Postdoctoral Research Associate – PNB


The Department of Physiology and Neurobiology (PNB) at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a non-tenure-track Research and Teaching Scholar (Assistant Research Professor) position. The successful applicant will conduct cutting-edge research under the mentorship of PNB faculty who have broad expertise in molecular, cellular, and organismal mechanisms underlying physiology or neurobiology, and their relevance to human diseases/disorders. Areas of study include but are not limited to any of the following: Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Circuit & Behavioral Neuroscience; as well as Development, Disease & Tissue Repair.

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary cohort of CLAS teaching and Research Scholars and will be offered training and support related to teaching, career development, and resources to improve recruitment and retention of historically excluded and underrepresented students in the physiology and neurobiology field, or whose research clearly contributes to advancing the diversity of the physiology and neurobiology profession. The successful candidate will have full access to the COR2E facilities and be eligible to apply internal and external funding. In addition to performing high-quality research activities, the successful candidate will have unique opportunities to gain teaching experience and develop their own pedagogical skills.


  1. A Ph.D. in Physiology, Neurobiology, or other relevant disciplines.
  2. Two peer-reviewed publications in the relevant field.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work productively in a team environment.
  4. Strong commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion within the academic setting.


  1. A strong record of scholarly accomplishments with peer-reviewed research publications.
  2. Demonstrated success with submitting proposals and obtaining funding.
  3. Previous teaching experience.


This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2022. The salary for this position is $65,000 and includes complemented by a comprehensive benefits package. The position is funded for two years from the date of hire, with the possibility for extension. The position will be renewed annually based on satisfactory performance and funding.


Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter listing potential faculty mentors,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Statement of research describing accomplishments and career goals (maximum of 3 pages),
  • Commitment to diversity statement including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.,
  • Three (3) letters of reference.

Applicants are encouraged to contact potential faculty mentors prior to their application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology please visit the Department website at For questions regarding the search process, contact Linda Armstrong (

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This job will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Advertised: Mar 01 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Mar 31 2022 Eastern Daylight Time