Employment Opportunities at Whitney Laboratory

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, Whitney Lab will only collect a social security number for employment purposes. For more information, please visit http://privacy.ufl.edu/SSNPrivacy.html.

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

Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions

Nitric Oxide and Other Neurotransmitters in Lower Invertebrates

Leonid Moroz invites applications for postdoctoral positions 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 C.V., 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.

Graduate Students

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)
  • One-page essay on why you want to pursue a Ph.D., how our interests might overlap, and your professional ideas and goals.

Please visit the Current Research Faculty pages for faculty that are accepting graduate students and the Graduate Programs page for more information.

Faculty Search Committee Meetings

Assistant Research Scientist in Developmental and Reproductive Biology of Marine Species
April 8, 2019, 10 a.m., CMS Conference Room