Postdoctoral Scholar

Normal, Illinois
$52,000 per year + benefits
May 26, 2021
Jun 25, 2021
Position Type
Full Time

Position Summary:

This is a one-year postdoctoral scholar position in the School of Biological Sciences (BSC). Under the mentorship of a BSC faculty member, this position conducts research, teaches majors in Animal Physiology and associated laboratory sections in conjunction with graduate teaching assistants, and mentors undergraduate and graduate students in physiology and neuroscience research projects.

Required Qualifications

PhD in physiology, neuroscience, or related disciplines by August 1, 2021

Application Process:

Initial review of applications will begin June 21, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.  Applications must be submitted no later than July 2, 2021.  To assure full consideration, an application along with a resume/curriculum vita, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), and cover letter must be submitted online at . In the cover letter, please identify potential faculty collaborators and briefly describe research interests and experience. Intended start date is August 1, 2021. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Paul Garris (

Neuroscience and Physiology:

The Neuroscience and Physiology group is comprised of ten faculty within BSC. Their research interests are diverse, spanning comparative physiology, cellular and molecular neuroscience, and behavioral neuroendocrinology. More information on the faculty and their research interests can be found at

Illinois State University:

Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois.  Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with almost 21,000 students.  Its 34 academic departments in 6 colleges offer 63 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study.  The Graduate School coordinates 38 masters, 2 specialist and 7 doctoral programs. Illinois State University ( is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service. 

Bloomington-Normal Community:

Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to GROWMARK, Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. Forbes magazine, in a review of the best places for business, ranked Bloomington-Normal the 15th best place for business out of 168 small metros listed. Bloomington was also recently placed on CNNMoney's list of the 100 Best Places to Live.  Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, traffic and commute.  Please visit the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website at for more information.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer