Postdoctoral Research Associate (52792)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 13, 2019
Employment Type
Full Time

The Molecular Metabolism Laboratory (Directed by Terence Ryan, 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 funded studies investigating the molecular basis for mitochondrial and muscle dysfunction in chronic kidney disease. These studies involve diverse experimental techniques ranging from cell culture models, preclinical animal models, and translational experiments in human patients. Our laboratory utilizes state-of-the-art mitochondrial function assays (high resolution respirometry, fluorometry), muscle function assessments, novel gene therapy development, and a wide variety of molecular biology assays (molecular cloning, gene and protein biology) and unbiased metabolic phenotyping (RNA-seq, proteomic, metabolomics).

Postdoctoral associates in the Ryan lab receive structured and extensive mentoring by the PI and collaborating investigators in the Department of Surgery and the UF Myology Institute. Scholars are highly encouraged to initiate new projects and collaborations and will receive regular training in grant and manuscript writing. Support will be provided to attend scientific conferences to present work and provide networking opportunities.

The University of Florida is the No. 8 ranked public university with annual research expenditures greater than $865 million in 2018. UF houses several core facilities which provide additional scientific and mentoring opportunities including the Myology Institute ( , University of Florida Older Americans Independence Center ( , and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute ( . Additional relevant information about postdoctoral scholar positions at the University of Florida can be found at .

Candidates must

  • Have PhD and at least one first-authored publication of significance
  • Possess strong knowledge of molecular biology and prior experience with animal handling is a plus
  • Working well as part of collaborative research group, strong work ethic, and strong organization skills are a must.

Applications must be submitted on-line and must include: 1) a cover letter containing description of past accomplishments, research interests and goals, and 2) a curriculum vitae (CV) that includes lists of publications and contact information for three professional references. Reference letters are not required at this stage, but will be considered during final selection process.

Review of applications will begin October 11, 2019 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 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 other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-7056 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).


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