Job ID: 118341

Assistant Professor Positions in Neuroscience

Position: Group Leader

Deadline: 15 May 2024

City: Trieste

Country: Italy

Institution: SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies)

Department: Neuroscience


The Neuroscience Department of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA; invites expressions of interest from scientists from various fields of Neuroscience for multiple tenure-track positions with anticipated start in 2025.

Ongoing neuroscience research at SISSA includes cognitive neuroscience, computational and theoretical neuroscience, systems neuroscience, molecular and cellular research as well as genomics and genetics. The Department intends to potentiate its activities in these fields and to strengthen cross-field interactions. Expressions of interest from scientists in any of these fields are welcome. The working and teaching language of SISSA is English. This is an equal opportunity career initiative and we encourage applications from qualified women, racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Your Profile
Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant field and a proven record of research achievements. A clear potential to promote and lead research activities, and a specific interest in training and supervising PhD students is essential. Interested colleagues should present an original and innovative plan for their independent future research. We encourage both proposals within existing fields at SISSA as well as novel ideas outside of those or spanning various topics and methodologies of Neuroscience.

About the Institute
SISSA is an international school promoting basic and applied research in Neuroscience, Mathematics and Physics and dedicated to the training of PhD students. Lab space and other resources will be commensurate with the appointment. Shared facilities include cell culture rooms, viral vector facilities, confocal microscopes, animal facilities, molecular and biochemical facilities, human cognition labs with EEG, TMS, and eye tracking systems, mechatronics workshop, and computing facilities. Agreements with national and international MRI scanning facilities are also in place. SISSA encourages fruitful exchanges between neuroscientists and other researchers including data scientists, physicists and mathematicians.

How to get in touch
Interested colleagues are invited to send a single pdf file including a full CV, a brief description of past and future research interests (up to 1,000 words), and the names of three referees to Selected candidates will be invited for an online or in-person seminar and 1-on-1 meetings in summer/autumn 2024.

Deadline: A first evaluation round will consider all applications submitted before 15 May 2024. Later applications might be considered if no suitable candidates have been identified yet.