Postdoctoral Associate-The Molecular Metabolism Laboratory

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Allied Health, Grant or Research Administration
Department:26030100 - HH-APK-ADMINISTRATION

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate-The Molecular Metabolism Laboratory

Job Description:

The Molecular Metabolism Laboratory (Directed by Terence Ryan, PhD) within the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral associate to contribute to ongoing NIH funded studies investigating novel mechanisms, including the metabolic and mitochondrial abnormalities within skeletal muscle, that drive the development of frailty. These studies involve diverse experimental techniques including preclinical animal models, metabolomics and genomics, and mitochondrial and muscle physiological phenotyping and will develop interventions aimed to reduce frailty.

Research will occur in a rich training environment and postdoctoral associates in the Ryan lab receive structured mentoring by the PI and collaborating investigators in the Department of Physical Therapy and the Myology Institute.  Scholars are highly encouraged to initiate new projects and collaborations and will receive regular training in grant and manuscript writing. Support will be provided to attend scientific conferences to present work and provide networking opportunities.   

About the University of Florida: The University of Florida is the No. 5 ranked public university with annual research expenditures greater than $938 million in 2021.  UF houses several core facilities which provide additional scientific and mentoring opportunities including the Myology Institute (, University of Florida Older Americans Independence Center (, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (  Additional relevant information about postdoctoral scholar positions at the University of Florida can be found at

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with experience

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must have PhD and at least one first-authored publication of significance.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least one first-authored publication of significance.
  • Possess strong knowledge of molecular biology and prior experience with animal handling is a plus
  • Working well as part of collaborative research group, strong work ethic, and strong organization skills are a must.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted via email to and must include: 1) a cover letter containing description of past accomplishments, research interests and goals, and 2) a curriculum vitae (CV) that includes lists of publications and contact information for three professional references. Reference letters are not required at this stage, but will be considered during final selection process.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. Minorities, women, and those from other underserved groups are encouraged to apply.

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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