Postdoctoral Associate – Bhaduri-McIntosh Lab

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Allied Health, Grant or Research Administration


Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate - The Bhaduri-McIntosh Lab at the University of Florida

Job Description:

The Bhaduri-McIntosh lab at the University of Florida, U.S.A. is seeking a motivated post-doctoral candidate to pursue recently discovered novel components of the cellular DNA replication machinery driven by the cancer-causing Epstein-Barr virus. This research combines standard molecular biology, immunology, genetic, and biochemical approaches as well as cutting edge approaches such as DNA fiber analysis, mass spectrometry, and iPOND to investigate host-pathogen relationships in separated populations of latent and lytically infected cells and patient-derived cells. The Bhaduri-McIntosh lab provides a highly supportive environment with ample opportunity for collaboration. This is combined with rigorous mentoring to create an individualized development plan to achieve the career goals of each team member.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated with a strong work ethic and demonstrated creativity in prior publications.


Design and develop research projects with the Principal Investigator

Lead at least two independent research projects simultaneously alongside collaborative projects with other team members

Conduct experiments using a variety of techniques including qPCR, RT-qPCR, chromatin immunoprecipitation, cloning, immunoprecipitation, immunofluorescence, Western blotting, FACS, virus mutagenesis, proximity ligation assays, iPOND, DNA molecular combing, mass spectrometry, transcriptomics, CRISPR-Cas9, etc. Perform data collection and analysis.

Initiate and maintain cell cultures

Prepare and maintain biological stocks

Maintain proper lab and experimental records, both digital and hard copy

Test, optimize, troubleshoot new and existing methods and techniques, and update protocols

Guide and train undergraduate and graduate student researchers

Prepare scientific results for publication in peer-reviewed journals and grant applications  

Maintain laboratory equipment and order supplies as needed

Present results at internal and external meetings and scientific conferences

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. degree in the appropriate area of specialization. A strong interest in research, as well as excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills.

First-author peer-reviewed publications in English language journals.

Experience in mammalian cell culture and basic biology techniques including qPCR, RT-qPCR, chromatin immunoprecipitation, cloning, immunoprecipitation, fluorescence microscopy, and Western blotting.

Experience in Virology, mass spectrometry, transcriptomics, CRISPR-Cas9, protein purification.

Preferred Qualifications:

Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint. Familiarity with computer languages is desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications should include a curriculum vitae (CV), and a cover letter including a brief description of research experience and future goals, and contact information for three professional references.
Review of applications will begin on immediately and will continue until a sufficient applicant pool has been established.
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 committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.
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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