Postdoctoral Associate

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Computer Science
Department:19020000 - EG-MECHANICAL / AEROSPACE ENG

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering invites applications for a 12-month, full-time Postdoctoral Associate. The Postdoctoral Associate will work in our Integrative Mechanobiology Laboratory (IML) and engage in setting up the patch clamp rig and training graduate students on electrophysiology experimental skills. A successful candidate will work independently and also collaborate with other members to participate in the cutting-edge technology-and-discovery-driven research projects in a highly dynamic and exciting environment. The ideal candidate would have at least 1-2 years of experience in bench (wet lab) experiments focusing on electrophysiology. Skills in LabVIEW programming and development of the optical microscope are a strong plus, but not required. This position offers a rich opportunity to engage research at the frontier of biotech fields, aiming for the next stage of the candidate's career, either in academic or industry.

Our Integrative Mechanobiology Laboratory (IML) at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering focuses on inventing new physical tools to probe the biological function and structures. We use our tools to explore biological questions and make new measurements in the unexplored regimes of time and space. Our research projects are interdisciplinary by nature, at the interface of mechanical engineering, physics, chemistry, and biology.  Currently, we tackle important problems in human diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular malfunction, tissue regeneration, and brain disorders. We aim to train the next generation of scientists and apply our discoveries to developing innovative technologies and medicines to improve human health.

Expected Salary:

$47, 476 - Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. and a strong background in electrophysiology, patch clamping, rig setup and standard lab bench operation.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. and a strong background in electrophysiology, patch clamping, rig setup and standard lab bench operation.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please email CV (summarizing previous research/work experience, publication record, skills, and relevant career accomplishments) to Dr. Xin Tang with the subject "Electrophysiologist candidate application" at Review of applications will begin immediately and 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.

This position was originally posted under requisition #51944.  All previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Health Assessment Required: No


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