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Department of Neurology

Cutting-Edge Research / State-of-the-Art Rehabilitation Services

Known for its cutting-edge research, the Department of Neurology has more than $10 million in grants that fund a wide variety of research topics. It is among a small number of programs nationally that offer advanced management and treatment modalities to patients with Parkinson's disease and movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, spasticity and neuromuscular disease. The Department also provides state-of-the-art rehabilitation services.

Faculty members instruct in courses throughout all four years of undergraduate medical education. Though few medical students will choose careers specializing in medical or surgical neurology or in the basic neurosciences, all medical graduates must have substantial understanding of the basic structure and function of the nervous system in order to perform a satisfactory neurological examination, recognize and treat the many common neurological disorders and know when to refer the patient to a neurological specialist. Of special importance is the ability to distinguish between functional and organic neurological symptoms or signs.

The discipline of neurology has maintained close ties with basic science and, by its complex but logical nature, has typified the most scholarly aspects of medicine. Recent methodological and scientific advances have created a new and therapeutically oriented specialty that is fully represented in the philosophy and goals of this department.


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Neuroscience Faculty Position

Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

The Department of Psychiatry and the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek an innovative basic neuroscientist who will develop and maintain a vigorous, independent research program in a translational setting focused on the neurobiology of mental illness. Experimental approaches may range from molecular and structural neurobiology to systems neuroscience. Candidates with an interest in neuroinflammation, stress and/or developmental insults leading to long-term clinical abnormalities are especially encouraged to apply. A doctoral degree and relevant post-doctoral experience in neuroscience or a related field is required, and preference will be given to candidates with existing grant support.

Send curriculum vitae, a brief summary of current and future research interests, and the names of three references to:

Robert Schwarcz, Ph.D.
Maryland Psychiatric Research Center
P.O.Box 21247
Baltimore, Maryland 21228
Email: rschwarc@mprc.umaryland.edu

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.