Postdoctoral Associate- Spicer Lab

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Palm Beach
Categories: Biology/Life Science, Grant or Research Administration
Department:37044130 - SR-MM-SPICER LAB


Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

This candidate will be responsible for assay development directed at early drug discovery initiatives focusing on novel cell-based and biochemical based high-throughput screening (HTS). This opportunity is for individuals seeking to be trained in advanced translational biology skills for industrial scale small molecule discovery procedures relevant to the pharmaceutical industry. They will be responsible to develop and optimize a variety of biochemical and cell-based assays and implement them for screening on a fully automated HTS platform. This will require them to perform biochemistry and molecular biology techniques, with a focus towards more physiologically relevant 3D tissue culture models, iPSC scaling and technology building that enhances HTS outcomes that will be useful to the worldwide community. They will be trained to operate and troubleshoot automated liquid handling and analytical equipment as well as to utilize a variety of large-scale data management software systems to generate, analyze, and report data from research efforts.

Postdoctoral Associates are appointed positions for the purpose of developing scholarly competence, working under the supervision of a UF Scripps Biomedical Research Faculty member.  These appointments are normally not renewed beyond a total of four years.  Postdoctoral Associates cannot apply for external funding either as a Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator without prior approval from a Departmental Chair.  Postdoctoral Associates do not have consulting privileges. 

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Must possess a doctoral degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Biology, Chemistry or Engineering sciences. Background in mammalian cell culture, enzyme kinetics, protein expression/purification, and assay development.  Proficiency with operation of common laboratory and analytical equipment. Ability to work with high content imaging, 3D tissue culture, CRISPR and iPSCs would be a major advantage. Candidates must have excellent communication skills and desire to work in a fast paced, multi-disciplinary collaborative team which will ultimately put them on a path to a pharmaceutical industry position.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

Please provide names and email addresses of three to five references as part of the application process. When ready, the hiring department will contact the listed references via email requesting their reference letters to be uploaded directly to the application website.

This position is open until filled.  Application review will begin immediately.

This is a time-limited position. 

Health Assessment Required: No


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