Post Doctoral Associate

Gainesville, Florida
January 17 2017
Tanmay Lele
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type

The Chemical Engineering Department in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida invites applications for a 12-month academic, time-limited, Post-Doctoral Associate position. This is a collaborative position shared by a faculty member in Chemical Engineering working in cell biology, and a faculty member in the Cancer Center.

Responsibilities of this position are to identify chromatin regulators that contribute to mechanical properties of the nucleus in normal and cancer cells, to evaluate the effect of altered nuclear shapes in cancer on gene regulatory processes, and to explain how the nucleus becomes abnormal in cancer. Skills desired include experience with molecular cell biology techniques like qPCR, RNA-seq and chromatin immunoprecipitation, and microscopy. Additional responsibilities including critically evaluating literature, maintaining up-to-date records in lab notebooks, analyzing data and preparing manuscripts. The research involves an interdisciplinary highly collaborative environment working with other postdocs and graduate students.

Qualifications:  The successful candidate will have a PhD in or MD/PhD degree in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biomedical engineering or a related discipline. Applicants should have good communication, problem-solving skills and the ability to work flexible hours depending on specific experiments.  In addition, the candidate should have a record of successful proposal writing, mentoring and classroom teaching of undergraduate and graduate students.

To be considered for this position, interested persons must apply through the Careers at UF website @ and provide a letter of interest, detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching summary and long-term goals, along with the names and email addresses of three or more references.

University of Florida counts among its greatest strengths — and a major component of its excellence – that it values broad diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and creates a robust, inclusive and welcoming climate for learning, research and other work. UF is committed to equal educational and employment opportunity and access and seeks individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders and other attributes who, among their many exceptional qualifications, have a record of including a broad diversity of individuals in work and learning activities. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s ‘Government in the Sunshine’ and Public Records Laws. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and many other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.