Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate Position in Vascular Surgery

The Department of Surgery at the University of Florida seeks a highly self-motivated postdoctoral associate to work under the mentorship of Dr. Zhihua Jiang. The Jiang Lab conducts research examining the mechanisms of aortic aneurysm formation. The candidate should have an excellent record of performing molecular and cell biological techniques and developing new experimental methods. Experience with mouse models, small animal surgery, and a background in biomedical engineering is preferred, but not required.

With the full-time research position, the Postdoctoral Association will be expected to carry out the following duties:

  1. Bench-top assays (western blotting, IHC, real-time RT-PCR, etc.), cell culture, and animal experiments
  2. Development of new methods required for completion of the research projects
  3. Data collection, organization, analysis, and presentation
  4. Abstract and manuscript preparation
  5. Research proposal submission


Ph.D. in molecular or cell biology, or related field.  Applicants should have excellent communication and problem-solving skills.


  • Experience with mouse models, small animal surgery, and a background in biomedical engineering is preferred
  • The successful candidates will be creative, possess an exceptional work ethic, and be expected to efficiently and independently complete experiments and data analysis.
  • The candidates are expected to prepare abstracts and manuscripts for publication and submit research grant proposals.

Application Instructions

Applications should include a cover letter (no more than two pages detailing qualifications, interests, and career objectives), curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Selected candidate will be required to provide an 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 approval by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

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.

This position was originally posted under requisition # 501927.  Previous applicants are still being considered and need not re-apply.