Assistant Scientist - Pediatrics Child Health Research Institute (72230)

Gainesville, Florida
Apr 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Assistant Scientist - Pediatrics Child Health Research Institute (72230)

Gainesville, Florida
Open Date:
Apr 5, 2021
Close Date:
Apr 19, 2021

The University of Florida’s Department of Pediatrics is seeking a full-time Assistant Scientist to pursue a career in the Department of Pediatrics, Child Health Research Institute. This is a non-tenure accruing position. 

The ideal candidate should have a successful record of accomplishments and knowledge in adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy and developing therapies for inherited muscle diseases.

Faculty assignment to include:

  1. Developing innovative research ideas
  2. Designing and conducting experiments
  3. Collecting and interpreting data
  4. Assisting in project planning and timing management
  5. Submitting articles for peer reviewed publications
  6. Presenting research results at scientific meetings
  7. Procuring extramural funding
  8. Training of other personnel
  9. Participating in administrative and scientific meeting on and off campus


Successful candidates will need to have a Ph.D. in a related discipline, experience working with rodent animal models, and a working knowledge of Pompe Disease and Friedreich’s Ataxia.

Application Instructions:

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references or three letters of reference.

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.

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


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