Open Rank Search to join the Arc Institute as a Core Investigator

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Arc Institute seeks an outstanding scientist to join the Arc Institute as a Core Investigator. The successful applicant would be appointed for an eight-year renewable term and will be employed by the Arc Institute. Core Investigators are provided with no-strings-attached funding as well as cutting-edge scientific and infrastructure support to enable high-risk, high-reward science, including lab space at Arc Headquarters in Palo Alto.

This open rank search is open to existing faculty at one of our university partners (Stanford University, UCSF, and UC Berkeley).

Scientific Focus Areas

The focus areas for the open position in this search are Neurobiology, Immunology, and Computational Science. All scientists in one of these areas at one of our partner universities who are excited to engage with Arc’s research mission, organizational model, and scientific community are encouraged to apply. You must choose a research focus area when you submit your application.

Additional questions you may have

Working at Arc

Who will be my employer?
What’s the term of the appointment?
Is there tenure at Arc?
How will renewal and promotion decisions be made for Core Investigators?
Can I have PhD students in my lab?
What resources are available at Arc?
Which shared resources will I have access to at partner universities?
Where will my lab be located?
Are all the Arc Core Investigators located in the same space?
How does Intellectual Property (IP) work at Arc?
What are Arc’s employee benefits offerings?
Are there teaching expectations at Arc?
What are the service expectations at Arc?
If I have an existing appointment at an Arc partner university, will I be able to keep it?
Can I continue to collaborate with faculty at other universities (outside the current university partners)?
What administrative and operational support is provided at Arc?
How many people are at Arc currently and how many Core Investigators are you planning to hire in the coming years?


How much funding will I receive?
Am I expected to apply for grants?
If I already have NIH or other federal grants, can I keep them?
Will I be eligible for foundation grants?
Questions? Please email