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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Health Profession
Department:36020000 - PHHP-COM EPIDEMIOLOGY

Classification Title: Research Assistant Scientist
Job Description:

The Division of Genetic Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology is recruiting a non-tenure track Research Assistant Scientist in genetic epidemiology of human complex diseases.  The position will focus on identifying genetic, epigenetic or metabolic factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, mental illness, Alzheimer’s disease or related conditions. The candidate will have opportunities to work on rich high-dimensional omics datasets, e.g., GWAS, WGS, EWAS, RNA-seq, metabolomics, and proteomics datasets.

The candidate should have a PhD in epidemiology, quantitative genetics, bioinformatics or a related field. Preference will be given to the candidate who has strong computer skills (e.g., programming languages, quantitative genetic methods, and familiarity with UNIX-like operating systems) and excellent English writing skills.  Experience with handling massive omics datasets and publications in genetic epidemiology are preferred, but not required.  The candidate should have a strong interest in genetic epidemiology, be highly motivated to conduct scientific research, be able to work independently in team-oriented projects, and be consistent, responsible and accurate in scientific research. Of note, this position is only for applications that have a strong background in quantitative genetics, bioinformatics, and programming ability in genetic epidemiology research.  Those who would like to work in a wet lab should not apply for this position. Starting salary will be commensurate with training and experience.

The Department of Epidemiology ( is situated jointly within the College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP) and College of Medicine (COM), in the Clinical and Translational Research Building, facilitating multidisciplinary research. Faculty members pursue independent and collaborative research; they teach in the MS and PhD in Epidemiology Programs, the Master of Public Health Program, and also teach first and second year medical students. They are advisors and mentors to a wide variety of students.  Our current faculty members are leaders in genetic epidemiology, aging, cancer, cardiac, chronic disease, environmental, infectious, substance abuse, and psychiatric epidemiology. The Department works closely with the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Institute and is home to HealthStreet, and a Fogarty International Center Training Grant and multiple NIH and other grants. The Department provides an outstanding environment for interdisciplinary, cutting-edge scientific research, and interactions with other units that perform basic, translational and clinical research. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Advertised Salary:

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with training and experience

Minimum Requirements:

PhD in genetic epidemiology, quantitative genetics, bioinformatics, or related field

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Substantial expertise in computational programing and statistical data analysis
  • Strong publication record
  • Experience in teaching and mentoring
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references

Review of materials will begin immediately 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 U.S. 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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