Postdoctoral Associate in Bioinformatics

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Grant or Research Administration, Health Care Administration/Support, Physical/Mathematical Sciences
Department:36010000 - PHHP-COM BIOSTATISTICS

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

Dr. Li Chen's laboratory ( at the University of Florida's Department of Biostatistics ( is accepting applications for a fully-funded postdoctoral associate position. This position, available immediately, focuses on developing statistical, machine learning and deep learning methods to analyze multi-omics data (genetic, epigenetic, transcriptomic, imaging, single-cell genomics and proteomic data) with the goal of understanding the underlying genetic architecture of complex traits and diseases. Key responsibilities for the postdoctoral associate position include data analysis, manuscript writing, research presentation at conferences, and assistance with grant applications.

UF Biostatistics: The Department of Biostatistics ( is strategically situated within the College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP) and the College of Medicine. The department is ranked #11 in Biostatistics Programs at Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report. Currently, the department has 28 full-time faculty. Faculty members are jointly appointed to create synergies and collective strength, resulting in a competitive research profile and highly trained students who receive exceptional exposure to diverse expertise. Our faculty and students have received numerous national awards in research and mentoring and are committed to excellence in training. The department offers an PhD, Master of Science, and concentration in the MPH program, and currently has 40+ PhD students. All trainees of PhD graduates are placed into tenure-track faculty, government, and industry positions.

Expected Salary:

$56,484 annually, commensurate with experience levels and in accordance with current NIH postdoctoral salary guidelines.

Minimum Requirements:

A Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Statistics, mathematics or a related quantitative field is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proficient in R/Python
  • Prior experience in genetic or genomic data analysis will be considered a plus during the selection process
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants should submit the following items as part of their online applications: curriculum vitae, a brief statement of interest and contact information for two references.

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

This position has been reposted; previous applicants remain under consideration and need not apply.

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

If an accommodation 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: No


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