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Assistant/Associate Neuroscientist or Biochemist

Merrimack College
North Andover, Massachusetts
Highly Competitive Start-Up Package
Closing date
Mar 24, 2024

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Position Overview: Assistant/Associate Neuroscientist or Biochemist
Merrimack College, located 25 miles north of Boston, is excited to announce an opportunity to
take part in creating an outstanding regional research university. The School of Arts and
Sciences invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in the
areas of neuroscience or biochemistry, beginning Fall 2024. The successful candidate will be
expected to pursue a research program that addresses neuroscience questions from a biochemical
perspective, establish an externally funded research program, and direct the research of students
at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
The successful candidate’s research efforts will be supported by Merrimack’s new Shared
Instrumentation Research Facility (SIRF), a state-of-the-art life sciences research space. The
SIRF is fully equipped with an array of instruments and a dedicated lab manager with a focus on
supporting research in the life sciences. Merrimack College is committed to growing focused
areas of research distinction that will allow faculty to make high-impact contributions in their
areas of expertise. As part of our strategic plan, the Agenda for the Future, we are on the road to
R2 status, and we have a long-term vision to launch Ph.D. programs in applied life sciences
within the next 5 years.
What we offer:
The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive start-up package to support
establishing and growing their research program. We are dedicated to providing the necessary
resources and infrastructure to enable our faculty to achieve their research goals and contribute to
developing a leading-edge research environment, including a robust Office of Sponsored
Programs to support extramurally funded research. We also support ongoing professional
development to help our faculty stay at the forefront of their respective fields.
Join our mission:
Join us in our institution’s mission to create a research university that serves as a hub for
innovation and knowledge creation. We believe in the power of research to enlighten minds,
engage hearts, and empower lives to transform society and change lives. By focusing on the
development of research clusters, labs, and research centers, we aim to create an ecosystem that
fosters collaboration, drives technological advancements, and contributes to solving global
Required Qualifications:
● Ph.D. in neuroscience, biochemistry, or related field.
● Evidence of outstanding research productivity and/or potential, as demonstrated
by publications, conference presentations, grant submissions, and funding awards.
● Commitment to excellence in mentoring and teaching at the undergraduate and
graduate levels.
Preferred Qualifications:
● Record of extramural research funding commensurate with career stage.
● Consistent record of advising, supervising, and mentoring undergraduate and
graduate students.
● Research and teaching philosophies that align with the Merrimack’s Augustinian
mission and Agenda for the Future.


Merrimack College is a selective, independent four-year Catholic college offering liberal arts, business, science and engineering, and education programs within a residential setting. Merrimack’s distinguished faculty members teach a talented student body in a learning environment vigorously committed to the transforming values and benefits of the liberal arts. In the Augustinian tradition, Merrimack’s community embraces scholarship, service to others, and provides students with opportunities to develop intellectually, spiritually, socially, and ethically.

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