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Postdoctoral Associate - Maegawa Laboratory (48887)

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Aug 1, 2019

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Pharmacology, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering
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Full Time
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The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida, College of Medicine is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate for a one-year funded study to conduct research on the Exosomal Delivery of Therapeutics for Lysosomal Storage Diseases. There is a possibility that this position will be extended for a second year.

The primary responsibility is research related to exosomes and their use as therapeutic delivery tools. The postdoc will work on several assays to produce, characterize and investigate the therapeutic potential of exosomes.

The Postdoctoral Associate will interact with several collaborators across departments and outside academic, industry and government institutions. In addition, the postdoc will have the opportunity to work and interact with different leading researchers and trainees from the IGM and present their work at national and international conferences. More information about the projects can be found at Maegawa Lab .


PhD and/or MD degrees (PhD in the field of biomedical sciences)


  • Basic knowledge on cell and molecular biology, biochemistry and developing induced-progenitor cells as induced-neural cells from primary cells;
  • Basic molecular biology techniques including but not limited to molecular cloning, transfection, infection, RNA isolation, and Northern blotting;
  • Perform tissue culture procedures;
  • Analysts, GraphPad, Excel, PubChem, PDB, ImageJ, Volocity and ZEN 2009 Edition, and familiar with concepts of parametric and non-parametric statistics;
  • Lipids and proteomic techniques including lipid extraction and separation, subcellular fractionation methods, immunoprecipitation, immunoblots, pulse-chase assays, confocal and live cell microscopy, immunofluorescence assays, etc;
  • Experience preparing and presenting peer-reviewed articles, progress reports, posters and oral presentations.

Please upload a cover letter, most recent curriculum vitae, and three professional references with contact information or three letters of reference. Email inquiries to Dr. Gustavo Maegawa ( ) are welcome, however, applicants must apply on line.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until filled.

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

Selected candidate will be required to provide threes of recommendation and 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 approval 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.


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