Research Assistant Scientist--UF Brain Immunotherapy Program

Gainesville FL
Aug 15, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Research Assistant Scientist

Job Description:

The Department of Neurological Surgery is charged with responsibility for medical education, medical care, and clinical research activities for neurosurgical specialties at UF and Shands.

The Research Assistant Scientist is a full-time, non-tenure accruing position, and will be responsible for overseeing research conducted within the University of Florida Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program (UFBTIP) and Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy.

This position has the responsibility to implement and support the molecular, veterinary and cellular work needs of projects within the RNA Engineering Laboratory group of UFBTIP including synthesis and production of RNA-nanoliposomes, dendritic cells, T cells and immunologic monitoring of murine and canine-derived samples.

Other Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead preclinical efforts in identifying immunogenic epitopes within tumors that can be immunologically targeted.
  • Perform modern molecular biology techniques, including gene cloning and real-time PCR, RNA production, and gene transduction in support of several projects within the UFBTIP.
  • Assist in the training and supervision of students and trainees within the laboratory and in the general maintenance of molecular biology, veterinary and cellular biology workspaces within the program
Advertised Salary:

Negotiable, commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D or M.D.


Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience in molecular biology and cellular work.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Qualified, interested candidates to be considered for this position will upload a cover letter, most recent CV and three professional references with contact information.

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 the 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. 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.

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

Health Assessment Required: Yes