Postdoctoral Associate - Vascular Surgery (74077)

Gainesville, FL
May 12, 2021
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Postdoctoral Associate - Vascular Surgery (74077)

Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
May 11, 2021

The Department of Surgery at the University of Florida is seeking two highly self-motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral associates to contribute to ongoing NIH funded studies investigating the molecular basis for peripheral vascular disease under the mentorship of Dr. Scott Berceli. The Berceli lab conducts research on multiple projects aimed at the elucidating mechanisms of vein graft failure and fistula maturation with specific interest in single cell genomics. The ideal candidate would have experience in the field of Vascular Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology or a strong background in Genomics or Engineering; have a PhD and at least one first-authored publication of significance; possess strong knowledge of molecular biology; and work well as part of collaborative research group with a strong work ethic and strong organization skills. Experience in phenotyping immune cells, single cell RNA sequencing, and advanced statistics are preferred, but not required.

Postdoctoral associates in the Berceli lab receive structured and extensive mentoring by the PI and collaborating investigators in the Department of Surgery and the UF Myology Institute. Scholars are highly encouraged to initiate new projects and collaborations and will receive regular training in grant and manuscript writing. Support will be provided to attend scientific conferences to present work and provide networking opportunities.

The University of Florida ranked 16th among public universities in research expenditures in 2019. UF research spending at record $942.2 million in 2020. UF houses several core facilities which provide additional scientific and mentoring opportunities including the Myology Institute ( and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute ( Additional relevant information about postdoctoral scholar positions at the University of Florida can be found at

With the full-time research position, the Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to carry out the following duties:

  1. Cell culture, various bench-top assays, and animal experiments                                      
  2. Development of new methods required for completion of the research projects
  3. Data collection, organization, analysis, and presentation
  4. Abstract and manuscript preparation
  5. Research proposal submission
  6. Supervise undergraduate and technical staff as needed to assist with experiments.

Individuals will be required to do occasional light lifting as required for laboratory restocking, maintenance, etc.

Individuals will be required to comply with all institutional safety policies including Universal Precautions and OSHA standards when handling toxic, hazardous, flammable, radioactive or potentially infectious or carcinogenic materials. This may require wearing common protective garments or equipment such as gloves, eye protection, face mask, gown or lab coat, etc. Additionally some procedures may require the use of a fume hood or biological safety cabinet.



  • Ph.D. in molecular or cell biology, or related field. 
  • Experience in the field of Vascular Biology and Immunology.
  • At least one first-authored publication of significance.
  • Applicants should have excellent communication and problem-solving skills.


  • Expertise in single cell RNA sequencing, genomics, R programming, and vascular biology.

Application Instructions:

Applications should include a cover letter (no more than two pages detailing qualifications, interests, and career objectives), curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until 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   

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.  

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.



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