Postdoctoral Associate - Pediatrics Cellular & Molecular Therapy (64693)

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 22, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time

A postdoctoral associate position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Shannon Boye in the Division of Cellular and Molecular Therapy in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine. This position is funded for two years, with the possibility of further extension. The work is focused on the development of Adeno-associated viruses (AAV) vectors for the treatment of inherited retinal disease. A highly motivated individual is being sought who is a self-starter, has excellent interpersonal skills, proactive attitude, attention to detail, and good work ethic. This individual must be dependable, and able to work both independently as well as a team-player. Candidates should have a strong background in molecular biology. Preference will be given to applicants that have demonstrated the ability to work as part of a collaborative team and have a strong interest in translational research. Experience with outcome measures in rodent models (ERG, OCT, fundoscopy, behavior testing), gene therapy and/or virology are a plus.

A strong candidate will have:

  • A Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related disciplines or M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. and relevant experience
  • Prior experience in molecular biology, cell culture, and animal studies.
  • Preference will be given to individuals with previous research experience with AAV
  • Proven ability to present and publish research data
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English

Minimum: Ph.D., or M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. in the appropriate area of specialization.

Preferred: Prior experience with outcome measures in rodent models (ERG, OCT, fundoscopy, behavior testing), gene therapy and/or virology.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references, or three letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin on October 6, 2020 and will continue until a sufficient applicant pool has been established.

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 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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