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Research Assistant Professor

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

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Job no: 522553
Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine
Department:60150000 - AG-FOOD SCIENCE / HUMAN NUTR

Classification Title:

Res Ast Prof

Job Description:

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment of inclusive excellence that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. Inclusive excellence is the active process of including and respecting everyone as we strive for excellence and equitable outcomes in all we do at the University of Florida. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented groups to apply.

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) or visit Accessibility at UF .

This is a 12-month non-tenure-accruing, full time position that will be 85% research and 15% teaching available in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. Duties will include conducting research in molecular nutrition, specific to the area of zinc metabolism and function. The incumbent is expected to perform independent research and supervise students and postdoctoral trainees. This person will maintain an active research program based on ability to attract competitive extramural funds in areas that complements current research in the Department. Collaboration is available and expected across other departments and institutions with related molecular nutrition expertise as well as commercial collaborations addressing both domestic and international concerns. The research efforts may venture into other fundable interests consistent with the Land Grant and Sea Grant missions of the University.

This position will also teach the undergraduate course HUN 4813C Laboratory Techniques in Molecular Nutrition. This course focuses on laboratory techniques relevant to the study of nutrition, ranging from biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics, and bioinformatics. Teaching duties will include advising undergraduate students and supporting student professional development activities. There may be additional or different courses assigned that complements the Department’s educational programs.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:


A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in nutritional sciences or related field; a minimum of four years of related postdoctoral research experience is essential. Experience in molecular biology and metabolic experimentation with animals or a closely related discipline is required. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and procurement of extramural funding. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. Candidates must also have a commitment to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.

Preferred Qualifications: Special Instructions to Applicants:

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


Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. This information should be sent to:

Please refer to Requisition # 522553

Wendy Dahl

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

Food Science and Human Nutrition

572 Newell Drive

Gainesville, FL 32611

Telephone: 352-294-3707

Electronic Mail: [email protected]

Application Information

  • Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information (including email addresses) for three individuals willing to write letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Selected candidate will be required to provide an 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).

    Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.

    The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

    Health Assessment Required:No

    Advertised: 22 Jun 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: 06 Jul 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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