Postdoctoral Associate – Bacterial Pathogenesis

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Job posting number: #7092661

Posted: January 21, 2022

Application Deadline: March 19, 2022

Job Description

The Bacterial Pathogenesis Laboratory (directed by Aria Eshraghi Ph.D.) within the Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology at University of Florida is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and curious postdoctoral associate. Research in the Eshraghi Lab is focused on understanding how bacterial pathogens take advantage of the host and how the host responds to pathogens. Currently, we are using intracellular bacterial pathogens belonging to the genus Francisella as models to elucidate the mechanisms driving host-pathogen interactions, and have made significant progress in understanding how a protein secretion system in Francisella drives virulence. For more information about the research program, please see

Postdoctoral associates are expected to develop new research avenues in collaboration with the PI and contribute to existing projects in the lab. The lab is trainee-centered and surrounded by diverse expertise in the department and on the University of Florida campus. The candidate will work with a collaborative interdisciplinary team, an enthusiastic mentor and a supportive department to maximize productivity and success. Co-mentorship opportunities are also available.

Minimum Requirements:

A Ph.D. focused on one of the following broad areas: biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, or cell biology.

Preferred Qualifications:

- At least two published or “in preparation” papers
- Technical knowledge of modern research methods, data collection, and analysis.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively within a diverse team.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Highly organized
- Experience with methods in genomics, proteomics, molecular biology, microbiology, cell biology, or biochemistry are preferred, but not required.

For full consideration, all applicants must apply online through Careers at UF. For formal applications, a curriculum vitae, letter of application summarizing your research interests, goals, and three letters of reference for job number 520059 should be submitted online at
and emailed to Dr. Aria Eshraghi ([email protected]). Interested candidates should send an email summarizing their research interests, goals, and CV to Dr. Aria Eshraghi ([email protected]). Graduate students preparing their dissertations and those who belong to underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Review of applications for job number 520056 will begin on January 19, 2022 and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

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

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

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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