Open Positions

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track – Posting #: 0624111 – Open Until Filled

The Department of Neuroscience of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, home of the center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG), seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor. Applicants holding a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and demonstrating outstanding scientific achievement will be considered. This is an open search but preference will be given to candidates whose research addresses neural circuitry/systems neuroscience, neurodegeneration, or glia biology.

The University of Virginia provides a dynamic intellectual environment with opportunities for cutting-edge research collaborations. Neuroscience at the University of Virginia is an institution-wide strength that brings together faculty from the Department of Neuroscience with exceptional faculty in a number of other departments in the College and the School of Medicine. Outstanding contributions to these research endeavors come from Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. (MSTP), and undergraduate training programs in the neurosciences.

Charlottesville and central Virginia offer a distinctive community for both personal and professional activities. A strong sense of community exists in the region along with excellent educational resources for people of all ages. Charlottesville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Shenandoah National Park and is consistently listed among the top cities in national rankings of the most desirable places to live. It offers a thriving community with vibrant art and music scenes along with annual film, book, and innovation festivals.

To apply visit and search for Posting # 0624111, or search, complete a candidate profile, and provide a cover letter, CV, two-page research statement, and list of three references.

The position will remain open until filled. For questions about the position, please contact Tajie Harris, PhD, at For questions about the application process, please contact Jon Stafford, Department Administrator, at


Assistant Professor, Research-Track – Posting #:0624065 – Open Until Filled

The Center for Brain Immunology and Glia at the University of Virginia is seeking candidates for a tenure-ineligible Research Assistant Professor to work in the lab of Dr. Jonathan Kipnis. This position will concentrate on developing and applying state-of-the-art molecular tools to study neuronal circuitry. The selected candidate will design his/her own projects in conjunction with the PI and collaborate with other scientists in the lab.

As a member of the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia, the candidate is expected to interact with other faculty members and participate in center activities. The selected candidate will also be expected to formulate an independent project, which will result in publication in peer reviewed journals, and subsequently, submit grants for individual funding.

Candidates must have a PhD in Neuroscience or a related field with extensive expertise in electrophysiology, imaging, animal behavior, molecular biology and/or system neuroscience. Knowledge of immunology and glia biology is an advantage but is not required. A substantial publication record is expected. A strong expertise in genetics and cutting-edge technologies of genome editing will be beneficial to success in this role.

For additional information about the position (no application materials please), contact the search committee chair, Dr. Jonathan Kipnis, at

To apply, visit and search for posting 0624065. Complete a candidate profile, and provide a cover letter, CV, and list of three references. The position will remain open until filled.


To view all of our open positions, please visit the Jobs@UVA page and search for jobs in the Department of Neuroscience. If you are interested in working with a particular PI, please contact them directly.