Postdoctoral Associate

Gainesville FL
Oct 02, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

The Translational Drug Development (TDD) Core and the Department of Pharmaceutics at the University of Florida seek a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to work in the Core. The TDD Core is designed to provide expertise in bioanalytical drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics and early animal toxicity and efficacy studies. The TDD Core conducts research in the multidisciplinary area of pharmacokinetics and metabolism (DMPK) to support the advancement of drug discovery and development. The postdoctoral associate will be responsible for in-vitro, ex-vivo and in-vivo models to support ADMET (absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and toxacology) studies desired for IND filing. Applicants should be experienced in the handling of animals (rats and mice) and cell culture studies (hepatocytes, CACO2, MDCK, etc.) in a laboratory environment. Research focus will also include the blood brain barrier permeability and bidirectional efflux assays. Experience in LC-MS/MS, HPLC and pharmacokinetic modeling is highly desirable.

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be able to design, execute and interpret the in-vitro and in-vivo DMPK assays to support the drug discovery and development initative. Advertised Salary:

$47,476 annually

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in Pharmacokinetics & Metabolism, Pharmacy, Biological Sciences or related field. 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with LC-MS instrumentation, cell culture, animal handling and pharmacokinetics software
  • Experience preparing abstracts and manuscripts for publication and submitting research grant proposals
  • Creativity, an exceptional work ethic, and ability to complete experiments and data analysis independently and efficiently 
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a cover letter of no more than two pages detailing their qualifications, interests, and career objectives. 

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable applicant pool has been established.

    The final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts 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.

    Health Assessment Required: No