[visionlist] Open-Rank Position, Department of Neuroscience at Bilkent University

Burcu Ayşen Ürgen burcu.urgen at gmail.com
Tue Oct 31 05:26:24 -04 2023

Bilkent University invites applications for multiple open-rank faculty
positions in the Department of Neuroscience. The department plans to expand
research activities in certain focus areas and accordingly seeks
applications from promising or established scholars who have worked in the
following or related fields:

   - Cellular/molecular/developmental neuroscience with a strong emphasis
   on research involving animal models.
   - Systems/cognitive/computational neuroscience with a strong emphasis on
   research involving emerging data-driven approaches, including artificial
   intelligence, robotics, brain-machine interfaces, virtual reality,
   computational imaging, and theoretical modeling.

Candidates with a research focus in those areas whose research has a
neuroimaging component are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Department’s interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience that
offers Master's and PhD degrees was established in 2014. The department is
affiliated with Bilkent’s Aysel Sabuncu Brain Research Center (ASBAM) and
the National Magnetic Resonance Research Center (UMRAM). Faculty affiliated
with the department has the privilege to access state-of-the-art research
facilities in these centers, including animal facilities,
cellular/molecular laboratory infrastructure, psychophysics laboratories,
eyetracking laboratories, EEG laboratories, a human-robot interaction
laboratory, and two MRI scanners (3T and 1.5T).

Bilkent is located in Ankara, Turkey's metropolitan capital, with daily
direct flights to Istanbul and other major European cities. Bilkent
University provides faculty members and their families with free housing,
access to private health insurance, International Baccalaureate schooling
options for dependents, and other benefits.

Qualifications and Responsibilities
Applicants should have a PhD in neuroscience or a related discipline and
should have an excellent publication record (requirements vary with rank).
A demonstrated ability or the potential to secure external research funding
will be a strong advantage. Faculty members are expected to maintain
productive research programs. Successful applicants will supervise PhD and
Master's students and teach during the Fall and Spring semesters with no
teaching requirement during summer.

The full-time appointments can begin as soon as a successful applicant is
identified, although the starting date is negotiable. Salary will be
internationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and

Application Procedure
Applicants should submit

   1. a cover letter;
   2. CV;
   3. research statement;
   4. teaching statement;
   5. pdf copies of 3 most important publications; and
   6. contact information for 3-5 professional references.

Review of applications will commence on November 1, 2023, and continue
until the positions are filled.

*Interested candidates can contact us to schedule an appointment during the
SfN annual meeting, where some members of the department will be present.*

Inquiries can be directed to nsc-admin at bilkent.edu.tr or +90 312 290 3002.
For more information, please visit the following websites:

Burcu Ayşen Ürgen, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program
Aysel Sabuncu Brain Research Center
National Magnetic Resonance Research Center
Bilkent University
06800, Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey

Email: burcu.urgen at bilkent.edu.tr
Website: http://burcu.urgen.bilkent.edu.tr
Lab: http://www.ccn.bilkent.edu.tr
Tel: +90 312 290 30 91 or +90 312 290 1807
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