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Assistant/Associate/Professor (Cognitive Neurosciences)
The Neuroscience Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina seek applications for a tenure-track faculty position in cognitive neuroscience. The new faculty will have an appointment in a relevant department and be part of a new Cognitive Neuroscience Center, located on the medical school campus in Charleston. They will interact with faculty in the Department of Neurosciences, Department of Psychiatry, Neuroscience of Addiction Research Center, and Center on Aging among others. Applicants must have a strong academic record of independent research with a Ph.D. or M.D. degree and expertise in neurophysiology in behaving animals, functional neuroimaging in animals or humans, or other cognitive neuroscience approaches. Newly renovated laboratory space, new animal and human research imaging facilities, and attractive startup packages and benefits are available. Appointment to an endowed chair may be possible for senior, highly qualified individuals. Rank is commensurate with experience.

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NEI and VA funded Positions
Molecular and Cell Biology of AMD

Postdoctoral fellow(s) - Recent Ph.D. or equivalent, with experience in molecular biology, protein chemistry, immunohistochemistry and cell biology preferred.  Experience with complement biology and/or animal models of AMD will be advantageous.

Research Assistant – Recent B.S. or equivalent with skills in electrophysiology or microscopy preferred.  Will also be responsible for maintaining animal colonies.

Our research focuses on identifying complement-mediated pathology in models of AMD (RPE cultures and mouse models).  The project aim to answer the following essential questions: 1) which complement pathway is involved in RPE damage and CNV in dry and wet AMD; 2) is complement produced locally within the eye or is it recruited from the circulation; 3) do oxidative stress and complement act synergistically in the disease process; 4) does complement activation control secretion of factors contributing to pathology; and most importantly, 5) can we target the complement cascade therapeutically.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and names of three references to:
Bärbel (Barb) Rohrer, Ph.D., Department of Ophthalmology, Storm Eye Institute, 167 Ashley Ave, Rm 511, Charleston, SC 29425; email Department of Ophthalmology

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Faculty Positions
Department of Neurosciences

With the near completed construction of two new multi-disciplinary research buildings at the Medical University of South Carolina, the Department of Neurosciences is seeking applications for several tenure-track faculty positions at both junior and senior levels. Applicants should have broad interests in molecular, cellular or systems neuroscience, a Ph.D or M.D, and an excellent record of research productivity. We are particularly interested in candidates that are using new technologies to link neural circuits with behavior in animal models. Applicants with in vivo expertise in two-photon or other high-resolution imaging methods, genetically encoded sensors and light-activated ion channels are especially encouraged to apply. Startup packages for individual investigators will include a generous budget for all equipment needs.  For qualifiedcandidates, endowed chairs in neuroscience are available.

The Department of Neurosciences currently receives more than $24 million in annual research funding from the NIH, and is nationally ranked # 2 in NIH funding for “Neuroscience” departments  The Medical University of South Carolina is located in the historic city of Charleston, which is the fastest-growing municipality in South Carolina and is consistently ranked nationally among the most livable cities.
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply ONLINE at (select “Search Postings” on the left; then please enter requisition ID number 046814 on the right; then select “view” under job title to apply).  Your ONLINE application for this position should include a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a cover letter expressing your qualifications and statement of research interests addressed to: Prakash Kara, PhD, Chair Neurosciences Search Committee, Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina, 173 Ashley Ave, Suite 410, Charleston, SC 29425. e-mail:

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