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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

The Department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience announces three tenure track positions:


The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at TTUHSC invites applications from scientists for three tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, postdoctoral training, and will be expected to develop and/or maintain an independent program of research with external funding in the general areas of Pharmacology and Neuroscience. Individuals with expertise and interest focused on pain and/or addiction research are especially encouraged to apply. Participation in medical and graduate training is expected after an appropriate transition period. The Health Sciences Center is an autonomous university adjacent to Texas Tech University with an excellent infrastructure that includes core facilities for imaging, molecular biology, and structural biology ( Behavioral and electrophysiology cores are being established.

Review of applications has commenced, with the goal of having the successful candidates in place by the Summer/Fall of 2014. A generous start-up package, fully state-supported salary, effective mentoring, and a pleasant lifestyle in an affordable college town are included. Lubbock is a city of over 200,000 on the South Plains of West Texas, with a family-friendly environment, good schools and a national ranking for a low cost of living and short average commute.

For questions regarding the online application process please call Human Resources Recruiting, 806-743-2865.

TTUHSC is an EEO/AA/ADA employer.

Congratulations to Drs. Lombardini and Norman

Dr. Barry Lombardini and Dr. Reid Norman have been awarded the status of Professor Emeritus.

We thank them for their many years of service and wish them the best in their retirement.

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