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Postdoctoral Research Associate-The Laboratory of Basic and Clinical Muscle Biology

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 27, 2022

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job Description:

The Laboratory of Basic and Clinical Muscle Biology (PI: Leonardo Ferreira, PhD) in the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida seeks a candidate for a NIH funded postdoctoral position focused on diaphragm weakness in heart failure. The postdoctoral research associate will be part of a rich academic environment with opportunities for interactions and collaborative research with investigators focused on striated muscle biology and respiratory neuromuscular disorders. The candidate will have opportunity for career development and growth in the fields of cardiac, respiratory, and skeletal muscle physiology and biophysics, including submission of career development awards such as those available from NIH and American Heart Association. The laboratory has 1500 sqft with individual desks and space dedicated for several techniques ( ).

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA: The University of Florida is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 250,000 residents in North-Central Florida . It is known to be a progressive, environmentally conscious and culturally diverse community, 85 miles from the Georgia border, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It has abundant wildlife, mature forests, prairies, lakes and opportunities for many outdoor activities. Most of the year, temperatures are moderate. Summers are sunny skies, warm temperatures during the day and cool breezes at night. In 1977 Gainesville was named Florida Tree City of the Year and in 2007, the National Geographic Magazine ranked it as one of the top cities in the U.S. to work and play. The campus includes a full range of academic disciplines with strong research programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Agriculture, and Engineering, among others. It has an excellent public school system, with a number of high schools ranked highly in the Florida system. The International Baccalaureate program at Eastside High School has been ranked as one of the top 5 in the country by Newsweek Magazine.

More information about the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology can be found here:

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with experience and consistent with NIH guidelines.

Minimum Requirements:

The candidate should have an MD, DVM, PhD, or equivalent degree in biomedical sciences.

Preferred Qualifications:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Desire to engage in rigorous basic science research.

Experience in cardiovascular, respiratory, or skeletal muscle research is preferred.

Meeting project deadlines and working in a team environment will be important.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted online and should include:
  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Email address of three professional references
Please send inquiries to Dr. Leonardo Ferreira ( ). This position is open until filled. Applications will be considered on a regular basis 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 .

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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