The University of Florida’s Wildlife and Aquatic Veterinary Disease Laboratory (WAVDL) is hiring two postdoctoral research positions as described below. Interested postdoctoral candidates for job number 502975 should submit applications online and attach a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/502975/postdoctoral-associate. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications should be submitted by 11:55 pm (EDT) of the closing date August 6, 2017. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening, which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education. 


Postdoctoral Research Position 1

The postdoctoral research position will support the WAVDL and the Cervidae Health Research Initiative (CHeRI) in the discovery and characterization of emerging pathogens negatively impacting Florida mammal populations with an emphasis on white-tailed deer (e.g., epizootic hemorrhagic disease, blue tongue virus, etc). The researcher will be exposed to UF faculty utilizing the latest phylogenomic approaches to study the epidemiology and evolution of these emerging pathogens. The position will assist in the development and orchestration of molecular diagnostics (e.g. qPCR, ISH, and metagenomics) to track these emerging pathogens. Applicants are expected to have a strong publication record and individuals with grant writing experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Research Position 2

The postdoctoral research position will support the WAVDL and the UF Aquatic Animal Health Program in the discovery and characterization of emerging aquatic animal pathogens (EAAPs). The majority of the work will involve pathogens of Florida marine mammals (e.g., Morbillivirus, Toxoplasma, Salmonella). A minority of the work will involve EAAPs impacting other aquatic species (e.g. sea turtles and waterfowl) and Florida aquaculture. The researcher will be exposed to UF faculty utilizing the latest phylogenomic approaches to study the epidemiology and evolution of these emerging pathogens. The position will assist in the development and orchestration of molecular diagnostics (e.g. PCR, qPCR, ISH, and metagenomics) to track EAAPs. Applicants are expected to have a strong publication record and individuals with grant writing experience are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts 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 http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.
 

 

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