Postdoctoral Associate (73816)
Apr 30, 2021
The Stabler Laboratory in the J Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida is seeking a creative and dedicated postdoctoral associate to join our team in working on translational research in Type 1 diabetes. This position is renewable on an annual basis for up to 3 years.
The Stabler Diabetes Tissue Engineering Laboratory is distinguished by its integration of engineering, biomaterials, and cellular therapy in a highly translational manner. The laboratory is housed within the J Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering and affiliated with the UF Diabetes Institute at the University of Florida. Research topics within the laboratory are diverse in the generation of functional materials, but highly focused on translational research in the field of diabetes. Our laboratory philosophy is one that seeks to build strong interdisciplinary collaborations to integrate biological cues and signals with rationally designed biomaterials. Through this integration, novel platforms can be developed that not only serve to provide the basic framework to the tissue, but to also dynamically interact and instruct the surrounding host cells and environment on how to respond to the implant. In such a manner, superior implants may be developed that provide elegant and localized control of the implant microenvironment.
The research goals for this position are in the translation of our bioactive scaffolds and coatings into preclinical models for validation and optimization. As a highly collaborative laboratory, the Associate will integrate as a part of our team, working together with members of the laboratory, as well as our extensive researcher network. The Associate will be expected to take a leadership role in the laboratory, directing research goals and timelines, mentoring students, and writing reports and publications.
Attributes of UF and Gainesville: The BME Department is housed in a state-of-the art building that is located in the medical school and steps from engineering. The University of Florida is one of only a few comprehensive universities, having medical, veterinary, dental, nursing, public health, and engineering disciplines all co-localized on the same, contiguous campus. UF is a highly collaborative environment that provides researchers with many opportunities for learning (e.g., top seminar programs, excellent core research facilities) and research collaborations. Gainesville is located in the northern region of Florida, within 1-1.5 hours of each coast, and just 1.5-2 hours to Orlando and Tampa. It is a small to medium-sized city with a low cost of living, excellent public and private schools, and southern hospitality.
The J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering is one of only a few departments in the nation to be co-localized with a top-ranked medical school, veterinary school and dental school. The department is housed in a new state-of-the-art building (completed in 2010) that is co-located with the medical school and steps from engineering. Biomedical Engineering at UF partners with many local research centers and institutes including the McKnight Brain Institute, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center.
Must have PhD in Science, Biomedical, or related field. Our laboratory has a commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Candidates should have experience in tissue engineering concepts (biomaterials, cells, and 3D design), as well as preclinical models (murine). Experience in islet isolations, culture, and transplantation a plus. A track record of impactful peer-reviewed journal publications and communication skills is also required.
In addition to applying online to Careers at UF, Applicants should submit a CV, a summary of future research interests and goals, and the names of 3 recommenders to Prof. Stabler via email [email protected] Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The 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/
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.