Postdoctoral Associate in Skeletal Muscle Biology

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Job posting number: #7086869

Posted: October 9, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary: The Esser Laboratory at the University of Florida is seeking 1-2 postdoctoral associates to contribute to ongoing studies at the intersection of the circadian clock and clock output with muscle physiology.
Current projects include: 1) mapping the genomic and transcriptomic mechanisms through which the myogenic regulatory factors work with the core clock factors to regulate a daily transcriptional program. 2) defining factors downstream of the clock that are necessary for sarcomere structure. Project 1 experiments will employ multiple unbiased approaches, such as RNAseq, ATACseq and ChIPseq, coupled with both in vitro and in vivo models and Project 2 experiments use confocal microscopy with the potential for super resolution microscopy to track changes in sarcomere structure. Postdoctoral associates in the lab receive mentoring from the PI but can take advantage of the breadth and depth of circadian and muscle scientists at UF.
• A minimum of a Doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent) is required.
• Possess working knowledge of skeletal muscle biology and molecular techniques
• Preference given to those with prior bioinformatic experience with data analysis from RNAseq or ChiPseq studies or from image analysis.
Application Instructions: Interested candidates should submit the following documents via email to: 1) a cover letter outlining your research interests and goals, and 2) a curriculum vitae (CV) that includes lists of publications and contact information for three professional references. Reference letters are not required at this stage, but will be considered during final selection process. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
About the University of Florida: The University of Florida ranks 15th among public universities for research spending with more than $900.7 million in 2020. UF houses several core facilities which provide additional scientific opportunities including the Myology Institute ( ), University of Florida Older Americans Independence Center (, the Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Facility ( ) and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute ( Additional relevant information about postdoctoral scholar positions at the University of Florida can be found at
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida's 'Government in the Sunshine' and Public Records Laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-7056 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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