Postdoctoral Fellow

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida (US)
Commensurate with experience
October 12 2020
Organization Type

College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

Florida Atlantic University is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow, Boca Raton, FL.

This Postdoctoral Fellow position provides opportunity for growth and development as an independent investigator in NIH funded research and enhance professional skills in academia. Directly accountable to the Primary Investigator, the Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct specific research projects related to stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) recovery.  The Postdoctoral Fellow will provide intellectual and technical support to research programs and initiatives.  

Summary of Responsibilities Include:

  • Conducts laboratory experiments related to specific project or initiative.  
  • Gathers, summarizes, records and interprets data obtained from research projects/initiatives.  
  • Plans subsequent work with review/approval of the principal investigator. 
  • Reviews relevant literature to solve problems and contributes to manuscripts and grants.  
  • Develops experimental and research protocols for the laboratory.  
  • Instruct others in area of expertise. 
  • Present research results at internal and external scientific venues.  
  • Interprets and follows policies and guidelines to define procedures and meet goals/deadlines.  
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned for which the employee is qualified to perform.

Minimum Qualification: 


Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. from an accredited institution in biological or related sciences required by the time of application. 

Experience in immunology, flow cytometry, and molecular biology is highly preferred.

Track record of scholarly publication and excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

Competencies and Skills:

Knowledge of the major responsibilities, accountabilities, and organization of the research and   development (R&D) function within an organization. 

Knowledge of and ability to utilize tools and techniques for producing well-written, meaningful and usable documentation of research findings. 

Knowledge of and the ability to use numerical methods to compile information about a given situation or condition. 

Knowledge of and ability to gain insights concerning attitudes, beliefs, motivations and behaviors related to organization's products and services. 

Knowledge of and ability to create reference content, such as tables of contents, indexes, glossaries, and technical abstracts of research documents. 

Knowledge of and ability to locate, interpret and evaluate research findings compiled and documented by others and the use of this material to support empirical research.


All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position (Postdoctoral Fellow) on the Office of Human Resources' job website (  by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now (REQ09354).


Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

This position is funded with recurring grant funds with an expiration date on November 30th 2021. Renewal of funding is anticipated; however, not guaranteed.

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

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