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Chairman's Note

Welcome to the website for the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). Our department is dedicated to excellence in research, medical and graduate education and service by creating, advancing and disseminating knowledge about drug actions and nervous system functions and dysfunctions.

We are in the middle of a major period of growth and transformation from traditionally strong expertise in the area of alcohol and addiction to pain and related neuropsychiatric disorders. As a basic science facility in the School of Medicine the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience strives to provide insight into fundamental pharmacological and neurobiological principles that will advance our understanding of clinically relevant disorders, which is required for the development of novel and improved diagnostic approaches and therapeutic strategies.

Great collegiality and collaborative work environment are hallmarks of our departmental culture. We are strengthening existing interactions with basic scientists at TTUHSC and TTU while building translational bridges with our clinical departments.

Thank you for visiting our website. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for more information.


  Volker Neugebauer, MD, PhD

  Professor and Chair

  Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience


Position Announcement


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, TX

The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at TTUHSC ( invites applications from scientists for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine. Qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, postdoctoral training. We are specifically looking for applicants with expertise in multiphoton imaging and optogenetic approaches. The successful candidate is expected to develop and/or maintain an independent program of research with external funding in the general areas of Pharmacology and Neuroscience.

Participation in medical and graduate training is expected after an appropriate transition period. TTUHSC is an autonomous university adjacent to Texas Tech University (TTU) with an excellent infrastructure that includes core facilities for imaging, molecular biology, and structural biology ( The Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute (TTNI) is a multi-user neuroimaging facility that promotes interdisciplinary research at TTU and TTUHSC. The Department houses behavioral and electrophysiology cores and a newly developed Center for Translational Neuroscience that serves to bridge basic science and clinical disciplines.

Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until position is filled. A generous start-up package, fully state-supported salary, and effective mentoring provide an excellent work environment. Lubbock is a city of over 200,000 on the South Plains of West Texas, with a family-friendly atmosphere, good schools and a national ranking for a low cost of living and short average commute. Applicants for the positions should apply online at, Click Faculty, and search for requisition ID1867BR and include a curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests and expertise, goals and teaching experience. Applicants should also arrange for three or more letters of reference to be sent to Please make sure to include ref ID 1867BR in the subject line.

Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Michael P. Blanton, Chair, Pharmacology and Neuroscience Faculty Search Committee, at or to the departmental Chair Professor Volker Neugebauer, MD/PhD at For questions regarding the online application process please call Human Resources Recruiting, 806-743-2865.

The TTUHSC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

For a direct link to the application click here