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Postdoctoral Fellow

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida
Not Specified
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Two NIH funded positions are available to investigate questions in neuroscience using the Drosophila model system.  Our laboratory investigates:

            i) the means by which mitochondria support neurotransmission, contribute to synaptic plasticity and become involved in neuropathologies, and,
            ii) the influence of pH homeostasis on neurotransmission, synaptic plasticity and neurological conditions.

Within our laboratory the candidate will have the opportunity to build proficiency in biophysical approaches to neurophysiology including high-speed fluorescence imaging, electrophysiology and electron microscopy.


Our laboratory is well equipped and highly interactive. It is part of the FAU Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention , FAU Brain Institute , and Jupiter Life Sciences Initiative all located in Jupiter on the John D. MacArthur campus of Florida Atlantic University adjacent to the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and The Scripps Research Institute. With a tropical climate, Jupiter was ranked as one of the Happiest Seaside Towns in America by Coastal Living. 


Preliminary email enquiries to Greg Macleod are welcome:


Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral Degree in the Biological Sciences from an accredited institution.

The ideal candidates have recently obtained PhDs within the biological sciences, preferably with strengths in genomics or bioinformatics, and with interests in the neurosciences and the genetic basis of disease.


All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position Postdoctoral Fellow on the Office of Human Resources' career website ( by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae. 


Information regarding FAU’s faculty transcript requirements located in the Special Instructions section of the posted position on


Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position. 


For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now REQ12943.


Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.


FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.


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