Carnegie Mellon University

Position Available: Director, BrainHub at Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for the Director of BrainHub, a multi-disciplinary research partnership aimed at understanding the brain and how it gives rise to behavior. Understanding the human brain is one of the grand challenges of this century. Meeting this challenge will have a transformative impact on human health, the economy, and society but will require unprecedented conceptual and technological advances. Carnegie Mellon is poised to play a critical role in 21st century brain science. The university seeks an active and accomplished scientist with the vision and skills to engage Carnegie Mellon’s unique community of biologists, engineers, behavioural, cognitive, and computational neuroscientists interested in the brain and behavior. Successful candidates will have the experience and expertise to bridge across many disciplines both inside and outside of the university through the directorship of the highly successful scientific and training programs of Carnegie Mellon’s BrainHub initiative.

Applicants should submit as a single PDF, a cover letter, curriculum vitae and statement of research interest and leadership vision to BrainHub Director Recruitment Co-Chairs: Rebecca Doerge and Richard Scheines to

BrainHub Director Search Committee:

Rebecca Doerge, Dean, Mellon College of Science
Richard Scheines, Dean, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Aryn Gittis, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Marcel Bruchez, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry
Marlene Behrmann, George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan University Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
Aarti Singh, A. Nico Habermann Assistant Professor, Machine Learning
Alison Barth, Professor, Biological Sciences (Interim Director of BrainHub)
Lori Holt, Professor of Psychology
Robert Kass, Maurice Falk Professorship in Statistics and Computational Neuroscience  
Byron Yu,  Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Gerry Balbier, Executive Director of BrainHub (Staff)

Applicant information will remain confidential.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but for full consideration all materials should be submitted by May 15, 2017.

Carnegie Mellon considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.