Postdoctoral Associate Position- Mechanisms of Skeletal Muscle Wasting and Dysfunction(76382)

Employer
University of Florida
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jun 25, 2021

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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 position is available in the laboratory of Andrew Judge, Ph.D. ( https://pt.phhp.ufl.edu/profile/judge-andrew/ ) in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Florida. The research focus of our lab is centered on the identification of factors that initiate, and are causative in, skeletal muscle wasting and weakness. The predominant focus is cancer-induced muscle pathologies and identifying the circulating factors and intracellular signaling mechanisms which drive such pathologies, using pre-clinical models and patient samples. Our research is currently funded by active grants form the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and from the Florida Department of Health, Bankhead Coley Research Program, and our research team includes both basic scientists and clinicians.

Position Details : Duties of this appointment include performing research in areas of muscle wasting and weakness in pre-clinical models of cancer, collecting and analyzing data, evaluating the molecular signature of tissues and manipulating targets of interest using genetic, pharmacological and/or nutritional tools, and writing manuscripts. The candidate will also be encouraged to write applications for fellowships.

Minimum Requirements: A PhD is required. Preferred Qualifications: Although a range of backgrounds will be considered, highly motivated individuals with a strong background in muscle cell biology or physiology and molecular biology are encouraged to apply. Individuals should also have evidence of scientific productivity, effective English written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently.

The University of Florida : Over the past 5-8 years, Florida invested over 1.5 billion dollars in advancing the University of Florida. As a result, UF is now the 6th ranked public university in America (US News & World Report). The UF Health Science Center brings the Shands Hospital, the Colleges of Medicine, Public Health and Health Professions, Veterinary Medicine & Pharmacy into proximity, fostering cross-college collaborations. Gainesville is a university town with a relatively low cost of living, a high quality of life, and a location ~2 hours from 3 major cities (Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville).

Additional Information: Interested applicants should submit the following items as part of their online applications: curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests & career goals, a letter of interest, and the names and contact information of 3 references. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. The expected start date is September 1, 2021, but it is flexible. Applications will be reviewed 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 http://www.naces.org/ .

For questions about the position, please contact:

Andrew Judge, PT, PhD

Professor

Department of Physical Therapy

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, USA 32610

Email: arjudge@phhp.ufl.edu

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.

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