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Research Opportunities

September 19, 2019


The Mickle Lab is looking for a highly-motivated post-doctoral researcher to join our group studying mechanisms of visceral pain and disease. The postdoctoral researcher would have the opportunity to lead studies involving signaling between nociceptors and non-neuronal cells in models of interstitial cystitis and bladder pain, as well as work closely with mechanical, electrical and biological engineers to develop tools to study and eventually treat visceral pain disorders.

The postdoctoral researcher will have the potential to learn primary neuronal culture, electrophysiology, calcium imaging, optogenetic and animal behavioral assays. Additionally, the candidate will receive guidance on career goals, scientific communication, and student mentorship/supervision. There will be opportunities and expectations to present their work at local and national meetings.

The lab is located at the University of Florida in Gainesville Florida, which is ~2 hours from Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa Bay. The UF is the largest and oldest university in the state and is the 6th largest university campus by enrollment in the USA. The university has a thriving research community spanning 16 different colleges. The office of Postdoctoral Affairs (http://postdoc.aa.ufl.edu/) at UF serves the post-doctoral community by orienting and connecting postdocs to resources to support their professional development and wellbeing.

Applicants should have recently obtained (or be about to receive) a Ph.D. in neuroscience, physiology, biology or equivalent. Experience with cell culture, mouse handling and small animal surgery is desired but not required. Candidates should be self-motivated, and have excellent communication skills. We highly value hard work, curiosity, innovation, teamwork and professional development, in combination with a healthy work/life balance.

Questions about the position can be directed to amickle@ufl.edu.

For more information on the lab please visit micklelab.org.

To apply submit a cover letter and CV with 3 references to (amickle@ufl.edu ).

September 14, 2019


Newly established lab in the Department of Physiological Sciences in College of Veterinary Medicine. The candidate will conduct experiments largely focused in bladder biology and neuroscience. Major duties will include providing support for research by conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing results and performing operational duties associated with the laboratory, animal or human research in the natural, health, physical and social sciences. May be involved in one or more aspects of conducting research or may manage/direct staff responsible for conducting research.

Great opportunity to get research experience before graduate or professional school.