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Translational Neuroscience - FIU Center for Translational Science
Florida International University (FIU) is in the midst of a major expansion to become a TOP50 public research university. Translational Neuroscience is an area of immediate interest to strengthen our successful FIU-Emerging Preeminent Program - Brain, Behavior & the Environment. We invite applications to fill multiple full-time faculty positions at the newly acquired FIU Center for Translational Science (FIU-CTS) in Port St. Lucie, Florida. This location is adjacent to the Cleveland Clinic newly established Florida Research and Innovation Center, as well as the Cleveland Clinic Hospital. Candidates will be able to develop joint and collaborative research in FIU-Cleveland Clinic research programs. Privilege will be given to candidates who study the mechanisms of neurodegeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, frontotemporal dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Successful candidates will hold a primary position at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work in the department of Environmental Health Sciences where the Brain, Behavior & the Environment program is located and will be part of the FIU-Translational Research Center at Port St Lucie. Florida. Successful candidates are expected to have and maintain a strong research program (external funding, peer-reviewed scholarly work, national/international collaborations), and to mentor graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. An attractive salary and start-up package are available to faculty with significant research funding. The FIU-CTS in Port St. Lucie, Florida is approximately a 2-hr drive from the FIU Modesto Maidique main campus in Miami, FL. Teleconference and seminar facilities are available to maintain close communication and collaboration amongst faculty, students, and staff. The cities of Port St. Lucie, Pembroke Pines and West Palm Beach are attractive and vibrant family-oriented communities with excellent school systems and housing.
Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work: Stempel College is a US News & World Report TOP50 recognized public universities school of Public Health. It houses the department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, and Health Policy & Management as well as the FIU-Emerging Preeminent Program in Brain, Behavior & the Environment (BBE). The BBE program is focused in understanding the impact of environmental pollutants on neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Other areas of research involve neuroinflammation, developmental effects of environmental pollutants and brain cancer. Stempel college has experienced an exponential growth in its research funding base and looks forward to the development of a cohesive and collaborative group of basic and translational neuroscience research to provide impactful solutions to the neurological disorders that our communities face today.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 516691 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/ and submit a cover letter stating interest in conducting research at FIU-CTS, a curriculum vitae that includes information on past and current extramural funding, a statement of research accomplishments and plans, preferably as a single pdf file. Candidates may be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references as determined by the search committee. Review will continue until position is filled.