Research Assistant / Associate Professor

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Sep 15, 2023

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Research Assistant / Associate Professor

Job Description:

The University of Florida’s College of Nursing, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing Science is recruiting a creative and highly motivated individual with training and an innovative research focus in statistical analytic techniques. The successful candidate will have an established record of research training, including post-doctoral training, strong quantitative research skills, refereed publications, and a beginning record of funded research. He/she will also have experience working with multi-disciplinary research teams. This is a twelve-month, non-tenure track accruing, 1.0 FTE, renewable annual contract faculty position in the College of Nursing.

The University of Florida has strengthened its ranking among the nation’s top-10 public universities, rising to the No. 5 spot in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list. UF remains the most highly ranked school in Florida and the only university in the state in the top 10. The university’s research awards also have reached new heights. Major research resources at UF include six major health-related research centers and institutes (Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Institute on Aging, UF Health Cancer Center, Emerging Pathogens Institute, McKnight Brain Institute, and Genetics Institute) designed to create synergistic and collaborative research opportunities. Research activities reflect a depth of purpose by focusing on the translational nature of biomedical research following the continuum from fundamental research to clinical research to patient care. UF is a fully accredited member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), comprised of the top 62 public and private institutions in North America. With approximately 50,000 students, UF is Florida’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive university, ranked 7th largest in the nation. UF offers more degree programs on a single campus than all but two other US institutions, with 21 colleges and schools offering more than 100 majors and 52 undergraduate degree programs, including an institute of agricultural sciences and an academic health science center.

The University of Florida College of Nursing is dedicated to high-quality programs of education, research, patient care and public service. As part of the flagship university in Florida, the College of Nursing joins the university in its commitment to being a preeminent university that serves its students and citizens across the globe. The College of Nursing’s research portfolio increasingly encompasses multiple -omics factors in studies related to patient symptoms and quality of life across a wide range of conditions, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and wound healing. As a result, we are seeking an individual with knowledge of advanced biostatistical techniques, especially in the area of -omics analytic methods.

As part of UF Health, the University of Florida academic health center, the College of Nursing collaborates with five other health-related colleges and the UF Health family of hospitals, as well as clinical partners across the state, such as the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Collaborative research projects are also ongoing between UF College of Nursing faculty and UF centers such as the Cancer Center, Pain Research and Intervention Center of Excellence, and the Center for Aging.

Come join our team of faculty members who set a standard for excellence when it comes to dynamic programs of research.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

PhD in statistics or related field. Strong quantitative research background and excellent writing skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Participation on funded research team is preferred. Post-doctoral training preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested candidates must submit a curriculum vitae; a research statement; and a teaching statement. Please also include the names and contact information of three academic/professional references who would be willing to submit a letter of recommendation upon request.

Final candidate will be required to provide three (3) letters of recommendation and 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 College of Nursing is committed to fostering and maintaining an inclusive culture that respects the rights and dignity of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, caste, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, height, weight, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. The University of Florida is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive 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.

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

Health Assessment Required: No