Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience

University of Texas Austin Department of Neuroscience


The Department of Neuroscience at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to appoint in Fall 2021 two early career fellows in Neuroscience.

At UT Austin, we are committed to building a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars. If you are an early career researcher, postdoctoral fellow or graduating PhD student interested in pursuing an independent academic career, the UT Austin Provost’s Early Career program could be ideal for you.

This training program is designed to allow you to develop and pursue research and teaching topics upon which you can build a future academic career. Join a broad community committed to fostering your independent career growth in research, teaching, and scholarship. The program will enable you to build a network of emerging scholars like yourself and benefit from the mentorship of top faculty in your field.

Unique Postdoctoral Training Program
As a Provost’s Early Career Fellow, you will join an energetic community of other incoming fellows training in different departments across the university.  In the Department of Neuroscience, we have designed a program with 2 years of support for mentored research training and career development. You will receive cross-disciplinary technical and conceptual training in neuroscience, develop strong professional networks within UT and beyond, and acquire strong competency in grant-writing, lab management, and other areas necessary for success as an independent PI. At the end of the training period, fellows will be well-prepared to succeed as independent investigators and apply for early career research and training support.

For scientific training, you will select two mentors from among the faculty in any department at UT Austin. You will conduct research jointly in these two labs, while receiving support, mentorship, and career development training led by a mentorship team in the Department of Neuroscience. In this way, we will ensure that you develop a unique technical and conceptual perspective. Throughout the duration of the program, you will also participate in university-wide training provided by the Provost’s Office to further develop the skills to build a unique research and teaching portfolio.

The funding package that Fellows receive includes a competitive stipend, fringe benefits, relocation funds, travel funds, and discretionary funds for research and training.


Required qualifications include a PhD in neuroscience or a related field by June 1, 2021, demonstrated research excellence in neuroscience, and commitment to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. Candidates are also expected to have a strong interest in mentoring the new generation of leaders in neuroscience, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the sciences.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio at 1) a Cover letter expressing interest, 2) a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) including academic and professional experience, 3) a research proposal for the postdoctoral training program, 4) a statement of professional and teaching goals, 5) a statement on your contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, and 6) at least three confidentially submitted references via the Interfolio portal.

For more details, please contact Laura Enneian (Department of Neuroscience)