Assistant Research Professor NTT - Cognitive Neuroscience Core Research Lab

Columbia, MO

University of Missouri - Columbia (MU)

Job Description

The Department of Psychiatry & Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri invites applications for a research-track Assistant Professor position to work in the Health Neuroscience Center (PI. Dr. Brett Froeliger). This position will support an ongoing program of translational research on addiction. Research studies in the HNC are organized around interleaving cognitive neuroscience techniques, mobile technologies and clinical trial methodology to investigate novel treatments for substance use disorders including nicotine, cocaine and opioid use disorders. Ongoing projects include examining the effects of neurostimulation, pharmacotherapies and mindfulness-based interventions for treating addiction pathophysiology.

The laboratory is housed within the newly built Cognitive Neuroscience Systems (CNS) core facility that is equipped with a research dedicated Siemens PRISMA MRI scanner, full suite of psychophysiology, TMS and Neuronavigation equipment, numerous cognitive / behavioral testing rooms and office space for faculty, students and staff.

The successful candidate will:
Play a key role in building addiction research on campus.
Serve as the Project Director of one or more NIH funded research studies.
Have access to the CNS core facility and be provided sufficient time to plan and conduct their own independent research.


Minimum qualifications: PhD in Neuroscience, Biological Sciences or Psychology by the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will have experience conducting clinical trial research and demonstrate a publication history suggesting the potential for obtaining independent grant funding.

Application Materials

Cover letter, CV, and two manuscripts demonstrating quality of research and writing.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

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Posted: 06/24/2022