Postdoctoral Research Associate - Liu Lab

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Feb 21, 2024

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Postdoc Aso

Job Description:

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Duties and Responsibilities

The Liu lab at the University of Florida is currently seeking a highly skilled postdoctoral fellow to engage in cardiovascular research.

Dr. Liu is an assistant professor at the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Dr. Liu’ research interests focus on understanding the molecular mechanism underlying calcium-dependent cardiac dysfunctions and developing novel mechanism-based therapeutics. The Liu lab conducts multiscale studies ranging from molecules to whole animals in order to understand the impact of genetic defects and diet on cardiac physiology. Novel genetic or diet-based mouse models are developed to investigate the mechanisms of heart disease, utilizing methods of cellular physiology, protein biochemistry, and in vivo cardiac functional assays. The Liu lab has been continuously funded by the American Heart Association and National Health Institute. To learn more about the lab, please check out the lab website:

The University of Florida is a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, and Space-Grant institution, encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines, with an enrollment of more than 56,000 students. UF is a member of The Association of American Universities. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences includes the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Florida Sea Grant program, and encompasses 16 on-campus academic departments and schools, 12 Research and Educational Centers (REC) located throughout the state, 6 Research sites/demonstration units administered by RECs or academic departments, and Florida Cooperative Extension Service offices in all 67 counties (counties operate and maintain). The School of Natural Resources and Environment is an interdisciplinary unit housed in IFAS and managed by several colleges on campus. UF/IFAS employs nearly 4,500 people, which includes approximately 990 salaried faculty and 1,400 permanent support personnel located in Gainesville and throughout the state. IFAS, one of the nation’s largest agricultural and natural resources research and education organizations, is administered by a Vice President and four deans: the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the Dean for Extension and Director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the Dean for Research and Director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Dean for the College of Veterinary Medicine. UF/IFAS also engages in cooperative work with Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

The University of Florida is a top-ranked public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. According to the 2022-2023 U.S. News and World Report, the University of Florida tied for 29th best overall among national universities and tided for 5th overall for any public university in the United States. UF is also ranked top100 in the global universities category in the most recent U.S. News & World Report. Gainesville FL is a very friendly town for living. It is also close to numerous beautiful beaches and famous theme parks, including the world’s largest Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, and the Kennedy Space center.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in the biological or biomedical sciences, demonstrating proficiency in animal models, molecular, cellular, and/or biochemical assays or a closely related discipline is required. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. Candidates must also have a commitment to UF core values of excellence, discovery & innovation, inclusion, freedom & civility, community, and stewardship.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience in the cardiac field is preferred, we also welcome outstanding candidates with expertise in related biomedical disciplines. Excellent communication skills are essential. The candidate will be responsible for leading a project, including designing experiments, collecting, and analyzing data, preparing manuscripts/proposals, and mentoring and involving other students (graduate/undergraduate) in the lab

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employment Conditions

This position is available May 16th, 2024, and will be filled as soon thereafter as an acceptable applicant is available.


Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. This information should be sent to:

Dr. Bin Liu

University of Florida

Food Science and Human Nutrition

PO Box 110370

Gainesville, FL 32611

Electronic Mail:

Application Information

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

  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to Careers at UF and submit:
    • Cover letter explaining your relevant experience and interest in the position
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Contact information (including email addresses) for 3 individuals willing to write letters of recommendation

Selected candidate will be required to provide an 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).

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution. The University and greater Gainesville community enjoy a variety of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Health Assessment Required: No