Postdoctoral Associate- Renne Lab at UF

(Ref#: RL2020)

University of Florida-Rolf Renne Lab

  • Post Doctoral Position - Academic
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

A postdoctoral position in oncogenic virus research is available in the Dept. of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Florida. The Renne Lab's research program studies the tumorigenic properties of cells latently infected with Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV). An innovative aspect of our work is the study of both short and long non-coding RNAs expressed by KSHV and by the infected host cell.

Dr, Rolf Renne's project, supported by an NIH-funded P01 Program Project, seeks to determine how lncRNAs either expressed or deregulated by KSHV contribute to viral pathogenesis and tumorigenesis. Our approach uses genetics, genomics, and ribonomics to study the role of miRNAs and lncRNAs in γ-herpesvirus biology.


  • PhD in molecular/cellular biology, virology, or a related field.  
  • A strong publication record in peer-reviewed English language journals.
  • Extensive practical experience with standard molecular/cellular biological techniques, and with experiments involving tissue culture.
  • Good communication and problem-solving skills, and the ability to work flexible hours depending on specific experiments.
  • Applicants with experience in DNA viruses, bioinformatics, and advanced molecular techniques (such as ChIPseq, RNAseq, CLIPseq) are highly desirable.

To express interest, please submit the following to

  • CV
  • Cover letter with brief description of research experience and future interests
  • Contact Information for 3 professional references

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer, offering a stimulating atmosphere with excellent genomics facilities and colleagues for high-quality cancer research, as well as excellent training and networking opportunities.

Education Requirement:
PhD in molecular/cellular biology, virology, or a related field.
Required Skills & Areas of Study:
  • molecular or cell biology
  • molecular virology
  • cancer biology
  • microbiology
NIH postdoctoral rates

For more information about the Renne Lab, please visit 

Academic Research Building
Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
1200 Newell Drive
Gainesville , Florida 32610
Dorci Nance,