Postdoctoral Associate - Powell Gene Therapy Center

Gainesville FL
Jun 22, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate - Powell Gene Therapy Center

Job Description:

Drs. Byrne and Corti at the Powell Gene Therapy Center of the University of Florida, Department of Pediatrics, are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate to be involved with cutting edge studies in muscular dystrophy and inherited ataxia. These studies emphasize both basic and translational research. The ideal candidate will have experience in molecular and cell biology with expertise in tissue culture and animal models of muscle and neurologic disease.

The qualified candidate will be involved in AAV mediated gene therapy research in small and large animal models for neuromuscular diseases such as Friedreich’s Ataxia, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Pompe disease.

The ideal candidate should have a recent Ph.D. with a strong background in molecular biology. Candidates with knowledge in AAV research will be favored. 

The Powell Gene Therapy Center at the University of Florida is a pioneer in gene therapy and the primary mission is to merge molecular genetics research and health care by developing new therapeutic strategies for the treatment of human diseases that involve gene transfer. This is an excellent training environment with potential for extensive collaboration among researchers within and outside the University.

Advertised Salary:

$47,476 - $50,000 commensurate based on qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements:


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. with a strong background in molecular biology
  • Knowledge and experience in AAV research
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload your Cover Letter or Letter of Interest including a statement of your research accomplishments and interests, Curriculum Vitae or Resume and List of References to this application.

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 the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credentialed 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.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Health Assessment Required: Yes