Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Neurophysiology: Natal, RN, Brazil

Date Published:Nov 29, 2017

The Brain Institute in Natal (Instituto do Cérebro - ICe) of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the field of Neurophysiology in Non-Human Primates at the Assistant Professor level.

UFRN has a strong commitment to research and education as a leading University in the city of Natal, a tropical paradise in northeastern Brazil. The ICe is interested in candidates that develop research in non-human primates and analytical tools to address major challenges in Systems Neuroscience.

Successful candidates are expected to establish an internationally recognized research program, teach in graduate and/or undergraduate courses, interact with diverse faculty, staff and students across campus, and function as an active member of the ICe’s faculty.

The ICe is an interactive and vibrant community of faculty, postdocs, students and staff who contribute significantly to the science community of UFRN. In the second semester of 2018 the ICe will move to its new building within the UFRN Campus. Importantly, the new building is equipped with a large, modern and well-designed primate facility, with indoor management and surgical facilities, combined with outdoor aspects such as light and ventilation.

The ICe is in a phase of growth and offers a stimulating academic environment. Current research lines include cognitive and systems neuroscience, molecular and cell neurobiology, computational neuroscience and applied neurosciences.

The ICe is one of the stakeholders of the Bioinformatics Center, and has close interactions with the University Hospital Onofre Lopes, the Institute for Tropical Medicine, the International Institute of Physics and the Digital Metropolis Institute of UFRN, which harbors supercomputing facilities. More information about the ICe is available at: http://neuro.ufrn.br/.

The new faculty position comes with an initial monthly salary of R$ 10,043.67 (for comparison, home rental in Natal ranges from 5-15% this wage), and include labor benefits such as 13 salaries per year, and 45 days per year of paid vacations. The position will be tenured by the Federal Government with a single confirmatory evaluation three years after hiring.

UFRN aims to amplify its international spectrum, and applications of foreign researchers are strongly encouraged. Applicants should hold a PhD in Neuroscience or a related discipline, and must demonstrate excellence in research, and strong commitment to teaching.

The announcement and the application form (# 035/2017) can be found at the link "Concursos abertos" at the homepage of the Human Resource Management System (SIGRH): http://www.progesp.ufrn.br/concurso.php?id=222568781. The interval for application opens December 1st and closes on December 29th, 2017. Non-Portuguese speaking candidates should contact the Brain Institute for assistance with their application: grace@neuro.ufrn.br, kschmidt@neuro.ufrn.br .

The contest will consist of a written exam, didactic exam, memorial defense and a professional practice project, as well as a proof of titles whose evaluations are scheduled to take place from April 29th to May 15th 2018. Candidates can use either Portuguese or English in the contest.


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