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Florida Atlantic University

Welcome to Neuroscience at FAU!


Faculty Positions at FAU

Florida Atlantic University is seeking two new faculty members at the Associate or Full Professor level to join FAU's neuroscience group on the John D. MacArthur campus in Jupiter, Florida; successful candidates will be granted tenure in FAU's Department of Biological Sciences. We are particularly interested in candidates who use cellular/molecular or systems/behavioral approaches to address questions in neuronal development, synaptic plasticity, cortical circuitry, learning and memory, stress or addiction.

To be considered, please apply for position #991114 at https://jobs.fau.edu

Welcome to Neuroscience at Florida Atlantic University. The FAU Neuroscience community is comprised of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students and staff. Our program faculty and trainees apply diverse methods to unlock the mysteries of the brain and the nervous system. This diversity spans the molecular and cellular level to systems, behavioral and cognitive on through to the theoretical and computational levels of analyses.

FAU has three PhD programs available to students who wish to pursue graduate studies and research in the different areas of neuroscience. In addition, a Neuroscience Certificate for Masters and PhD students and an undergraduate program in Neuroscience and Behavior is also offered. These programs are designed to foster the scientific and professional development of our students through coursework and research opportunities across a broad range of modern neuroscience. In addition, we sponsor a campus wide neuroscience seminar series that features distinguished national and international speakers. Just as neuroscience itself is interdisciplinary, our training faculty come from multiple departments and research centers within the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. In addition, we have Affiliate Faculty from Max Planck Florida Institute, Scripps-Florida and Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies.


FAU is pleased to announce that Dr. Greg T. MacLeod will join our Jupiter faculty as an Associate Professor in November 2013. Dr. MacLeod is internationally known for his work on synapses. He has developed a number of optogenetic tools for the study of structure and function of synapses and their role in aging and disease. He will be bringing two active NIH grants to FAU.

Available Neuroscience Programs

Integrative Biology and Neuroscience

Experimental Psychology

Complex Systems and Brain Sciences

Neuroscience Certificate

B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavior

Florida Atlantic Neuroscience Society

FAU Campuses: Boca Raton/Davie/Dania Beach/Fort Lauderdale/Jupiter/Treasure Coast/Harbor Branch