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Research Assistant Professor of Malaria

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
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Job no: 523001
Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:28100000 - VM-INFECT DISEASE & IMMUNOLOGY

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Job Description:

The Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, is seeking an individual for a full-time faculty position to include research responsibilities in molecular and cellular parasitology. The qualified applicant is expected to have extensive expertise in parasitology, molecular biology, cell biology, glycobiology, biochemistry, gametocyte culture, mosquito infections, and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in Plasmodium falciparum. The applicant must display strong leadership skills and is expected to mentor staff, graduate, postdoctoral researchers, and students in malaria transmission biology.

The successful candidate must be highly motivated, enthusiastic, well organized, able to multi-task, reliable, and able to interact well with others.

Expected Salary:

Salary will be commensurate with experience of the successful candidate.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in parasitology or a closely related field; evidence of first-author research productivity (publications, presentations, etc.); demonstrated experience in culturing P. falciparum parasites and Standard Membrane Feeding Assays (SMFA) is required, as well as a deep knowledge of gametocyte biology and P. falciparum transmission. Required expertise in PCR, real-time qPCR, molecular cloning techniques, protein purification and Western blot, P. falciparum in vitro transfection and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing; ability to develop an original research program in the field of malaria biology; and must have at least 3 years of postdoctoral research experience in a US or European laboratory.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in glycobiology, glycomics, and mass spectrometry is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

All applicants must apply online through Careers at UF in order to be considered for the position. Applications for job number 523001 and a current curriculum vitae, letter of application and names of three individuals willing to write in support of the applicant must be submitted online. Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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.

Please provide names and email addresses of three to five references as part of the application process. When ready, the hiring department will contact the listed references via email giving instructions on how to upload their letters directly to the application website. You will be notified when the department contacts those references.

The application system will prompt the applicant for the names/email of three references. The search committee will notify the applicant before the system contacts those references, who will be requested to upload their letters of reference directly to the application website. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time.

This is a time-limited position.

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

Health Assessment Required:Yes

Advertised: 11 Aug 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 22 Aug 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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