Postdoctoral Scholar

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jun 1, 2024

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Description:

The Burris laboratory in the University of Florida Genetics Institute and the College of Pharmacy is seeking a highly talented, creative, independent, self-motivated postdoctoral scholar ( Our research focuses on the chemical biology of nuclear receptors and drug development for a range of diseases, including neurodegenerative disorders, atherosclerosis, metabolic disorders, and cancer. Our goals are to identify and characterize novel synthestic or natural chemical probes modulating the function of nuclear receptors in disease models and to optimize such compounds for future clinical use.

Ongoing projects include:

  • Characterization of LXR inverse agonists in models of cardiometabolic diseases
  • Development of novel REV-ERB agonists targeting aging-related metabolic dysfunction, neuroinflammation, and neurodegeneration
  • Characterization of TLX ligands in models of dementia
  • Exploration of the pharmacology of ERR agonists in a range of disease models
  • Identification of chemical tools for orphan nuclear receptors

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy values the benefit of having a team that consists of diverse talents, skills, strengths, points of view and experiences. The college is committed to cultivating an environment where everyone is respected for their intrinsic value, and developing the next generation of clinicians and scientists who will positively impact the health of others. We’re committed to creating a working environment where everyone can be heard and recognized for their contributions. In recognition of such efforts, the College of Pharmacy is the 3-time recipient of the Insight into Diversity Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Employment Benefits include:
Health Insurance: UF participates in state- and university-sponsored benefits programs for individuals, families and domestic partners, and offers voluntary insurance that includes vision, dental, long-term disability and more.
Retirement Options: You may be eligible to participate in the FICA Alternative Plan and other deferred retirement plans.
Leave: Full-time post-doctoral associates earn paid leave bi-weekly.
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Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in organic chemistry within the last 5 years. The applicant should have international publications as a first author.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with experience in natural product chemistry.

• Expertise in analytical tools HPLC and LC/MS.
• Expertise in structure elucidation using different 2D NMR techniques.
• Excellent oral communication and written skills in English, with good organizational and analytical abilities

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references.

As a part of our review for research and research support positions, we look for a full CV which includes all professional appointments/engagements, all post-secondary education, and all publications from post-secondary education and all respective dates. Please be sure to not use acronyms in your CV. This CV should include names of entities associated with any projects.

This position is in-person and is not eligible for remote work.

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

This position is open until filled. Application review will begin immediately.

Health Assessment Required: No