Postdoctoral Research Associate

Gainesville FL
Aug 24, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title: Postdoctoral Associate Job Description:

The Laboratory for Rehabilitation Neuroscience (, located in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Performance, at the University of Florida seeks a motivated candidate for an NIH funded postdoctoral position focused on neuroimaging of movement disorders. 

The Laboratory for Rehabilitation Neuroscience is led by Drs. David Vaillancourt and Stephen Coombes. The laboratory is supported by the National Institutes of Health. Our main focus is to develop a better understanding of motor systems neuroscience and motor disorders. There is 3,000 square foot of space within the laboratory supporting two high-density EEG labs, motor unit studies, and numerous workstations dedicated for neuroimaging analyses of humans and rodents.     

In addition, there is office space dedicated to the personnel working with the group and space dedicated for computing and printing, software and hardware development, and scientific meetings among collaborators. The laboratory is less than 1 mile from the AMRIS facility which is located in the McKnight Brain Institute where the 3T, 4.7T, and 11.T research dedicated magnets are housed.   

The University of Florida is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 250,000 residents in North-Central Florida It is known to be a progressive, environmentally conscious and culturally diverse community, 85 miles from the Georgia border, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It has abundant wildlife, mature forests, prairies, lakes and opportunities for many outdoor activities. Most of the year, temperatures are moderate. Summers are sunny skies, warm temperatures during the day and cool breezes at night. In 1977 Gainesville was named Florida Tree City of the Year and in 2007, the National Geographic Magazine ranked it as one of the top cities in the U.S. to work and play. The campus includes a full range of academic disciplines with strong research programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Agriculture, and Engineering, among others. It has an excellent public school system, with a number of high schools ranked highly in the Florida system. The International Baccalaureate program at Eastside High School has been ranked as one of the top 5 in the country by Newsweek Magazine.


Advertised Salary:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, engineering, physiology, motor control, or related field. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Evidence of a strong publication background is desired. Prior experience in using either electroencephalography, functional MRI, or other forms of neuroimaging is preferred. Experience in meeting project deadlines and working in a team environment will be important. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted online and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and email addresses for three references. Please send inquiries to Dr. David Vaillancourt ( Application deadline date is October 31, 2017, and applications will be considered beginning on September 15, 2017. 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-7056 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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 Evaluations Services (NACES) which can be found at 

Health Assessment Required: No