Updated: 6 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 28 Mar 2017

Classification Title:

Research Assistant Scientist

Job Description:

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida is seeking a non-tenure track, full-time, 75% research position at the level of Research Assistant Scientist to work in the laboratory of Dr. Josephine Allen. The incumbent will play a significant role in the performance of leading investigations of space biology. Multiple projects may be assigned in accordance with the needs of the laboratory. High level of independence is required. The chosen candidate will be expected to process and analyze large data sets, including, but not limited to, microarray, transcriptomics analysis and RNA-seq gene expression data. The ability to design and conduct ground based and space flight ready experiments is required. Independent writing and publishing research papers is expected.

Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and team work. Candidates should have a record of peer-refereed publications and outstanding scholarly achievement and activities within the space biology research area, including skills in molecular biology, mammalian cell culture, gene and protein expression, large scale gene expression data analysis, and utilization of various bioinformatics and microgravity bioreactor tools.

University of Florida counts among its greatest strengths — and a major component of its excellence – that it values broad diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and creates a robust, inclusive and welcoming climate for learning, research and other work. UF is committed to equal educational and employment opportunity and access and seeks individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders and other attributes who, among their many exceptional qualifications, have a record of including a broad diversity of individuals in work and learning activities. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida's 'Government in the Sunshine' and Public Records Laws. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and many other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Advertised Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

PhD and 5+ years post-doctoral experience in molecular biology within the space biology research area.

Preferred Qualifications: Particular emphasis will be on candidates with prior space flight experience aboard the ISS.  In addition, experience in omics analysis is highly desirable. Previous and demonstrated ability to advise graduate students, pre-doctoral students, postdoctoral associates and lab staff of different backgrounds is desirable.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, candidates must apply at https://jobs.ufl.edu/ reference position number 00004331. The applications must include a cover letter stating qualifications and availability, curriculum vitae, list of 2 professional references, and relevant publications.

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/ .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

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

Health Assessment Required: No

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