. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent start-up package. Candidates at the Associate/Professor level faculty positions will be considered for an Associate Director role, a leadership position overseeing the growth of targeted research areas within the RARC. 

Rutgers University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The BHI and RARC specifically are actively working to ensure that our faculty composition reflects diversity. We especially welcome applications from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM (including women, Black, Latinx, Indigenous and LGBTQ+ scientists). 

To become a part of our vibrant research community, applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, and a brief statement of research accomplishments and plans (one page maximum) to Dr. Chris Pierce and Dr. Anna Konova, Chairs of the search committee, at: chris.pierce@rutgers.edu and anna.konova@rutgers.edu.

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