Assistant Professor in the Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases


The College of Science at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in rare diseases. This is an endowed, junior chair position in the Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases (

We seek outstanding candidates who conduct cutting-edge biomedical research. Prospective candidates must have a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience with demonstrated research accomplishments. Candidates with research programs in rare diseases including, but not limited to, those in neurobiology, cancer and immunology are encouraged to apply.

Hiring is anticipated at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Biological Sciences. The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program in rare diseases. They will have the opportunity to actively engage in the Center for Rare and Neglected Disease’s private-public-partnerships with the pharmaceutical industry, as well as innovative research training that includes mentored graduate and undergraduate scholarship in rare diseases, and other Center initiatives of patient-centered research. The successful candidate will engage in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

A diverse community of Notre Dame researchers is supported by numerous Centers and Institutes including, the Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Harper Cancer Research Institute, Eck Institute for Global Health, Keck Center for Transgene Research, Center for the Study of Biocomplexity, and Center for Zebrafish Research. Additional facilities to support research include the AAALAC-accredited Freimann Animal Facility, Integrated Imaging Facility, and cores in Structural Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics and Proteomics.

The position includes an attractive salary, a competitive start-up package, and laboratory space tailored to the applicant’s research needs. Information on the center, department and other college faculty and facilities can be found at http://biology.nd.edu, and Opportunities also exist for collaboration with faculties at the adjoining Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend.   

Application Instructions

Qualified individuals should send in pdf format, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference to: Queries can/may be directed to  Review of applications will commence on November 1, 2019, and continue until suitable candidates are identified.