Post Doctorial Associate; Pharmacology and Therapeutics (66579)
An exciting postdoctoral position is available immediately in Dr. Mark Moehle’s lab in the Department of Pharmacology and Center for Translational Research in Neurodegeneration at the University of Florida. Our research aims to identify the physiological, circuitry, and behavioral changes underlying the motor and non-motor symptoms of movement disorders and to leverage these discoveries into new therapeutic strategies. Currently, we have several projects including 1) Understanding cortical dysfunction in Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease related dementia 2) Identifying basal ganglia dysfunction in novel models of GNAL linked dystonia 3) Modulating cerebellar function through muscarinic modulation in normal and pathological states.
We routinely utilize mouse established and novel models of these CNS disorders, and routinely use a number of state-of-the-art techniques to address our questions in these models. These techniques include ex vivo electrophysiology, fiber photometry, optical neuroscience, behavioral analysis, and single cell analysis, as well as standard biochemical, molecular, and viral techniques.
The University of Florida offers outstanding benefits and compensation (see http://postdoc.aa.ufl.edu/).
The candidate is expected to have PhD in neuroscience, neuropharmacology, or related fields. Experience in electrophysiology, animal behavior, or fiber photometry is desired but not required. The University of Florida, the department, and the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegeneration has vibrant and flourishing research enterprise that has multiple opportunities for the candidate in the areas of career development, career advancement, mentoring, and individualized training.
Applications must include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of four references.
Review of applications will begin on November 20, 2020. Applications received after this date will be considered at the discretion of the search committee.
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 are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
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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