Assistant Scientist - Department of Neurosurgery - Neuro-oncology (72965)



The Assistant Scientist will be a key research team member within the department's Neuro-Oncology Lab with focus on:

Conducting Research
The assignment will include, but will not be limited to:
· Reading and analyzing relevant literature; contributing new ideas, actively engaging in scientific discussion, providing expertise to inform discussion of new concepts.
· Performing original research, data analysis, paper writing and grant writing in independent and collaborative fashion.
· Developing and publishing abstracts/publications for the dissemination of data; Presenting data at scientific meetings; Preparing figures and other elements important for grant submissions; Submitting grant proposals to fund research.
· Performing experimental biological data analysis, including but not limited to flow cytometry, qPCR, ELISA, animal imaging.
· Performing Next Gen Sequencing data analysis (e.g. RNA-seq, DNA-seq, Attac-seq, ChIp-seq)
· Performing Single Cell RNA-seq analysis.

Supervising and Teaching/Mentoring Junior Researchers
These activities will include, but will not be limited to:
· Participate in one-on-one teaching and mentoring activities.
· Mentor and teach undergraduate student in scientific programs.
· Supervise visiting scholars and technologists who participate in relevant research activities.
· Contribute to managing a positive lab environment including the spirit of collaboration and helping others.

This is a non-tenure position.

Minimum Requirement: M.D., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of postdoctoral research
  • Special expertise in Tumor Treating Fields basic and translational research
  • Expertise in Single Cell RNA seq analysis


Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a list of at least 3 professional references.

Selected candidate will be required to provide three letters of recommendation and an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.

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.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. 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.

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

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