Postdoctoral Associate in Biology (45796)

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Physics & Space Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Whitney Laboratory of Marine Bioscience/Department of Biology at the University of Florida invites applications for a postdoctoral associate to conduct experimental research on the mechanisms of aquatic animal locomotion. We seek a highly motivated applicant with a well-developed research program who has obtained a Ph.D. in biology, neuroscience, physics, engineering or related field. Research experience at the intersection of biomechanics and neuroscience, including background in programming, is highly valued.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work in Dr. James Liao’s group, as well as with the departments of biology, engineering and computer science in Gainesville.

The preferred start date is July 1st, 2019.

The position is renewable annually for up to three years based on satisfactory performance. A competitive salary and funds for research/travel will be provided, and the position includes a benefits package.

The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience and the Department of Biology are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment that promotes diversity in many forms. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to this environment through their scholarship and professional service.

PhD in Biology, Physics, Neuroscience, Engineering or related field.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online and must include: a cover letter, a CV that includes a list of publications, a research statement summarizing the applicant's ongoing research directions and future interests, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by June 1st, 2019 . For more information, please contact Dr. James Liao at

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an 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 educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

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.


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