Research Faculty for the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

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Science & Technology, Life Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 518992
Work type: Multi-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants

Classification Title:

Ast/Aso/Full Professor

Job Description:

The University of Florida and the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases invites rising star researchers to apply for full-time, open rank, tenure or non-tenure track positions that will potentially include endowed chairs, space, and generous start-up packages. Clinical researchers as well as basic researchers are welcome to apply. Subspecialty may be assigned based on experience. The Norman Fixel Institute features a new building and campus dedicated to interdisciplinary care and to neuromodulation. The Institute has in place a fully functioning clinic that is an “all under one roof” interdisciplinary clinical-research center which focuses on Parkinson’s, movement disorders, Alzheimer’s, ALS, TBI and related diseases. The Institute campus boasts thousands of square feet which are available for research. The University of Florida is home to the McKnight Brain Institute and to a free standing Neuromedicine Hospital. Neuroscience research is consistently ranked in the top 10 in NIH Blueridge ratings. The positions will have immediate and easy collaborative access to all of the clinicians and researchers at a top 5 ranked public university. The Institute is partners with the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases and the McKnight Brain Institute. We seek next generation leaders and the appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.

The University of Florida (UF) is a top-tier research university with $900 million of annual research funding. UF is among the nation's top five ranked public universities, according to the latest U.S. News and World Report. University of Florida Health (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, sport events, museums, mild winters and warm summers, and central location for day trips to beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, theme parks including Disney World, and other cities including Orlando and Tampa.

Please send all inquires and nominations to: Dr. Michael Okun, Neurology Chair and Fixel Director, at [email protected] and Adrienne Smith at [email protected].

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must have a M.D., D.O. M.D.-Ph.D., or Ph.D.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates that work in one or more of the following four areas: (1) Parkinson's disease, (2) Alzheimer's disease, (3) traumatic brain injury, and (4) amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or related disorders.

Success in obtaining extramural funding is highly desired.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates must apply online at and should include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may be attached to the application or sent directly to Adrienne Smith, [email protected]. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

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. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.


Health Assessment Required:Yes

Advertised: 18 Nov 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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