UF seeks Research Assistant Scientist to conduct RNA-seq space flight experiments

Department:  The Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Job Number:  501708
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Apply On or Before:  March 28, 2017

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida is seeking a non-tenure track, full-time, 75% research position at the level of Research Assistant Scientist to work in the laboratory of Dr. Josephine Allen. The incumbent will play a significant role in the performance of leading investigations of space biology. Multiple projects may be assigned in accordance with the needs of the laboratory. High level of independence is required. The chosen candidate will be expected to process and analyze large data sets, including, but not limited to, microarray, transcriptomics analysis and RNA-seq gene expression data. The ability to design and conduct ground based and space flight ready experiments is required. Independent writing and publishing research papers is expected.

Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and team work. Candidates should have a record of peer-refereed publications and outstanding scholarly achievement and activities within the space biology research area, including skills in molecular biology, mammalian cell culture, gene and protein expression, large scale gene expression data analysis, and utilization of various bioinformatics and microgravity bioreactor tools.

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.

Qualifications: PhD and 5+ years post-doctoral experience in molecular biology within the space biology research area.
How to Apply:

Please apply at http://jobs.ufl.edu, posting #501708. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all requested additional documentation.

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