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Tenure Track position available in Neural Development and Physiology at UNAM, Mexico

Posted by , on 4 December 2015

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

The Department of Neural Development and Physiology at Institute of Cell Physiology at the National University of Mexico (, is seeking for outstanding candidates to apply for a tenure track position equivalent to Assistant Professor. Application deadline: February 29th , 2016


Candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Ph.D. degree.
  • Three years (minimum) of postdoctoral experience.
  • Excellent academic and publication records (at least 8-10 publications in prestigious journals), showing a record of scientific contributions in areas related to neural development and physiology.
  • The proposal should include multidisciplinary experimental approaches and the use of cutting edge techniques.
  • To be under 37 years old for men and 39 years old for women at the time of the official incorporation date.
  • It is desirable that the candidates are eligible or awardees of grants to establish their own independent laboratory.



  • To lead a research group with an innovative and independent project.
  • To be eager to integrate into a multidisciplinary team and collaborate.
  • To obtain external financial support for his/her research.
  • To train young researchers at bachelor and graduate levels.
  • To communicate his/her discoveries to the society.
  • To support the development of the institution.


The Institute will provide:

  • Laboratory space
  • Access to institutional equipment and service units.
  • Salary (depending on applicant qualifications).


Submit your application before February 29th, 2016 to and addressed to Dr. Marcia Hiriart Urdanivia Director of the Institute of Cell Physiology, including:

  • Cover letter describing research experience and interests, a list of all publications highlighting the most relevant ones with a brief explanation of their importance and PDF of all publications.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference or contacts of professionals providing reference letters.
  • Research plan (no more than 10 pages)

A copy of the full application should be submitted to


Selection: a Selection Committee will evaluate Applicants. On April 1st, 2016, selected candidates will be asked to give a seminar at the Institute and will be interviewed by faculty members, any time between April 15th and May 20th, 2016.


Selection announcement: not later than June 14th, 2016.


Position available to start: Between August 16th and September 16th, 2016.

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