Research Assistant Scientist

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Health Profession, Library/Physical/Social Science, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:36020000 - PHHP-COM EPIDEMIOLOGY

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The University of Florida (UF) is one of the top tier institutions of higher education in the United States for its academic excellence, outstanding medical care, and cutting-edge scientific research. The University is ranked as the 14th-best public university in the U.S. and the 50th overall among all national universities, public and private. The State of Florida and UF’s President have committed to further elevate the university to one of the top 10 U.S. public universities. The UF Health Science Center is one of the country’s few academic health centers with six health-related colleges located on a single, contiguous campus (Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine). UF provides a quality academic workforce for scientific research, teaching, learning, and nurturing the next generation of scientists from all over the world.

The Division of Genetic Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology ( in the College of Public Health and Health Professions and College of Medicine invites applications for a Research Assistant Scientist to work in genetic epidemiology, bioinformatics, and computational biology. Candidates have opportunities to work on high-dimensional multi-omics datasets including genetics (e.g., GWAS, WGS, NGS), epigenetics (methylation, microRNA, ChIP-seq), transcriptomics (RNA-seq), metabolomics, and proteomics for human complex disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, major depression, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. The Department provides an outstanding environment for interdisciplinary, cutting-edge scientific research, career development and interactions with other units that perform basic, translational and clinical research. Senior faculty members in the department are committed to provide strong mentorship for junior investigators to advance their careers. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of Florida is located in Gainesville, FL, which has been ranked the Best Place to Live in the US by Sperling and Sander’s Cities Ranked & Rated. The Health Science Center partners with the immediately adjacent UF Health Shands Hospital, the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, and the UF Health Science Center Regional campus located in Jacksonville, FL. Additional major institutes and centers located at UF include the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Institute of Child Health Policy, the UF Health Cancer Center, the Genetics Institute, the Informatics Institute, ‘HiPerGator2’ high-performance research computing, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and the McKnight Brain Institute, all of which provide state-of-the-art environments and access to big data for research and faculty collaborations.

Advertised Salary:

Salary is negotiable; commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

An appropriate doctoral level degree in epidemiology, quantitative genetics, bioinformatics or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong computational skills or experience working with high-dimensional omics datasets needed. Prefer candidate who has publications in genetic epidemiology arena.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references. Review of materials will begin August 21, 2017 and continue until appointment is made.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

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

Health Assessment Required: No

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