Research Assistant Professor (64098)

Gainesville, FL
Sep 09, 2020
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Research Assistant Professor (64098)

Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
Sep 3, 2020

The Department of Epidemiology ( at the University of Florida seeks qualified applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor position. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing department that has expertise in cutting edge areas including substance abuse and HIV, genetic epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, psychiatric epidemiology, data science, and infectious and chronic disease.

The successful candidate will be expected to build collaborative research within the Department of Epidemiology, the Population Sciences Program at the University of Florida Health Cancer Center (UFHCC), and the University of Florida. We are seeking outstanding individuals focused on research related to cancer population sciences, including but not limited to, cancer early detection, molecular epidemiology, health disparities, social determinants of cancer, data science, or healthcare delivery research.

The UF Department of Epidemiology envisions housing a preeminent, multidisciplinary group of PhD and/or MD investigators focused on population-based and clinical research dedicated to careers in building epidemiologic evidence and fostering a next-generation workforce. Cancer epidemiologists in this Department will be integral to the Cancer Population Sciences Program within the University of Florida Health Cancer Center. As a matrixed cancer center, the UFHCC brings together the talent of basic, clinical, translational and population-based cancer investigators across the University of Florida to take fundamental discoveries from bench to bedside to population, and back again. 

The Department of Epidemiology is strategically situated within the College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP) and the College of Medicine. Faculty members are jointly appointed to create synergies and collective strength, resulting in a competitive research profile and highly trained students who receive exceptional exposure to diverse expertise.  Our faculty and students have received numerous national awards in research and mentoring and are committed to excellence in training. The department offers an epidemiology PhD, Master of Science and concentration in the MPH program. It is also home to two National Institutes of Health Training grants. Faculty members are strongly supported by our college level instructional design team for course development and delivery and by our research core for grant development and submission.  

The University of Florida ( is a comprehensive research-extensive university that includes a full range of academic departments and programs. The College of Public Health and Health Professions ( is part of the University’s Health Science Center.  The UF Health Science Center ( is comprised of six health-related colleges located on a single, contiguous campus. They include the colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine.  The Health Science Center also partners with the immediately adjacent UF Health Shands Hospital, the 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.


Minimum required: Doctoral degree in Epidemiology or a related field, a focus on cancer epidemiology.

Preferred qualifications: Track record of research publications and extramural funding potential. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or an MD with additional graduate training (e.g. MPH, MS, or fellowship).

Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants should submit an application, which includes a CV, a letter that describes research and career interests, and 3 letters of reference, addressed to UF Epidemiology Search Committee, c/o Dejana Braithwaite, PhD, Co-Chair.

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.

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.


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