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Florida Atlantic University Postdoctoral Fellow in John D. MacArthur Campus - Jupiter, Florida

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Position Summary:

The College of Science at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratories of Dr. Johanna Kowalko and Dr. Alex Keene. The Kowalko and Keene labs focus on understanding the genetic and neural bases of behavior using the blind Mexican cavefish. The postdoctoral fellow will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigators of the labs, and will carry out research projects independently and in collaboration with other laboratory members. The postdoc will work on projects related to the mechanisms underlying social behavior and sleep. In addition to research, the postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate students in the laboratory, and the PIs will work with the postdoc to find opportunities to gain teaching experience, if desired. The PIs will provide opportunities for scientific and professional development. The postdoc, under the mentorship of the PIs, will develop projects, execute experiments and writing manuscripts.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD from an accredited institution by time of appointment required.

Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:

College of Science

Location:

John D. MacArthur Campus - Jupiter

Work Days and Hours:

NA

Application Deadline:

2020-12-06-08:00

Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice. All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents. The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one letter of recommendation and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.Confidential letters of recommendation may be emailed to: jkowalko@fau.eduPLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one's application as with other US-based transcripts. Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed transcripts from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted, whether or not a degree was obtained, as well as an original NACES evaluation, if applicable. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University not to you as the student. A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

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