The University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus is seeking a Director for the Institute of Neurobiology, an interdepartmental, interdisciplinary research facility with a long and rich history of research excellence. Established in 1967 by the prominent neurophysiologist Dr. Jose del Castillo, the Institute is located in the heart of the culturally vibrant historical center of Old San Juan, and serves as a flagship for neuroscience research in the Caribbean and beyond. Its members carry out basic research into the fundamental mechanisms underlying nervous system function and development, with particular, but not exclusive, focus on environmental neuroscience, neuroethology and neural plasticity.

The Director is responsible for the administration and leadership of the Institute’s research efforts, and the professional development of its faculty. The faculty at the Institute of Neurobiology receive strong institutional support from the University of Puerto Rico, and are funded by NIH and NSF research programs. The Director will supervise two federally funded programs: a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE-NIGMS) focused on neural plasticity, and a Center of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST- NSF) dedicated to the new field of environmental neuroscience.

The Director should qualify for a faculty appointment at the level of full professor. The appointment carries an administrative stipend and substantial resources for research and faculty hiring. Strong administrative and leadership capabilities, a record of superior research and grant support, and excellent communication skills are essential for the position.

Applicants must apply online at and include a letter of application explaining how they meet the required and desired qualifications; curriculum vitae; and the names and email addresses of three references. Applicants should ensure that their last name as part of each uploaded file name. Cover letters should be addressed to Dr. Emma Fernández-Repollet, Chair of the Search Committee for the Director of the Institute of Neurobiology. Applications must be received by December 1, 2015 to receive full consideration.

For general information about the Institute of Neurobiology, see the web site at, or contact Dr. Emma Fernández-Repollet, Chair of the Search Committee for the Director of the Institute of Neurobiology, at

UPR-MSC is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer