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  • Postdoctoral Research Associate- Neurocognitive andBehavioral Development Lab at the University of Florida

    Dear Colleagues,

    The Neurocognitive and Behavioral Development Laboratory ( at the University of Florida is seeking a highly motivated and goal-oriented applicant for a postdoctoral associate position to lead two NIH-funded research projects focused on aging and neurodegeneration in adults with autism spectrum disorder. These research projects are conducted through the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology in collaboration with the UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (, the UF Health Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment (, UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Human Imaging Core ( imaging-core/), and the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases (, providing diverse research and clinical training opportunities. The postdoctoral associate will be part of this multidisciplinary research effort; and will be responsible for:

    • Publish scientific results in peer-reviewed journals
    • Design new experimental protocol focused on aging in autism spectrum disorder
    • Support the PI in grant preparation and submission
    • Supervise research activities within the lab for graduate students regarding data analysis, human subject experiment, result interpretation/presentations, and manuscript preparations
    • Other responsibilities include preparing Institutional Review Board (IRB) documentation, preparing research performance progress reports (RPPR) for the NIH, developing laboratory manuals, and participating in meetings and participants recruitment events/activities

    The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Kinesiology, Health Science, or related fields. The candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, be strongly motivated, and work well in a team setting. Experience with computer programming is a plus (MATLAB or LabView).

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Human brain imaging (MRI, DTI)
    • Human biomechanics (EMG, Motion capture, Kinetics)

    Application materials:
    The project will be supervised by Dr. Zheng Wang. The position is for 12 months with the possibility to renew. Should you have any questions, please directly contact Dr. Wang at Interested candidates shall submit the following application materials through the job application link by Oct-15-2021. The position will remain open until filled.
    • A cover letter that includes a statement of research experience and interests
    • A curriculum vitae
    • PDF copies of three recent publications or writing samples
    • Contact information of three professional references

    More information about the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology can be found here:

    The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.
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    Last edited by Zheng Wang; August 30, 2021, 08:23 AM.

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