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Department of Biomedical Sciences

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The mission of the Department of Biomedical Sciences is to be "a community of scholars who educate future physicians and scientists and who advance knowledge through discovery." Increasingly, faculty are working together to deliver an innovative, student-centered medical education curriculum taking maximum advantage of technology.


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Employment Opportunities

Florida State University invites applications for up to FIVE tenure-track faculty positions; part of a strategic campus-wide investment in neuroscience.

Open with respect to rank and academic department, including departments represented in the
interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

• In vivo circuit function; via optogenetic, electrophysiological, molecular-genetic studies;
• Sensory, learning, circadian & regulatory mechanisms; Addictive, ingestive behaviors;
• Neurodegenerative disease; Aging; Affective disorders; Prospects for brain repair.

Successful candidates will have a synergistic impact on existing research programs, contribute to teaching and mentoring students; receive highly competitive salaries and start-up packages, research space in modern laboratory buildings and access to state of the art core facilities. 

Applicants should provide a single document in PDF format containing a letter of application, a full CV including links to recent publications, a two-page description of their research interests, and a brief teaching statement; sent to; and also have 3 letters of recommendation sent in electronic format to

Review of applicants starts November 1, 2014. New applications will be reviewed when received.

To see all openings in the College of Medicine, please visit

Contact Information

Program Associate
Phone: (850) 644-4934
Fax: (850) 644-5781

For Prospective Graduate Student Inquiries:

Academic Program Specialist
Phone: (850) 645-6420