An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Rachael Seidler within the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida to work on a collaborative project Mind in Motion, which will investigate the neural control of mobility in older adults. Other members of the collaborative at UF include Dave Clark, Todd Manini, Dan Ferris and Chris Hass. As one of the world’s leading research institutions, the University of Florida provides an exceptionally supportive environment for research. University support includes integrated and state of the art computer technology, exceptional students and staff, and a network of world-renowned scientists. The Neuromotor Behavior Laboratory (directed by Dr. Seidler) is an interdisciplinary, productive, and dynamic group of students and staff researching the neurocognitive control of movement.

The post-doctoral researcher will study neural correlates of walking and predictors of mobility decline in young and older adults. The candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with a research team to collect and analyze data, prepare manuscripts for publication, and participate at national and international level meetings.

Necessary Qualifications: Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, kinesiology or related field; experience with MRI techniques including structural MRI, DTI, and / or functional MRI is desirable.  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, LabView, and / or E-Prime). The position is initially available for one year and may be renewable. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is located. Applications must be submitted online at

and include (1) a letter of application describing prior research experience, current interests, and career goals; (2) a curriculum vita; and (3) names, mailing addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references.  Please send inquiries to Rachael D. Seidler, PhD, Office phone: 352-294-1722, .

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Selected candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluations Services (NACES) which can be found at

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 8000-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.