Neurology Physician-Scientist, Assistant/Associate Professor, Neurology, Neurodegeneration (Tenure-Track)

Stony Brook University

Neurology Physician-Scientist, Assistant/Associate Professor, Neurology, Neurodegeneration (Tenure-Track)

Location: Stony Brook, New York
Open Date: Jun 20, 2024
Deadline: Sep 20, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Neurology at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University is seeking physician-scientists with basic and translational research interests to join a multidisciplinary team interested in developing and applying bench research or neuroimaging technologies to the study of Parkinson’s disease or other neurodegenerative disorders. The position is tenure-eligible and successful candidates will be appointed at either assistant or associate professor level and will receive space and startup funds commensurate with experience and achievement.

Competitive candidates will lead a robust basic or translational research program and will serve as mentors to research and clinical trainees from affiliate institutional departments. As such, appointees must have experience conducting bench, clinical or translational or neuroimaging research, have a track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and demonstrate success securing extramural funding including current funding (this may be a K award). Exceptional opportunities exist to collaborate with faculty from the Departments of Neurobiology & Behavior, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, among other departments across the health science and undergraduate campuses. Stony Brook is host to an array of core services, including small animal MRI, uCT, and PET imaging facilities on the ground floor of the Renaissance School of Medicine campus. Moreover, Neurobiology & Behavior has established the Thomas Hartman Center for PD Research, awarding pilot research funding to over 20 faculty researchers in different basic and clinical departments across SBU. Stony Brook is also on the cutting edge of developing novel PET imaging approaches to uncover the fundamental underpinnings of neuropsychiatric conditions.

Applicants with clinical training in adult or child neurology will be appointed in the relevant clinical division and will provide clinical coverage in inpatient and outpatient services. They will also contribute to the educational mission by mentoring research trainees and teaching and supervising medical students, residents, and fellows.

Comprised of the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, and Neurobiology and Behavior, The Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute hosts several cross-disciplinary clinical programs. Coupled with outstanding preclinical and translational research programs, the Department of Neurology is host to adult and child neurology residency programs and fellowships in cerebrovascular, epilepsy, neurophysiology, and neuroimmunology. SBU is a Comprehensive Stroke Center providing 24/7 coverage for neuro-endovascular procedures, neurocritical care ICU support, and neurovascular neurosurgery. The Movement Disorders team collaborates closely with the Departments of Neurosurgery and Psychiatry to support deep brain stimulation, tic disorders, and other multidisciplinary programs.

Required Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D., Ph.D. degrees (or foreign equivalent). Research experience and accomplishments in either basic, translational, or clinical research. Board certification in neurology by the ABPN and hold or be eligible for medical licensure in New York. Possess a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals. Demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills and the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Evidence of success competing for extramural, federal funding. Evidence of success in obtaining extramural funding, managing a basic research laboratory, or leading clinical trials.

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Special Notes

Tenure/Non-Tenure Track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. To qualify for tenure and/or a senior faculty appointment, the candidate must meet the criteria established by the School of Medicine (School of Medicine’s Criteria for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure).

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible.

Campus Description

Long Island’s premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine, represents Stony Brook University’s entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, the five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 624 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children’s, with more than 180 pediatric specialists in 30 specialties, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region. In the Medical and Research Translation (MART) building, two floors are occupied by Stony Brook University Cancer Center’s outpatient services, and four floors are devoted to cancer research. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential core values at Stony Brook Medicine. We believe we do our best and most impactful work when we leverage our diverse, equitable and inclusive perspectives. We are proud to recruit and hire talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

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