Duke Brain Stimulation Faculty Psychiatrist


The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine is seeking M.D. and/or Ph.D. applicants for a faculty position in brain stimulation, with particular strengths in both clinical and research applications in the area of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Additional academic expertise in other brain stimulation techniques, including electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), deep brain stimulation (DBS), transcranial electrical stimulation (tES), and focused ultrasound is advantageous.

The Department’s Division of Brain Stimulation and Neurophysiology has a long history of clinical, research, and educational leadership in both non-invasive and invasive brain stimulation and is interested in building upon and extending these strengths. Moreover, the Division of has a strong interest and record of collaborations with other Departments, including Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neurobiology, Cognitive Neuroscience, and/or Biomedical Engineering.

In addition to a strong clinical background in brain stimulation, the successful applicant should have already achieved a high level of research productivity, including having established him/herself as an independent clinical and/or basic science investigator in this area, including peer-reviewed grant funding as a PI, and a well-received publication record. Interest in secondary appointments and collaborations with other Departments is encouraged. He/she should be board certified in General Psychiatry and able to receive medical licensure in North Carolina.

Applicants will be considered at a faculty level commensurate with background, experience, and accomplishment. The primary faculty appointment will be in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences with the possibility of secondary or joint appointments with one or more other appropriate departments at Duke. The Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences department provides the option of tenure-track and tenured faculty appointments. The position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Duke University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce at all levels.

Duke University offers a rich intellectual and scientific environment facilitated by several institutes, including the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and the Duke Clinical Research Institute, which are designed to promote interdisciplinary research. According to U.S. News & World Report, Duke University Hospital was ranked #1 in North Carolina, and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham region for the 16th consecutive year. As the Southeast’s preeminent health care provider, Duke University Health System attracted more than 66,000 inpatient stays and more than 2 million outpatient visits in FY16. Duke Health encompasses one of the largest biomedical research enterprises in the country, with more than $650 million annually in sponsored research expenditures.

Duke employees are part of a premier organization dedicated to excellence in education, research, and patient care. Duke's overall benefit plan has long been recognized and valued because of its comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as health care, dental care and retirement, Duke also offers a wide range of family-friendly and cultural benefits to attract, support and reward the skilled employees that help Duke remain a premier education, research and health care institution. Duke is located in Durham, NC (http://www.durham-nc.com/ ), a creative, innovative community that is a nexus for learning, research, and industry. Durham was listed as one of the best places to visit by Travel and Leisure Magazine in 2015 because of the numerous cultural, culinary, and outdoor activities offered in the area.  Durham is part of the larger Research Triangle area that includes the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Interested candidates should please provide a brief cover letter, curriculum vita, 2–3 page research statement, and names of 2–3 references via the APPLY button.


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