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Assistant Scientist (78380)

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 28, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
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Full Time
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The Department of Urology, College of Medicine, University of Florida invites applications for a Research Assistant Scientist, Non-tenure accruing faculty position with expertise in bladder and kidney cancer research as well as in nephrolithiasis and kidney stone pathogenesis. The applicant must have experience in organotypic slice tissue cultures of human biopsies, mouse, and porcine bladder, kidney, and lung; further experience in cell separation, enzyme purification, and scanning electron microscopy. The candidate should have a strong background in statistics and knowledge in SAS and JMP software.

Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.

Preferred candidate with several years research experience in molecular immunology and chemistry with a focus on cancer innate immune response and hyaluronan metabolism.

This position requires the development of funded research in collaboration with other investigators with relevant expertise in cancer immunology. Other preferred qualifications include:

  • Creativity in developing experimental strategies and maintaining excellent notebooks.
  • Multidisciplinary background in translational research in cancer urology.
  • An outstanding track record of publications.
  • Ability to supervise students and to lead team-work approaches is especially encouraged.
  • Organotypic slice tissue cultures for human biopsies, mouse, and porcine
  • Collecting bone marrow from pigs
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Immunofluorescence microscopy
  • Compresstome
  • Ultramicrotome
  • Enzyme Purification
  • Quantitative PCR
  • 3D printing
  • Software: SAS, JMP, Fusion 360, Rhinoceros 3D

Interested qualified applicants must apply through Careers at UF. Applicants should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three professional references. If selected as the final candidate, three letters of reference will be required.

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.


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