Research Assistant Scientist

Mar 30, 2016
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Research Assistant Scientist

Job Description:

The Department of Epidemiology is recruiting a non-tenure track faculty member at the Research Assistant Scientist level. The Department is situated jointly within the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine in the new Clinical and Translational Research Building, facilitating collaborative multidisciplinary research. Faculty members teach in the MS and PhD in Epidemiology programs and the Master of Public Health program and participate in student mentoring. Our current faculty are leaders in aging, cancer, cardiac, chronic, environmental, infectious, substance abuse and psychiatric epidemiology. The Department works closely with the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Institute and is home to HealthStreet and a Fogarty International Center Training Grant.

The position will be supported by NIH-funded projects in behavioral epidemiology for HIV and other infectious and non-infectious diseases. The position duties include but are not limited to the following: preparing new research grants, conducting literature search, performing data processing, conducting statistical analysis, and preparing manuscripts for publication. 

The University of Florida is located in Gainesville, FL, which has been ranked the Best Place to Live in the US by Sperling and Sander's Cities Ranked & Rated. The College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine are in the University's Health Science Center, which also includes the Colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, and Veterinary Health. The Health Science Center also partners with the immediately adjacent UF Health Shands Hospital, and Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, and the UF Health Science Center Regional campus located in Jacksonville, FL. Additional major institutes and centers located at the University of Florida include the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Institute of Child Health Policy, the UF Health Cancer Center, the UF Genetics Institute, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the McKnight Brain Institute, all of which provide state-of-the-art environments and access to large data sets for faculty collaboration.

Advertised Salary:

Salary is negotiable; commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

An appropriate doctoral level degree in epidemiology or a relevant related discipline. 

Preferred Qualifications:Successful candidates must have substantial expertise in Epidemiology and a strong publication record.Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must submit a letter of interest, a CV, and list of references. Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. 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 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Final 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 education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

Health Assessment Required:No

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