Postdoctoral Research Associate (61798)
The Muscle Stress Physiology Laboratory (directed by Tom Clanton, PhD) within the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral associate to contribute to ongoing NIH and DOD funded studies. Duties of this appointment include performing research in areas of muscle dysfunction in heat stress and septic shock in animal models, collecting and analyzing data, evaluation of molecular and epigenetic responses in tissues and cells, writing manuscripts, assisting in grant applications, and submitting new grant applications as PI. Although the primary duties for this position are research, involvement in service at the department, college, and university is also expected.
As a member of the Association of American Universities, the University of Florida is considered one of the nation’s premiere research institutions. UF is the No. 8 ranked public university with annual research expenditures greater than $865 million in 2018. The University currently has approximately 52,000 students registered, with the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology enrolling approximately 900 undergraduate and 120 graduate students. The department is housed in the College of Health and Human Performance, which is one of 17 university colleges. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art research laboratories, classrooms and offices. UF is located in Gainesville ( www.visitgainesville.com ), a city of approximately 250,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 118 miles from Orlando, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The area has moderate temperatures year-round and hosts abundant wildlife, mature forests, prairies, lakes, and opportunities for many outdoor activities. Gainesville has an excellent school system, with a number of public schools highly ranked in the state and nation. Additional relevant information about postdoctoral scholar positions at the University of Florida can be found at http://postdoc.aa.ufl.edu .
Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. degree in physiology, molecular biology, kinesiology or a closely related discipline.
Applications must be submitted online and must include: (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. Inquiries should be addressed to: Thomas Clanton, Ph.D.; firstname.lastname@example.org . Review of applications will begin June 18, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
Selected 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 educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluations Services (NACES) which can be found at http://www.ncas.org .
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 8000-955-8771 (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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