Assistant Scientist

University of Florida Gainesville, FL
Classification Title:

Assistant Scientist

Job Description:

The University of Florida Department of Neurology invites applications from outstanding candidates for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position, at the rank of Assistant Scientist in the Movement Disorders and Neurodegeneration Division. The successful candidate will investigate the association between TDP-43 proteinopathy and Alzheimer's disease using Drosophila as experimental system. The work involves advanced Drosophila genetics, dissection and analysis of fly brains by histology, immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy, behavioral studies, and design and application of optogenetic tools using confocal and multiphoton microscopy.

The University of Florida is an equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under the Florida Sunshine and Public Records laws.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

The preferred candidate must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and should have at least 4-5 years of postdoctoral training using fly models of Alzheimer's disease along with documented experience using in vivo and ex vivo optogenetic approaches. A deep understanding of the effects and properties of different light induction sources such as custom LED programmable lamps as well as fluorescence microscopy coupled with digital micro-mirror devices (DMD) is essential. A commitment to work on preparation of manuscripts and grant proposals is also expected.

Preferred Qualifications: Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered for this position, please upload your most recent C.V., cover letter of interest, and three professional references.

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.

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

Health Assessment Required:No

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