Research Assistant Professor

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jan 19, 2023

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Job Description:

The University of Florida (UF) is embarking on a campus-wide strategic initiative to hire clusters of faculty with expertise in Artificial Intelligence (AI), broadly defined. As part of this initiative, the Genetics Institute (UFGI) is seeking qualified applicants for a non-tenure track faculty position focusing on research in the field of transcriptional regulation in neurodegenerative and cognitive disorders applying machine learning and artificial intelligence/machine learning methods.

About the UF Genetics Institute and the University of Florida
The aim of the UFGI is to promote excellence in the areas of genetics and genomics at the University of Florida by: (1) building community, facilitating collaboration and creating opportunities for intellectual exchanges among investigators working in diverse taxonomic systems but with a common set of approaches in genetics and genomics, (2) supporting recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty in the areas of genetic and genomics, (3) supporting graduate education in the areas of genetics and genomics and (4) enhancing the ability of researchers at the University of Florida to compete for multidisciplinary research grants in the area of genetics and genomics.

The Genetics Institute welcomed 5 new faculty members from 3 different colleges at UF in 2021. The 195-member faculty of the UFGI now represent seven colleges and 51 academic departments as well as the libraries and the Florida Museum of Natural History. During 2020/2021, UFGI investigators secured $92.2 million in sponsored research support, filed 69 US patents, and published 807 scholarly articles. Their work appeared in a diverse array of prestigious, interdisciplinary journals including Nature, Science, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Nature Medicine, Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Reviews Genetics, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under the Florida Sunshine and Public Records laws. 

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.

Expected Salary:

$70,000 - $85,000; Commensurate with education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with experience in models of neurodegeneration/neuroinflammation. The candidate is also expected to have experience working with nuclear receptors or other transcription factors and analysis of transcriptomic data. Proficiency with bioinformatic analysis of transcriptomic data and application of machine learning and AI or machine learning algorithms to such data is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Clinical experience is a plus.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must submit (1) cover letter; (2) full CV, including list of peer-reviewed publications and grants received; (3) research statement; (4) education, mentorship and outreach statement; (5) statement describing the applicant’s contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, research, or service; and (6) names and email addresses of a minimum of 3 professional references (do not send letters).

The 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 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.

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

Health Assessment Required: No