Research Assistant Professor in Malaria Transmission Biology (73812)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 30, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, is seeking an individual for a full-time faculty position to include research responsibilities in Malaria Transmission Biology. The qualified applicant is expected to have extensive expertise in mass spectrometry, metabolomics, proteomics, molecular and cellular parasitology, molecular biology, and biochemistry. The applicant must display strong leadership skills and is expected to mentor staff, graduate, postdoctoral researchers, and students.

Ph.D. in biochemistry, analytical chemistry, molecular and cellular parasitology, or a closely related field; evidence of first-author research productivity (10 or more first author publications, presentations, etc.); expertise in mass spectrometry-based metabolomics and proteomics, pathway/systems modeling of multi-omic datasets; specific expertise required in UHPLC and nanoHPLC method development, metabolomics and proteomics workflows (including method development and data analysis); research experience with isobaric mass tagging (iTRAQ/TMT) of peptides, in vivo protein labeling via non-canonical amino acids, protein electrophoresis and western blot, affinity purification methods, purification and functional characterization of proteins, in vitro culturing of Plasmodium falciparum asexual and sexual parasites, molecular cloning, genetic engineering of parasites (experience with CRISPR-Cas technology preferably), PCR, RT-qPCR, and confocal immunofluorescence microscopy; ability to develop an original research program in the fields of chemical biology and parasitology; and must have at least 5 years of postdoctoral research experience in a US or European laboratory.

All applicants must apply online through Careers at UF in order to be considered for the position. For full consideration, applications for job number 73812 and a current curriculum vitae, letter of application and names of three individuals willing to write in support of the applicant must be submitted online. Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary will be based upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

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 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.


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