University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
December 21, 2017
St. Augustine, Florida
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, an interdisciplinary marine research center of the University of Florida, seeks to fill a tenure-track, full-time research faculty position in Bioengineering at the assistant/associate professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a competitive, extramurally-funded research program that incorporates quantitative, engineering and/or computational approaches to investigate mechanisms of behavior at any level of biological organization using marine organisms. Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to, biomechanics, animal migration/movement ecology, machine learning, fluid dynamics and physiology. The Whitney Laboratory currently has research strength in genomics, neuroscience, biomechanics, evolution, regeneration and development. The successful candidate will be expected to integrate across one or more of these disciplines, leverage the unique opportunities of an experimental marine lab setting and form links to the larger University research community. Further information about the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience can be found at www.whitney.ufl.edu.
Interested individuals are asked to submit a CV, cover letter, research statement including future directions, teaching statement and the contact information for three references to: explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/504701/assistant-professor. Review of applicants begins on January 30, 2018 and will remain open until filled. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the State of Florida's Government in the Sunshine and Public Records Laws. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.
Doctoral degree and post-doctoral experience in a relevant discipline, with a strong record of peer reviewed publications, as commensurate with experience. Experience working with interdisciplinary teams and in the use of state-of-art laboratory and field techniques and instrumentation is highly desired. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication and be effective in interpersonal relationships. Candidates should have the demonstrated ability or potential to develop integrated teaching, research and/or extension programs in the discipline and have the ability to procure extramural funding.
Internal Number: 504701
About University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience is a University of Florida research center for biomedical research and biotechnology. Founded in 1974, the Whitney Lab is dedicated to using marine model animals for studying fundamental problems in biology and applying that knowledge to issues of human health, natural resources, and the environment. The Laboratory is situated on a narrow barrier island with both the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway within a few hundred feet of the facility. It is located in Marineland, about 18 miles south of St. Augustine and 80 miles from Gainesville. The academic staff of the Whitney Laboratory consists of 11 tenure-track faculty members, together with approximately 60 associates, students and visiting scientists. Dr. Mark Q. Martindale is the Director. Fields of research conducted at Whitney Laboratory include biomechanics, neuroethology, sensory physiology, neurogenomics, comparative marine genomics, biodiversity, regenerative biology and the evolution of development. The lab also has a NSF-funded undergraduate research training program and an active K-12 STEM education outreach program.