Assistant Professor (tenure track) of Genetics

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Posted 8/1/2023

The Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Genetics. The Department has begun a major expansion of the faculty as part of a 5-year strategic plan. We seek outstanding, creative investigators in any area of genetics, including but not limited to developmental genetics, immunogenetics, evolutionary genetics, disease mechanisms, gene expression/regulation, functional genomics and systems biology, and other related fields.

The Department has active research programs in mammalian (human, mouse), Drosophila, viral, bacterial, cancer, evolutionary, and comparative genetics, RNA and protein biochemistry, structural biology, multi-omics, and computational biology. The Department offers a highly collegial and collaborative environment and interactions with numerous Colleges (Agriculture, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Public Health and Health Professions), Institutes (Genetics, Emerging Pathogens, Diabetes, McKnight Brain) and Centers (Cancer, CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases, Inflammation & Mucosal Immunology, NeuroGenetics, NIH Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics) that foster interdisciplinary research at UF. Further information about the Department can be found at

A pillar of the UF College of Medicine is diversity, inclusion, and equity ( The successful candidate will be expected to promote and contribute to these core values, develop a vibrant, externally funded research program, participate in graduate-level teaching, and recruit and mentor outstanding trainees. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Florida is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Applicants must apply online at (posting #527541) by September 30, 2023.


Last Updated 08/01/2023