Mizzou is positioned to become a national leader in Brain Science research. We are seeking exceptional faculty to move MizzouForward in areas related to neuroscience. To further interdisciplinary collaboration, the university will consider faculty candidates in several areas of research, including basic science, clinical researchers and clinician scientists.
- Neuro trauma
- Neuro addiction
Candidates with compelling research success outside these categories will also be considered.
Mizzou is one of a handful of public universities with veterinary medicine, nursing, medicine, agriculture, animal science, nuclear research and health professions on the same campus. Having all of these within a few minutes of one another create robust opportunities for collaboration as well as infrastructure for researchers. Centers, institutes and programs include:
- Cognitive Neuroscience Center
- Mo-CARE, the Missouri Center for Addiction Research and Engagement
- The Comparative Neurology Program explores inherited developmental and degenerative diseases of the nervous system and is involved with translational research for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
- Close affiliation with the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital located on the MU Campus.
- State of the Art facilities available to researchers including:
- Cryo EM
- Clinical Translational Science Unit (CTSU) is a hub of activity for exercise and nutrition science, cognition studies, first-in-human clinical testing and more.
- Cognitive Neuroscience Systems
- MAGNETOM Terra 7 Tesla (7T) MRI scanner
- Animal Research Centers including the Rat Resource and Research Center and the National Swine Resource and Research Center.
- Neural Engineering Laboratory
At the University of Missouri, collaborations of the Comparative Neurology Program exist amongst the Laboratory for Comparative Ophthalmology, Animal Molecular Genetic Diseases Laboratory, Feline Genetics Laboratory, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program, Voice Swallow and Airway Center, and the Mason Eye Institute as we work together to develop an understanding of the causes of genetically based diseases of the nervous system and developing prevention and treatment strategies.
MizzouForward is comprised of multiple advisory committees. Each committee is interdisciplinary in its composition and they review the applicant materials, conduct Zoom interviews with candidates and make recommendations to the hiring authorities.