Postdoctoral Research Associate – Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Dentistry
Department:34160500 - DN-COAD

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

The Department of Oral Maxillofacial Sciences is recruiting for Postdoctoral Associate. This full-time post-doctoral position is available immediately to conduct research in the area of molecular biology and immunology of autoimmune Sjogren’s disease (SjD). Our laboratory is examining extracellular and intracellular triggers for innate immune cell activation, and their impact on T/B/Treg cells and glandular inflammation in SjD. More specifically, the roles of nucleic acid receptors and cytosolic RNA/DNA sensors in cytokine secretion and peripheral/tissue Treg regulation will be examined. In addition, anti-purinergic receptor therapy in vivo as well as a project on salivary gland regeneration are also in progress. The incumbent will carry out experiments by applying molecular, cellular, and immunological techniques to mouse and human specimens. This position is involved in many activities that will allow for cultural exchange among faculty, staff, students, and UF Exchange Visitors.

Expected Salary:

$56,000-$62,000 annually

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, or in any related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Qualifications include molecular biology, immunology, or cell biology background with the following skills preferred, but not required:

  • Gene, protein, and bioenergetics analysis
  • Functional assays
  • Cell culture and cloning
  • Flow cytometry
  • Animal studies
  • Manuscript/fellowship applications
  • Statistical analyses or bioinformatics
  • Teaching graduate, dental, and undergraduate students
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement or research, and a brief cover letter including the name and contact information for three references.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

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/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. 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.

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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