Postdoctoral Associate – Wong Lab

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Alachua
Categories: Grant or Research Administration

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

The Wong Lab at the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Disease in the Department of Neurology at the University of Florida is seeking highly talented postdoctoral associate candidates to participate in research projects focused on neuromodulation therapy for neurological and psychiatric conditions including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, Tourette syndrome, OCD and others. The research and position are supported by Dr. Joshua Wong in the Department of Neurology.

The mission of the Wong Lab is to better understand the mechanism of action of neuromodulation by applying artificial intelligence/machine learning techniques to structural/functional imaging datasets, connectomics and neurophysiology. The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary team of neurologists, neurosurgeons and engineers conducting clinical and translational research on large multi-modal datasets. This position at the Norman Fixel Institute is an excellent training opportunity to hone and develop AI skills on real world data. To learn more about the Wong lab, go to

The University of Florida is a top-tier research university with $900 million of annual research funding. The latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report recognizes UF among the nation's top five public universities. UF Health is the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center, unique for our diverse constellation of health colleges, centers and institutes, and our hospitals, faculty practices and patient care programs.

Gainesville is a vibrant city in Alachua County and serves as the cultural, educational and commercial center for the North Central Florida region. The city is known for its nature parks, sporting events, museums, mild winters and warm summers. Being centrally located makes Gainesville easily situated for day trips to beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, and to theme parks including Disney World, and other cities including Orlando and Tampa.

Expected Salary:

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

This position is eligible for great benefits, including health, dental, division, and retirement plans and paid time off.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates will have:

  • Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree
  • Experience in a field directly relevant to translational neuroscience.
  • Experience in data collection and analysis. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a:

  • High level of independence in the design and execution of AI/ML experiments.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications should include a CV, letter of intent, and 3 letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may be attached to the application or sent to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Joshua Wong at; however, applications must be submitted online.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

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. We are committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

This requisition will be used to fill multiple positions. 


Health Assessment Required: Yes

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