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PUBLIC NOTICE: A Search Committee Meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 20th, at 1 PM in the Center for Marine Studies Conference Room to discuss the Visiting Research Scientist Position Candidates

The Whitney Laboratory is a marine biomedical research center of the University of Florida. It is particularly well-equipped for cell and molecular biology and provides a highly interactive research and training environment.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records Laws.

Social Security Number Privacy: In compliance with a recent change in the Sunshine Law, the Whitney Lab will only collect a social security number for employment purposes. For more information please go to http://privacy.ufl.edu/SSNPrivacy.html

Open Positions are posted on the University of Florida Human Resources Website


Nitric oxide and other neurotransmitters in lower invertebrates

Leonid Moroz invites applications for postdoctoral positions (i) to investigate behavioral, cellular and molecular aspects of nitric oxide-dependent signaling in simpler nervous systems using marine invertebrates as experimental models; (ii) to study the distribution and roles neurotransmitters in lower invertebrates as well as in homologous neuronal networks associated with feeding. A multidisciplinary approach will be used to perform single cell analysis of various neurotransmitters and related metabolites using capillary electrophoresis. Previous experience in molecular biology, cell culture, electrophysiology or capillary electrophoresis and related microseparation techniques is desirable but not a requirement. Please send your CV, a statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of three references to:

Leonid Moroz, Ph.D.
The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience   University of Florida
9505 Ocean Shore Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Biomechanics and neurobiology of fish locomotion

Jimmy Liao has an NIH RO1-funded position for a postdoctoral researcher experienced in intracellular electrophysiology and interested in zebrafish neuroscience. The project offers a rare opportunity to explore the function of a tractable vertebrate circuit in a model genetic organism. Specifically, it will focus on characterizing the organization and function of lateral line afferent neurons in vivo by combining electrophysiology with transgenic lines expressing fluorescent and photo-convertible proteins.

Applicants must be comfortable with intracellular electrophysiology experiments and continue to demonstrate a productive record of publication in peer-reviewed journals.

A background in patch clamp electrophysiology and confocal imaging is highly desirable.

This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. Please email your curriculum vitae with publication list, list of three academic references and a one-page statement of your research interests.


Biomechanics and Neurobiology of Fish Locomotion

Jimmy Liao is looking for creative, independent and motivated graduate students that are enthusiastic about using new technology and techniques to understand the mechanisms of animal behavior. He welcomes students from diverse backgrounds (neuroscience, physiology, ecology, engineering etc.) and believes that interest and aptitude can make up for a lack of training.

If you are interested please email:

  • C.V. or summary of your research interests and academic background
  • Copies of your transcripts (unofficial is fine)
  • A 1 page essay on why you want to pursue a PhD, how our interests might overlap and what your professional ideas and goals are.