• Director, Brain Research Laboratory

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Medicine
    SOM: Emerg Med: Admin
    Location : Name
    Emory Clinic Bldg B
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with animals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp., Working with radioactive materials or devices.
    Required Documents
    Biosketch, Letter of Interest, Research Interests, Research Papers, Research Plans, Research Statement
  • Description

    Associate/Full Professor Position in Neurotrauma Research


    The Department of Emergency Medicine of the Emory University School of Medicine is seeking a well-established mid-career or senior level Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. for appointment at the rank of tenured Associate/Full Professor to undertake independent basic and/or translational research in the area of traumatic CNS injury and/or stroke. This individual will also have a leadership role as Scientific Director of the Brain Research Lab (BRL).  The Brain Research Lab is an existing group of faculty basic science researchers and their shared staff and lab space working on the development of neuroprotective and neuroregenerative treatments for TBI and/or stroke. 


    The successful applicant will have dedicated lab space and access to a wealth of existing facilities for neurotrauma research available in the Emory University School of Medicine as well as receive a nationally competitive startup package. The successful applicant will be expected to: define and implement a scientific vision for the Lab, independently develop and lead pre-clinical and translational research projects, direct and collaborate with current Lab faculty on research projects as appropriate, and oversee the training of postdoctoral scholars.  


    Applicants should have a track record of leading basic and translational research in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of traumatic CNS injury and/or stroke. Applicants who have a history of consistent federal and/or industry funding, who are highly collaborative and focus on translational science will be given top priority. Applicants should also have strong leadership skills and a consistent record of scholarly and interdisciplinary research. A record of teaching and service within the context of an academic medical system is also desirable.


    At Emory and its collaborating institutions, there is a robust and vibrant ecosystem of Trauma Research, Neuroscience, Neuroengineering, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering in Atlanta that spans the Emory School of Medicine, Rollins School of Public Health, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Other collaborative partners include The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Atlanta VA, which are adjacent to Emory’s Campus.


    The Department of Emergency Medicine embraces innovation and discovery and has a long-established record of supporting the development of safe and effective treatments for acute traumatic brain injury, concussion, stroke, and other forms of neuroinjury.  


    The Emory University School of Medicine offers nationally competitive start-up packages for faculty, state-of-the art laboratory space, and excellent fringe benefits typical of highly regarded academic institutions on the East Coast of the United States.  


    Emory University is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse work culture that respects the rights and dignity of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, height, weight, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. 


    Emory is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.


    To apply, please submit application materials, including a current CV and a cover letter describing your qualifications.


    Evaluation Criteria 

    • A track record of sustained federal and industry/philanthropic funding with emphasis on obtaining federal grants (DoD, VA, NIH) 
    • Evidence of scholarship, mentorship, and leadership experience
    • Academic credentials to warrant tenure and rank of Associate or Full Professor
    • A primary focus on preclinical research and publication in the field of traumatic CNS injury and stroke with a focus on clinical translation
    • Creative with strong collaborative skills and a demonstrated ability to catalyze innovation
    • History of promoting the professional development of the faculty, staff, and trainees 
    • A track record of interdisciplinary collaboration with clinical and basic scientists
    • Experience in working and collaboration with others in a medical school environment

    Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.


    Additional questions should be emailed under the subject header “BRL Faculty Search” to Dr. Jonathan Rupp jonathan.rupp@emory.edu


    Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.



    Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


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