Postdoctoral Associate

Location
St. Augustine FL
Posted
Oct 09, 2017
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

The University of Florida, Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, Schnitzler Lab seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to join a team focused broadly on stem-cell mediated tissue regeneration, and the evolution and development of cellular senescence in the colonial cnidarian Hydractinia using modern experimental and computational biology techniques. The postdoctoral associate will be expected to design and lead research activities related to these topics, including designing and performing experiments, developing and executing protocols, performing data analysis, and writing manuscripts and grants. The postdoc will perform research as part of a team, as well as train and mentor other lab members.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in molecular and cellular biology techniques such as: DNA and RNA extraction, molecular cloning, in situ hybridization, gene manipulation and editing techniques (RNAi, morpholinos, CRISPR/Cas9), microinjection and/or electroporation of embryos, quantitative PCR, Western blotting, epifluorescence and confocal microscopy. Experience with cellular proliferation and viability assays is preferred. Experience with generating and processing RNA-seq or similar datasets is also preferred. Unix and programming skills are preferred. Experience with cnidarian or other marine invertebrate organisms is preferred.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience with a minimum of $47,476 annually.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in biological sciences and extensive expertise in molecular and cellular biology techniques.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with cellular proliferation and viability assays is preferred. Experience with generating and processing RNA-seq or similar datasets is also preferred. Unix and programming skills are preferred. Experience with cnidarian or other marine invertebrate organisms is preferred.   Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload your curriculum vitae with publication list, a detailed letter of interest, a one-page summary of your Ph.D. thesis, and contact information for three professional references with your online application form.

Applicants from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 http://www.naces.org/.

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.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No