Postdoctoral Associate- Puthanveettil Lab

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Palm Beach
Categories: Biology/Life Science
Department:37045050 - SR-NEURO-PUTHANVEETTIL LAB

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

An electrophysiology postdoctoral position is immediately available for a motivated individual to join a dynamic multidisciplinary research team studying molecular, cellular, and circuit mechanisms underlying long-term memory storage and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Examples of ongoing Puthanveettil laboratory research can be found in the following recent publications: Badal et al., Cell Reports (2019); Swarnkar et al., Scientific Reports (2018); Raveendra et al., PNAS (2018); Rizzo et al., Biological Psychiatry CNNI (2017); Swarnkar et al., Cell Reports (2021) and Grinman et al., Science Advances, (2021).

Candidates should be able to work interactively in a highly collaborative research environment. This position is open for two years with the potential for further extension. The National Institutes of Health fund this project.

We are highly committed to facilitating the achievement of the candidate’s professional development and career goals. There will be ample opportunities for developing new skills in molecular biology, cell biology, mouse behavior analysis, and advanced live imaging. Furthermore, there are opportunities for collaborating with other departments at The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology, along with our neighboring institutions the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and the Florida Atlantic University Brain Institute. The Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Biomedical Research Department of Neuroscience has state-of-the-art facilities for imaging, genomics, proteomics, biochemistry and rodent behavior assays.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Must possess a doctoral degree. A pending doctoral degree may be considered with approval of Dr. Puthanveettil.

Preferred Qualifications:

In particular, we are looking for an electrophysiologist with experience in field electrophysiology and/or patch whole cell in brain slices and neuronal cells. Competitive candidates will have one or more first-author manuscripts accepted or published in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants are requested to submit a curriculum vitae, a brief description of prior research experience, a brief description of scientific interests, and contact information for three referees as a single PDF file to

Please provide names and email addresses of three to five references as part of the UF application process. When ready, the hiring department will contact the listed references via email requesting their reference letters to be uploaded directly to the application website.

The 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   

This position is open until filled. Application review will begin April 21, 2023.

Health Assessment Required: No


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