Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Byrd Alzheimer's Institute/Neuroscience Institute

University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Commensurate with education and experience
Dec 23, 2020
Jan 22, 2021
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time
Mid Level

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Byrd Alzheimer's Institute/Neuroscience Institute

Job ID: 26306
Location: USF Health
Dept. Number/Name: 0-6144-000 / Molecular Medicine
College/Division: USF Health-College of Medicine
Salary Plan: Faculty

Organizational Summary:
USF Health's mission is to envision and implement the future of health. It is the partnership of the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences; and the USF Physician's Group. USF is a global research university ranked 34th in federal research expenditures for public universities.

Position Summary:
We are seeking candidates for tenured or tenure-track positions at all ranks, who work on the molecular basis of neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, ALS-FTD, Ataxia, Huntington's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke/vascular dementia, and other neurological and psychiatric disorders. Successful candidates for these positions are expected to have already established, or have the potential to establish, a nationally recognized, competitively funded research program and participate in graduate/medical student education and mentoring.  Successful candidates will be provided with dry and wet laboratory space at the Byrd Institute and be placed in a home department at the USF Morsani College of Medicine.  Based on qualifications, the home department may be Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology, Molecular Medicine, Pathology & Cell Biology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, or other relevant departments.  Successful candidates will be offered institutional salary support commensurate with experience and highly competitive start-up packages that promote success. 

The Byrd Institute is a modern, multi-use, interdisciplinary facility housing 3 floors of clinical space, 3 floors of laboratory space, and a dedicated vivarium floor.  Laboratory space is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and outstanding core facilities. 

Qualified applicants should apply on the USF Careers Website.  As part of the application, please upload a single PDF that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan, and the names and contact information of five references. For further information, please contact Prof. Gopal Thinakaran (  Review of applications will proceed on a continuous basis until positions are filled. 


Perform basic and translational research in the area of neuroscience and neurodegenerative diseases. Apply for external grants. Publish in peer-review journals and present research at appropriate external scientific conferences.

Provide didatic and benchside teaching of undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Provide Departmental or college-wide seminars.

Serve in governance, service, and community outreach tasks.

Other responsibilities as required by the Department Chair.

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Information for Applicants 
This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 26306

Posting Date:  12/21/2020

Posting End Date: 06/21/2021

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About USF 
The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF 
With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

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