RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

The University of Florida in Florida

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted May 16, 2014
Employment Type Full-time
Job Description: The candidate will conduct basic and applied research in the field of neuro-degenerative disease, which will include a focus on an understanding of human brain disorders; specifically movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, and a multi-pronged approach towards developing disease-modifying therapies. The individual in this position will conduct research in this field, with a focus on improving overall human health through quality clinical and translational research.
Principal duties of the position are:
30% - Developing a scientific program, and responsibility for generating funding, as well as publications and dissemination of data. Will further the research of the lab, and will have familiarity with hands-on techniques (animal surgeries, tissue processing and histology).
30% - Will possess familiarity with tissue culture techniques, PCR, and Western blots.
15% - Managing student volunteers in the lab (funds, purchases and safety).
15% - Developing independent, extramurally funded research programs.
10% - Mentoring scientific projects of undergraduate students in the lab, including Honor's thesis and USP scholars.

Minimum Requirements: A Ph.D. or equivalent in an appropriate area of specialization and three years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent, and three years of research experience in the field of neuro-degenerative disease, with a focus on human brain disorders.

Health Assessment Required: Yes
Special instructions to applicants: 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 http://www.naces.org/.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

Posting Date: 05/14/2014
Closing Date: 05/27/2014
Open Until Filled:

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/52587