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Postdoctoral Scholar Research

University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
$56,484 - $68,604 annually
Closing date
Apr 7, 2024

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Postdoctoral Scholar Research

Department Name/Number: Molecular Medicine/0-6144-000

College/Division: USF Health- Morsani College of Medicine

Salary Plan: Temporary

Job Title: Postdoctoral Scholar Research

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $56,484 - $68,604 annually

Job Summary
Two Postdoctoral Fellow positions are immediately available in Dr. Xuewei Wang’s laboratory in the Department of Molecular Medicine and Neuroscience Institute at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. Our lab uses mouse genetics, mammalian cell culture, single-cell and bulk multiomics sequencing, advanced microscopy, etc. to study the mechanisms of axon regeneration and neuroprotection using neural injury and neurodegenerative disease models. We are seeking self-motivated candidates who have recently obtained their Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biological or biomedical fields and are proficient in experimental neurobiology. Background in neurodegeneration or neural regeneration research or experience in bioinformatics is a plus. We aim to provide every Postdoctoral Fellow with the opportunity to apply for postdoctoral fellowships or transition awards to support their career development.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or MD. Ph.D. in a related field from an accredited institution. Must meet university criteria for appointment at the rank of Postdoctoral Fellow.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • We prefer candidates with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Neuroscience/Neurobiology or similar fields and a strong background in experimental neurobiology.
  • Candidates with experience in rodent neurosurgery or bioinformatics will be given the highest preference.

Other Qualifications:

  • A successful applicant must be dedicated, responsible, detail-oriented, well-organized, efficient, and communicate clearly with other colleagues.
  • The position also requires excellent written and oral communication skills, exceptional organizational skills, practiced documentation skills, and ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential nature in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, set priorities and manage time effectively despite unanticipated interruptions.

 USF Health

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

Job Opening Number: 35576

Posting Date: 11/01/2023

Posting End Date: 03/04/2024

How To Apply 
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Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

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To request an accommodation with the application or interview process, please contact Central Human Resources by telephone: 813-974-2970 or email

Equal Employment Opportunity 
USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

USF's Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Statement.

Federal Rights
Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Work Location 
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USF - Tampa Campus

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 & 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.

To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.

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