We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate for a collaborative projectin the Center for Translational Research in NeurodegenerativeDisease (CTRND) at the University of Florida College of Medicine.The project is supported by the Douglas Andersen Facial PainResearch Foundation. The position will focus on developing andcharacterization of rAAV vectors that can be delivered to thetrigeminal nerve and blunt/block pain signaling. Optimization ofperipheral nerve, trigeminal nerve rAAV delivery coupled with anability to evaluate a large number of possible biotherapeuticsencoded within the rAAV vector will enable the development of agene therapy that could result in a permanent cure for trigeminalneuralgia.Successful applicant will have an access to i) a variety of animalmodels, ii) state-of-the-art imaging; iii) rAAV based toolkit tomanipulate gene expression and deliver novel biotherapeutics.Required: Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Pharmacology or other relevantfields.Preferred Qualifications: A background in pain research, animalmodels of pain, surgical procedures in mice and rats and be willingto work in a highly collaborative environment. Salary will becommensurate with experience.Applications must include a full CV, cover letter and list ofreferences.Review of applicants will begin November 18, 2019 and will continueuntil the position is filled.Selected candidate will be required to provide three letters ofrecommendation and an official transcript to the hiring departmentupon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if adesignation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned froman education institution outside of the United States are requiredto be evaluated by a professional credentialing service providerapproval by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services(NACES), which can be found at http://naces.org/ .If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.