The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI) at the University of California, Berkeley, is seeking a senior, internationally recognized scientist working in any area of neuroscience to serve as Director of the HWNI.

The HWNI is a multi-disciplinary institute comprising over 50 Berkeley Neuroscience faculty in nine academic departments (see Research in HWNI faculty laboratories span the entire spectrum of Neuroscience, from molecules and cells, to synapses and circuits, computation and theory, animal behavior, and human cognition. The HWNI oversees the Neuroscience Ph.D. Graduate Program and supports four technology centers in human brain imaging, molecular imaging, functional genomics, and theoretical neuroscience.

The successful candidate will lead the HWNI in recruiting new faculty, pursuing new scientific and technological directions, solidifying existing strengths, enhancing interactions among faculty groups and sub-disciplines, and promoting synergies with new campus initiatives such as stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, neural engineering, and computational biology. The new HWNI Director will also direct an exciting expansion of the UC Berkeley neuroscience faculty laboratories in the Li Ka-Shing Center for the Biomedical and Health Sciences, slated for opening in January 2012. The appointment will be made at the tenured level of Full Professor.

Applications and three letters of reference should be submitted online through (Note: Applicants should upload material ONLY when their application is ready for submission. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to change or delete material ). Potential reviewers should be referred to the Statement of Confidentiality found at:  Applications should include a complete curriculum vitae; a list of ten most significant publications; a brief description of research accomplishments; and statements of research objectives and vision for neuroscience development in Berkeley. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2011.

Our campus is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty. We encourage applications from women and under-represented minorities, and are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Inquiries may be sent to Marva de Marothy in Academic Personnel at:

The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.