Research Assistant Professor of Arbovirus Transmission Biology (77390)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 13, 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 Arbovirus Transmission Biology. The qualified applicant is expected to have extensive expertise in bioinformatics, molecular biology, vector-host interactions, arbovirus infections of arthropods, spatial mapping, statistical analyses, and microbial ecology. The applicant must display strong leadership skills and is expected to have previous experience mentoring staff, graduate, postdoctoral researchers, and students.

The successful candidate must be highly motivated, enthusiastic, well-organized, able to multi-task, reliable, and able to interact well with others. This is a non-tenure accruing position.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in vector biology, entomology, virology, or a closely related field; evidence of first-author research productivity (three first author publications); demonstrated communication abilities (ten or more presenting author conference submissions); community-driven science outreach; a breadth of teaching experience, including additional skills in course development and teaching pedagogy; proven collaborative abilities with key stakeholders (including military personnel, vector surveillance agencies, local and federal government officials, industry professionals, etc.); demonstrated abilities to rear arthropod vectors and handle vector tissue culture models of interest; genetic engineering of arthropod vectors (experience with CRISPR-Cas technology); pathogen detection and surveillance using molecular methods including PCR, RT-qPCR, and immunofluorescence microscopy; experience in viral infection of arthropods and common virology lab techniques (i.e. plaque assay); broad parasitology work experience; bioinformatics experience (including method development and data analysis for transcriptomic, genomic, and metagenome data) and experience using spatial mapping (i.e. ArcGIS) and statistical software (ex. R). The candidate will work to develop an original research program in the fields of vector biology and virology, provide basic and applied research capacity to the Department, as well as facilitate extension work with vector control communities of Florida. Applicant must have at least 2 years of postdoctoral research experience.

All applicants must apply online through Careers at UF in order to be considered for the position. for full consideration, applications for job number 77390 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 applications close at 11:59pm on July 27, 2021.

Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’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 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. Rank and salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience.


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