University of Florida Postdoctoral Scientist

Posted 2 years ago


The Department of Physiological Sciences at the University of Florida has an excellent opportunity for a motivated scientist to join the laboratory Dr. Leah Reznikov. Our lab conducts cutting edge research aimed at elucidating airway-nervous system interactions. We utilize various model systems and advanced techniques to dissect the role of the peripheral and central nervous system in airway physiology and pathophysiology. We promote an inclusive and diverse research environment. Characteristics of an ideal candidate include intellectual curiosity, critical thinking skills, eagerness to tackle complex research questions, willingness to work in a team environment, ability to conduct research independently and openness to constructive feedback.  Major tasks associated with this position include molecular biology, cell culture, whole animal physiology, and microscopy.  Additional opportunities include mentoring of undergraduates and other junior scientists. Work will extend into week nights and weekends occasionally. All appointments are for one year initially with the possibility of extension.


Skills: PhD with 0-2 years experience postdoc experience.  Microscopy, cell culture, molecular biology, whole animal physiology.

Desired traits: intellectual curiosity, drive, proficiency in trouble shooting, ability to conduct work in a fast pace environment, flexibility, confidence, and perseverance.

Application Instructions

All applicants must apply online through Careers at UF in order to be considered for the position. For formal applications, interested applicants must provide a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference should be submitted online. Review of applications are ongoing. Email inquiries to Dr. Leah Reznikov ( are welcome; however, applications must be submitted online:

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

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