Postdoctoral Scholar

Tampa, Florida
$50,000 - negotiable
Jan 29, 2020
Feb 19, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral Scholar

University of South Florida

The laboratory of Dr. Derek Wildman at the University of South Florida is seeking a highly motivated, critically thinking Postdoctoral Scholar to work on multiple interrelated projects involving the Evolution of Human Health and Disease. The successful candidate will be able to integrate high dimensional datasets. Next generation sequencing and publicly available data will be analyzed in a statistical probability framework. Code generated will be made publicly available via repositories. Statistical results will be summarized in graphs and tables and will form the basis of manuscripts and grant proposals that focus on comparative multiomics projects on the emergence of important human phenotypes.  Research results will be presented at internal and external meetings and conferences on a regular basis. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with a diverse research group and a wide range of organisms.

One of 12 universities within the State University System of Florida, USF is one of the nation's top public research universities and a leading metropolitan research university.  USF is one of the 10 largest public universities in the US by enrollment.  The successful candidate will join the newly established, rapidly growing Genomics Program, a new multi-college program that operates through the College of Public Health’s global health strategic area. It includes faculty from the COPH, Morsani College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Marine Science. USF Genomics research projects are naturally interdisciplinary with studies that cross many boundaries of traditional scientific fields, integrating bioscience approaches in experimental and environmental research with computation biology. This position will be based in Tampa, Florida, which is located on Tampa Bay, along Florida’s Gulf Coast. 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a broadly defined data analytics field (e.g., life sciences, health sciences, computer sciences, engineering, statistics, mathematics), experience with probability and statistics, good written and oral communication skills, and ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team

Preferred Qualifications:

Skills in scripting and computer coding, familiarity with standard programming languages and analytic tools (e.g., Python and R), good understanding of principles of genetics and genomics, ability to contribute to manuscript and grant proposal development and production, and ability to train undergraduate and graduate students in bioinformatic methods.

To apply:  Complete an online application.  Visit and search for Job ID 21966.  Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae and cover letter, along with the names and contact information for three references.

Affirmative Action:  USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Please direct any questions to Derek Wildman at, or visit the USF Genomics website for more information on the program: