Open Positions

Faculty Positions

  • Research Assistant or Associate Scientist in Cellular Neuroscience. The Department of Physical Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida invites qualified individuals to apply for an Assistant or Associate Research Scientist position. This new position is a 12-month, full-time (1.0 FTE) non-tenure track faculty position. The department is seeking a dynamic individual with demonstrated potential for extramural grant funding and a strong publication record. The applicant is expected to be a scientist with expertise in cell biology studies of the innate immune system (particularly microglia), and interest in working with a multi-disciplinary team focused on intermittent hypoxia and its effects on the neural control of breathing. The individual selected must enjoy working in a highly collaborative environment, and interact effectively with a diverse and multidisciplinary group of faculty, staff, researchers, clinicians and trainees. The Search Committee will accept applications until the position is filled.

Postdoc Positions

  • BREATHE is currently seeking a postdoctoral associate to study microglial regulation of spinal synaptic plasticity. Successful candidates will perform electrophysiology experiments or cellular/molecular studies in rats. Participation is expected in experimental design, data collection, analysis and interpretation, preparation of oral and written scientific reports, and participation in other laboratory activities (e.g., laboratory meetings, journal clubs, seminars, conferences). A PhD (or equivalent) is required. Individuals with strong backgrounds in neuroscience, respiratory physiology, neuroengineering, and/or neuroregeneration/spinal injury are encouraged to apply. Evidence of scientific productivity and effective written and oral communication skills is required. Valued backgrounds include pharmacology, neuron/glia interactions, cell/molecular techniques, in vivo telemetry, flow cytometry and immunofluorescence. Training in in vivo neurophysiology will be provided. Email a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and career goals, and the names and contact information for at least 3 references to Gordon Mitchell at

Technician/Other Staff Positions

  • OPS Laboratory Technician. This position provides support for multiple federal grants requiring the successful candidate to interface with laboratory personnel (lab manager, postdoctoral associates, grad students) to support all of the research projects. The position requires the ability to work independently as well as an effective member of a team, assisting multiple ongoing research projects. Primary areas of need include: performance of standard cell/molecular biology techniques on neural tissues and assisting Lab Manager in maintaining necessary supply levels. Additional duties include post-surgical animal care, and performing experimental treatments on rats, including exposures to prescribed gas mixtures, and miscellaneous duties as needed. Apply by Apr 22, 2021.
  • OPS Laboratory Technician. The selected candidate will work within a well-funded respiratory neurobiology research group in the McKnight Brain Institute. The administrative home for this position is the Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Public Health and Health Professions. We seek an individual with excellent technical abilities and time management skills. Must perform well in fast-paced environment and be able to work both independently and within a team. Preferred skills include: Experience with maintaining and troubleshooting laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, microscopes, electrodes, amplifiers, etc. Ability to support computer use for data acquisition and analysis. Basic knowledge of electronics and related techniques such as soldering, using digital multi-meter, etc. Apply by Apr 22, 2021.

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