Assistant Professor - Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018

Position Summary
The Department of Psychiatry and the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine invite applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment as Assistant Professor.  We are seeking a developmental cognitive neuroscientist with experience conducting longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging studies to study early brain changes and behavior correlates in children with autism and related developmental disabilities. Knowledge and experience analyzing multiple MRI modalities (structural MRI, functional connectivity MRI, and diffusion tensor imaging) is desired. The ideal individual will have several years of experience working clinically with individuals with developmental disabilities in real-world clinical settings, as well as a strong record of scholarly research productivity, inter-disciplinary training and collaborative research experience, such as in the areas of genetics, basic science in preclinical models with translational applications, and research and clinical experience with several different neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism, Fragile X syndrome, Angelman syndrome).  The Assistant Professor will be expected to build an innovative and externally-funded research laboratory and provide excellence in training and mentoring for undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.  He or she will join a well-developed research program in developmental disabilities and will benefit from an interdisciplinary, collaborative research environment.

Educational Requirements A PhD in neuroscience, psychology, or closely related field, is required.  Rigorous postdoctoral training, demonstrated by quality, peer-reviewed publications and the ability to articulate a well thought out research plan, is required. 

Qualifications and Experience  Research experience and expertise in using longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging to study early brain development and behavior/clinical correlates in young children with developmental disabilities is required.  Research experience in the field of developmental disabilities, in an interdisciplinary research environment, is required.  Experience training and mentoring students is required. 

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated ability to write successful funding applications.

Special Instructions:  Applications may be made at:

In addition, four letters of reference must be submitted to Angela Cousin, CB# 7255, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7255.

Potential applicants who have questions or would like more information about the position should contact Angela Cousin at