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Postdoctoral Associate - Carvelli Lab

Florida Atlantic University

Job Description

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Position Summary:

The laboratory of Dr. Lucia Carvelli at the Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute ( ) of the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is seeking outstanding applicants to pursue postdoctoral training in neuroscience on long-lasting mechanisms activated by drugs of abuse. The current focus of the lab involves the study of the actions of psychostimulants such as amphetamine and cocaine during embryogenesis, and its ability to sensitize adult animals and later generations to the actions of the drug. Methods used range from genetic/epigenetics and molecular biology to electrophysiology of cultured neurons and quantitative nematode behavioral analysis. Candidates who have experience in molecular biology, pharmacology, epigenetics or C. elegans are encouraged to apply.

The Brain Institute is a multi-million dollar investment in neuroscience research and education, inaugurated in 2016 and currently supports the research of more than 70 faculty level investigators across the six campuses of FAU, with investigations spanning the full continuum of brain science from molecules to mind, including research on the nervous systems of model systems and humans. The Carvelli lab is located on the FAU Jupiter campus, home to the FAU Brain Institute ( ), the Wilkes Honors College, the Scripps Research Institute and the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. Together, these units provide a world-class, interactive research environment with shared research core facilities, lecture series and educational programs. Jupiter Florida lies ten minutes from unspoiled beaches and nature parks, pleasure boating, paddle boarding, sport fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving, with entertainment/dining found in close proximity and along the nearby intracoastal waterway and within minutes in the city of Palm Beach.

Salary provided for the selected applicant will be at or above published guidelines of the National Institutes of Health, with travel funds available to attend national and international meetings. The FAU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs provides excellent resources for professional networking, career development, mentoring and teaching, and fellowship applications. †Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and C.V. to Dr. Carvelli via email ( ). Applications from candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires a PhD.


The salary will commensurate with the NIH Pay Sale (

College or Department:

MacArthur - Northern Campus/Jupiter - Juniper Life Science Initiative


John D. MacArthur Campus - Jupiter

Work Days and Hours:


Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.
This position is subject to funding.
All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.
Required Documents:
FAUís Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.
PLEASE 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 a single attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.
The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a letter of interest, and curriculum vitae.
Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment.
Background Screening:
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.
Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

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