Postdoctoral Associate - The Bhaduri-McIntosh Lab at the University of Florida

(Ref#: 528900)

University of Florida

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

The Bhaduri-McIntosh lab at the University of Florida, U.S.A. is seeking a motivated post-doctoral candidate to pursue recently discovered novel components of the cellular DNA replication machinery driven by the cancer-causing Epstein-Barr virus. This research combines standard molecular biology, immunology, genetic, and biochemical approaches as well as cutting edge approaches such as DNA fiber analysis, mass spectrometry, and iPOND to investigate host-pathogen relationships in separated populations of latent and lytically infected cells and patient-derived cells. The Bhaduri-McIntosh lab provides a highly supportive environment with ample opportunity for collaboration. This is combined with rigorous mentoring to create an individualized development plan to achieve the career goals of each team member.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated with a strong work ethic and demonstrated creativity in prior publications.


Design and develop research projects with the Principal Investigator

Lead at least two independent research projects simultaneously alongside collaborative projects with other team members

Conduct experiments using a variety of techniques including qPCR, RT-qPCR, chromatin immunoprecipitation, cloning, immunoprecipitation, immunofluorescence, Western blotting, FACS, virus mutagenesis, proximity ligation assays, iPOND, DNA molecular combing, mass spectrometry, transcriptomics, CRISPR-Cas9, etc. Perform data collection and analysis.

Initiate and maintain cell cultures

Prepare and maintain biological stocks

Maintain proper lab and experimental records, both digital and hard copy

Test, optimize, troubleshoot new and existing methods and techniques, and update protocols

Guide and train undergraduate and graduate student researchers

Prepare scientific results for publication in peer-reviewed journals and grant applications

Maintain laboratory equipment and order supplies as needed

Present results at internal and external meetings and scientific conferences

Education Requirement:
Ph.D. degree in the appropriate area of specialization
Years of Experience:
Commensurate with education and experience.

Requirements and Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in the appropriate area of specialization. A strong interest in research, as well as excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills.

First-author peer-reviewed publications in English language journals.

Experience in mammalian cell culture and basic biology techniques including qPCR, RT-qPCR, chromatin immunoprecipitation, cloning, immunoprecipitation, fluorescence microscopy, and Western blotting.

Experience in Virology, mass spectrometry, transcriptomics, CRISPR-Cas9, protein purification.

Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint. Familiarity with computer languages is desirable.

Gainesville, FL
1600 SW Archer Road
Gainesville , Florida 32610
Kristin Buch,