Research Positions at UF Scripps

Martemyanov lab at UF Scripps discovered how a mutated gene leads to symptoms of the GNA01-related neurodevelopmental disorder.
Martemyanov lab at UF Scripps discovered how a mutated gene leads to symptoms of the GNA01-related neurodevelopmental disorder.

At UF Scripps Biomedical Research, we take seriously our commitment to empowering our researchers to develop their scientific careers. Here you’ll find a supportive, interdisciplinary community of scientists working at the forefront of their respective fields, in a beautiful, sunny setting that’s hard to beat, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Everglades. As part of the University of Florida and UF Health, its academic health sciences center, we offer state benefits and competitive wages.

Explore our unique drug-discovery resources including what may be the world’s largest collection of microbial natural products, an advanced high-throughput molecular screening center, cryo-electron microscopy and world-class scientific cores. Learn more about our faculty mentors in our Faculty Directory. Read more about our history and founding on our About Us page.

Current Research Openings

Updated 6/6/22

Burke Lab

Research Technician

The technician will be expected to perform routine scientific tasks related to molecular biology, immunology, virology, and microscopy in an academic laboratory setting.
The technician will be expected to work independently and as part of a team to: generate plasmid DNA constructs, perform mammalian cell culture, generate CRISPR knockout mammalian cell lines, perform immunofluorescence assays and smFISH. Requires a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, or microbiology and up to one year of related experience.

Seath LAB

Research Technician

The Research Technician will perform a variety of routine scientific tasks; which may include routing mammalian cell culture; setting up and operating standard lab equipment of moderate complexity; record data, providing basic analyses and interpretation, preparation of plasmids for expression in mammalian cell culture, growing
and purifying recombinant proteins, maintaining cell cultures, etc. Requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline and up to one year of related experience.

Valente lab

Research Technician

The Valente lab focuses on the characterization of molecular interactions occurring within a host cell that are critical for HIV replication. This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline and up to one year of related experience.
Three to six years of related laboratory experience may be considered.

Choe LAB

Research Technician

The Choe laboratory studies a wide range of viruses to better understand their entry pathways and the mechanisms of pathogenesis of viral diseases. In doing so, we identified a number of viral receptor and host factors critical for viral infection and pathogenesis. We are seeking a research technician to perform a variety of scientific tasks, including maintaining cell cultures, conducting experiments, purifying plasmids and other DNA work; conducting ELISA and other assays.

Genomics core

Research Assistant II

The Research Assistant II will report to the Scientific Director of the Genomics Core. The successful candidate will perform the full range of next-generation sequencing services. They must be able to work efficiently as an individual and as part of an energized team, paying meticulous attention to detail. Master’s degree, 2+ years experience.

spicer lab

Research Assistant II

The Spicer Lab utilizes high-throughput molecular screening to identify drug-like compounds that can help researchers understand and treat disease. The research assistant II helps with developing, implementing, and executing biological assays for robotic screening. This involves assays in 96-, 384-, and/or 1536-well format plates. Master’s degree, 2 years experience preferred.

Bao lab

Research Assistant I

The Bao lab seeks to develop biochemical and genetic tools that allow us to understand and manipulate membrane biology. The research assistant will perform research and conduct a variety of standard laboratory procedures; analyze data and interpret results; investigate, troubleshoot and modify methods and procedures as necessary; may assist in designing experiments; may provide routine equipment maintenance as well as guidance/training to other department personnel. Master’s degree, 2 years experience preferred.

Sundrud lab

Postdoctoral Associate

The Sundrud lab studies nuclear receptor control of T cell function in discrete intestinal micro-environments, asking fundamental and translational research questions about T cell-mediated inflammation. As such, the training and experience you receive in the lab can be carried forward in either Academic or Industrial research settings. 

Karbstein lab

Postdoctoral Associate

The Karbstein lab studies how ribosomes are assembled, how this process is quality controlled within cells, and how defects in assembly lead to disease. The lab is seeking a postdoctoral associate to contribute to studies on questions of RNA folding, modification, quality control, and the pathways that allow for the production of specialized ribosome populations, and their effects on the translational program of the cell.

Valente lab

Postdoctoral Associate

The Valente lab focuses on the characterization of molecular interactions within a host cell that are critical for HIV replication. This is an exceptional opportunity for a highly talented, creative, independent postdoctoral scholar to participate in  development of therapeutics that block HIV-1, with special focus on those that help to reduce, eradicate, or suppress the reservoir of latently infected cells. 

disney lab

Application Programmer II

The lab of Matthew Disney, Ph.D. is focused on developing rational approaches to designing highly selective therapeutics from only genome sequence. The lab is seeking a research programmer to build tools, analysis pipelines and visual interfaces to process bioinformatics and biochemistry data. 

Martins lab

Postdoctoral Associate

The Martins lab is developing strategies for preventing and treating HIV infection, focusing on several key populations with unique risk profiles and medical needs. The lab seeks a postdoctoral research fellow to lead an investigation of immune interventions to combat perinatal HIV infection. The goal is to test whether gene therapy with a potent viral entry inhibitor can prevent and treat infection.

Kamenecka Lab

Postdoctoral Associate

This position will be responsible for the synthesis and medicinal chemistry SAR optimization of ligands for a number of biological targets including GPCR’s, nuclear receptors and ion channels. SAR optimization will include drug metabolism parameters such as microsome stability, plasma protein binding, in vivo pharmacokinetics and brain penetration. Compound scale-up for in vivo efficacy studies may also be required. 

Puthanveettil LaB

Postdoctoral Associate

The Puthanveettil lab studies the molecular components of memory storage via axonal transport and implications for Alzheimer’s disease. An electrophysiology postdoctoral position is immediately available with our multidisciplinary research team. Experience in field electrophysiology and/or patch whole cell in brain slices and neuronal cells preferred. Competitive candidates will have one or more first-author manuscripts accepted or published in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals.

Janiszewska lab

Postdoctoral Associate

Are you interested in cancer genetics, cancer immunology, epigenetics and tumor evolution? We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researchers with expertise in in vivo work, cancer biology or immunology.
Our research projects require excellent molecular biology, in vitro cell culture and in vivo skills and may include aspects of computational biology.
We strive for highly collaborative and inclusive lab environment. Trainees will have ample opportunities to interact with researchers across our campus, as well as across UF Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy and UF Cancer Center.
• PhD in cancer/cell/molecular biology. A pending doctoral degree will also be considered.
• Interest in cancer genetics, cancer immunology, epigenetics, tumor evolution
• Experience in work with mouse models, confocal imaging, cell culture, next-gen sequencing, molecular biology techniques (PCR, WB, immunofluorescence)
Please send a cover letter with a description of your research interests in the laboratory, as well as your CV and contact information for three mentors who will provide reference letters to