Postdoctoral Scholar Research - Cell, Molecular and Microbiology

University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
November 04 2020
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Scholar Research - Cell, Molecular and Microbiology

Job ID: 26046
Location: Tampa, FL
Department: Cell Biology, Microbiology & Molecular Biology (CMMB) / 0-1210-000
College/Division: College of Arts and Science
Salary Plan: Temporary
Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $52,704.00/Annual

Postdoctoral Position in small molecule mass spectrometry, lipidomics, and cellular lipid signaling.

A postdoctoral research fellow position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Charles Chalfant in the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, FL. The overarching goal of the Chalfant laboratory is to understand how cellular lipid signaling regulates specific fundamental mechanisms linked to diseases and disease states such as cancer, sepsis, inadequate wound healing, and chronic inflammation.  The research programs of the Chalfant lab are funded by the National Institutes of Health (R01GM137578; R01AI139072) and the Veterans Administration (BX001792) and the salary for the postdoc position will be based on NIH pay scales.

Responsibilities: Apart from research, responsibilities include mentoring and training junior lab members, writing scientific manuscripts/grant applications, and assisting with lab management. A personalized career development and mentoring plan will be jointly prepared by the PI and the postdoctoral fellow.

Research Environment: The PI has individual and shared lab space that provides an abundance of genetic, biochemical, and molecular tools and other scientific resources for innovation, and opportunities for collaboration. Our proximity to USF-Health (College of Medicine) and the Moffitt Cancer Center, and our multi-institutional Lipid and RNA Interest Group meetings, provide an intellectually stimulating environment. The Chalfant laboratory has one of the strongest capabilities in the US for lipid mass spectrometric analyses. Both AB SCIEX 5500 and 5600+ systems are available for daily and dedicated use by the postdoctoral trainee to develop and enhance the analysis of bioactive lipids (e.g., eicosanoids, sphingolipids) with tremendous opportunities for collaborations in the national and international level.

To apply for the position, a single pdf document composed of a cover letter, statement of research experience and interests, and CV with the contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:
Doctoral degree from an accredited institution in either Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a related discipline completed prior to the expected start date is required. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Postdoctoral Scholar.

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong background in mass spectrometric analyses is required and preferred skills include experience in lipidomics and/or small molecule mass spectrometric analyses using QTRAPs. Demonstrated fluency in both written and oral communication is required.

Information for Applicants 
This position is subject to a Level #1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 26046

Posting Date:  10/29/2020

Posting End Date: 12/28/2020

How To Apply 
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Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.  YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

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Equal Employment Opportunity 
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Work Location 
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About USF 
The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF 
With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees.  We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

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