Research Assistant Professor in Neurodegenerative Disorders
University of Florida Department of Neuroscience
United States


The Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine, University of Florida, invites applications for a faculty position at the research assistant professor level. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding potential to build an extramurally-supported research program. Faculty hires will also participate in professional and graduate educational efforts within the department. 

Areas of specialization within neuroscience should surround animal models of neurodegenerative disorders, with a particular emphasis on synaptic physiology and protein transport. We seek those with expertise in various model organisms including mice, flies, and nematodes and in systems neuroscience and behavior, and use of modern tools for neural circuit monitoring and manipulation. Applicants integrating machine learning/artificial intelligence or similar computational approaches are particularly encouraged to apply. The positions will be located on the Gainesville campus of the University of Florida.

Additional information on the Department and College is available at This is a non-tenure track position.  


Minimum: The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. Degree (or equivalent) in neuroscience or a related field. Excellent teaching and communication skills are essential. Applicant will have a research and publication record in the field of interest. Experience in establishing drosophila animal models of neurological disorders is required.

Preferred: Postdoctoral training in systems neuroscience, electrophysiology and vertebrate/invertebrate animal models of neurological disorders will be considered important attributes of successful candidates, as will experience and success in obtaining NIH funding at a level commensurate with experience.

Soft skills as well as clear written and verbal communication are essential. Successful applicants are expected to train students and contribute to research, education, and service missions of the department and college.

Application Instructions

The Search Committee will accept applications until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applicants should attach: (1) a letter of interest; (2) a CV; (3) contact information for at least three professional references; and (4) a document outlining their proposed area of research to application. Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Habibeh Khoshbouei, Ph.D., at   

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The Department of Neuroscience recognizes the importance of work-life integration. More information about employee resources can be found at

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

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