The Department of Biomedical Sciences and the Charles E. Kubly
Mental Health Research Center at Marquette University seeks an
inaugural Director for a Neuroscience Collaboratory.
The vision for the Collaboratory is to improve the productivity,
impact, and efficiency of the neuroscience research being conducted
in our department. The Collaboratory will do this by completing
large research projects that span multiple programs,
acquiring/optimizing new techniques that extend the capabilities of
our neuroscience programs, and assisting with regulatory
compliance, training of lab staff, and other aspects of the
scientific workflow that are more efficiently done centrally rather
than in each individual lab.
The Collaboratory will be generously resourced with permanent
funds to ensure long-term sustainability. Resources include a
faculty position with full salary and benefit support for the
director, endowed funds for operational costs and technical staff
salary, and existing equipment needed to complete collaborative
The responsibilities of the director will include team
recruitment and management, assay optimization, data collection,
record keeping and documentation including generating project
reports, assisting with regulatory compliance and finance
management, supporting manuscript and grant submissions, and
providing in-depth technical training for departmental graduate
- PhD in Neuroscience or related field
- Post-graduate experience
- Experience managing a team of researchers
- Excellent communication skills that include proficiency in
- Experience managing collaborative projects among multiple
- Strong grantsmanship skills
- Experience managing direct research budgets
- Exceptional technical skills in multiple relevant assays.
Examples include confocal or two-photon microscopy, cell culture,
HPLC, FACS, immunohistochemistry, qPCR, western blotting, fiber
photometry, slice recording, and/or rodent behavioral assays.
- Demonstrated ability to rapidly learn new techniques
- Experience teaching and mentoring students and technical
- Experience conducting research in the private sector
Marquette University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are
committed to fostering a diverse community that ensures equal
compensation and access to services, programs, and activities,
without regard to an individual's race, color, age, sex, gender
identity/expression, or sexual orientation.
Milwaukee is a vibrant community located on Lake Michigan. It
has recently been recognized as one of the best places to live by
U.S. News and others. Milwaukee’s high ranking is due to its
affordability, quality of life, and access to urban amenities
without the challenges typical of many large cities.
To learn more about the team or the opportunity, please
or contact Dr. David Baker, Chair of Biomedical Sciences at