Post-Doctoral Associate

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Apr 3, 2024

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate

Job Description:

A Post-Doctoral Associate position is available immediately for highly ambitious, independent, and motivated candidates in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Florida. The position will require collaboration with other faculty, scientists, and health professionals in the State Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (BADDL)), the University of Florida Veterinary Teaching Hospital Diagnostic Laboratories (UF-CVM), and the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories in the state of Florida on the design, coordination, and implementation of epidemiological investigations on zoonotic agents of one health interest research for a federal and state-funded project for two years starting immediately. A high level of self-motivation and participation in a collaborative team is required.

The Post-Doctoral Associate shall be based 80% of the time at Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Kissimmee, FL

Job duties include but are not limited to:

(i) improving epidemiological investigation capabilities in Florida to detect, track, and report emerging threats related to animal and human health (i.e., One Health) on time through developing a database for veterinary and public health laboratory use that will include epidemiological data, diagnostic laboratory findings, genomic data, and bioinformatic analyses of zoonotic pathogens. Case material submitted at BADDL/UF-CVM labs may be used for case-based education and trend analysis.

(ii) increase collaborations between animal health and public health stakeholders in Florida through quarterly meetings to provide updates and joint training programs for veterinary and public health workforce on pathogen detection and tracking, reporting guidelines, and newly developed database use, and

(iii) workforce development and training of scientists to build an adequate cadre of skilled One Health professionals to prepare the state to respond existing and emerging One Health threats efficiently and effectively.

The Post-Doctoral Associate will also be trained to obtain ACVPM board eligibility and encouraged to take the ACVPM board exam.

Expected Salary:

$58,000 - $59,740

Minimum Requirements:

Requires a DVM (or equivalent) plus Ph.D. in microbiology or molecular biology or a related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

Broad and strong understanding of molecular diagnostic tools, including bioinformatics analysis, and demonstrated ability to present and publish scientific data and train scientists.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants for job number 530908 must upload a cover letter, CV and the names and email addresses of three references online. When ready, the hiring department will contact the listed references via email requesting their reference letters to be uploaded directly to the application website.

Review of applications for this position will begin immediately.

Final candidates 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 An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. 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.

This is a time-limited position.

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

Health Assessment Required: No