Research Assistant Professor (64876)

Gainesville, FL
Sep 30, 2020
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Research Assistant Professor (64876)

Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
Sep 29, 2020

Department of Pharmacodynamics is looking for a highly motivated early career investigator with research experience in experimental hematology and leukemia research at the rank of as a Research Assistant Professor.

This junior, non-tenure-track faculty position will:

  1. Conduct studies to determine genetic and epigenetic alterations in hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) after chemotherapy and radiation and during aging using the state-of-the-art technologies, such as next generation sequencing (NGS), transcriptome mutation analysis, single cell RNA sequencing, and CHIP-sequencing.
  2. Perform bioinformatic data analysis using various NGS tools (such as Bowtie 2, Tophat, cufflinks, STAR, MACS2, SamTools, Seurat, and Galaxy), data bases (for example, TCGA, UCSC, NCBI-GEO, ICGC, Proteomics DB, ELM, JASPAR, and CellMiner), pathway analysis (including DAVID, KEGG, REACTOME, ConsensusPathDB, and GSEA) and statistical methods.
  3. Perform a variety of phenotypic and functional analyses for HSCs, such flow cytometry, HSC and hematopoietic progenitor cell clonogenic assay, and HSC transplantation.
  4. Mentor and teach graduate students and undergraduate students. Communicate research progress to colleagues, present research at conferences, and write grant proposals and articles for publication.

The ideal candidate will have an excellent record of publication, experiences in experimental hematology and leukemia research, development of new ideas and technologies to gain a better understanding HSC aging, clonal hematopoiesis and leukemogenesis at the single cell level, and a keen interest in using an research faculty position as a resource to not only strengthen aging and cancer research at the University of Florida, but also launch an independent research career. Strong written and verbal communication skills, analytical skills, and creativity are essential. Applicants interested in advancing teaching skills will have that opportunity. In addition to substantial research infrastructure and financial support, the salary for this position will be highly competitive according to the applicant’s qualifications and experience.


Minimum: PhD in biomedical research; some postdoctoral experience in experimental hematology and leukemia research

Preferred: PhD in biomedical research; 3 or more years of postdoctoral experience in experimental hematology and leukemia research; and a strong record of high impact publications

Application Instructions:

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and accept applications until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by 10-15-2020.

Interested applicants should apply online at and submit: (1) a letter of interest; (2) complete curriculum vitae; and (3) contact information for at least three professional/academic references. Three letters of recommendation will be required for final candidates.

E-mail inquiries to: Ashley Lavender ([email protected])

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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