Research Assistant Profesor of Piscine Vaccinology (77432)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 16, 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 non-tenure accruing faculty position in Piscine Vaccinology to include research responsibilities in development of Edwardsiella vectored vaccines to prevent infectious diseases in the aquiculture industry and conduct research to develop superior adjuvants to recruit innate immune responses. The qualified applicant is expected to have extensive expertise in biotechnology, molecular genetics, microbiology, immunology and molecular biology. The applicant must display strong leadership skills and is expected to mentor staff, students and postdoctoral researchers.

The successful candidate must be highly motivated, enthusiastic, well-organized, able to multi-task, reliable, and able to interact well with others. Salary is negotiable depending upon training and experience.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in biotechnology or a closely related field and postdoctoral experience in innate and acquired immunity, microbiology, molecular genetics and vaccinology technologies; evidence of research productivity (journal publications, patent and grant application submissions, presentations, honors, etc.); expertise in molecular genetic manipulation of Edwardsiella vaccine vectors to synthesize and deliver protective antigens encoded by codon-optimized sequences from diverse pathogens or DNA vaccines encoding such antigens and the evaluation of such vaccines in appropriate fish species after challenge with the bacteria, viral and parasite pathogens targeted for control.

All applicants must apply online through Careers at UF in order to be considered for the position. For full consideration, applications for job number 77432 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 30, 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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