Postdoctoral Associate in Emerging Infectious Disease
University of Florida Department of Environmental and Global Health
United States


A post doctoral position is available in the department of Environmental and Global Health at the University of Florida to study the molecular pathogenesis of facultative and obligate intracellular bacterial pathogens in the laboratory of Anthony Maurelli, Ph.D., Emerging Pathogens Institute and Department of Environmental and Global Health, the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Projects on the molecular pathogenesis of Chlamydia include: characterization of the pathway for peptidoglycan synthesis; the role of peptidoglycan in cell division; development of tools for genetic analysis of Chlamydia spp.; and identification of transport systems for uptake of nutrients essential for Chlamydia growth. Pilot projects on public health surveillance of Chlamydia are also available. Projects on the molecular pathogenesis of Shigella involve mechanisms of emergence of Shiga toxin producing strains of S. flexneri and metabolic requirements for intracellular Shigella growth. Pilot projects on public health surveillance of Shigella are also available.

Stipend and Benefits: Salary for a full-time, (1.0 FTE) is $52,704. Postdoctoral Associates are also eligible for health insurance and 5 hours of personal leave biweekly.


Experience in bacterial genetics or bacterial physiology/biochemistry and molecular biology is required. Individuals trained in public health field work who are interested in studying environmental and transmission aspects of Shigella and Chlamydia infections will also be considered.

Minimum Requirement:  PhD

Application Instructions

Candidates should attach a statement of short-term and long-term research and career goals, a current CV, and three professional references with your online application.

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position(s) are filled.

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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