Postdoctoral Associate Position in Magnetic ParticleImagingA 12-month postdoc position is available immediately in thelaboratory of Dr. Carlos Rinaldi, who is the Chair in theDepartment of Chemical Engineering and Professor in the J. CraytonPruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at theUniversity of Florida. The position is for an initial one-yearappointment, and has the potential to be renewed for an additional1-2 years. The minimum salary is $47,476 annually.Research in the Rinaldi lab spans synthesis and characterizationof magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications andevaluation of nanoparticle transport and diffusion in biologicalfluids. Current efforts focus on developing tracers formagnetic particle imaging, spurred by the recent acquisition of aMagnetic Insight MomentumTM magnetic particle imaging (MPI) scannerat UF. Magnetic particle imaging is an exciting new biomedicalimaging modality that allows for non-invasive, unambiguous, andquantitative imaging of the in vivo distribution ofsuperparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle tracers.Professional Development Opportunities: The selectedcandidate will have access to a wide variety of professionaldevelopment activities at the University of Florida. Postdoctoralseminars and career development seminars are put on by both theOffice of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Career Resource Center atthe University of Florida. These seminars will enable the selectedcandidate to learn critical skills for navigating the academiccareer path. Previous seminars included: The Academic Job Search,Developing a Teaching and Research Statement, The AcademicInterview, Keys to Successful Grant Writing, and Team-BasedLearning: An Exciting & Interactive Alternative toLecture-Based Teaching.Attributes of UF and Gainesville : The University of Floridais one of only a few comprehensive universities, having medical,veterinary, dental, nursing, public health, and engineeringdisciplines all co-localized on the same, contiguous campus. UF isa highly collaborative environment that provides researchers withmany opportunities for learning (e.g., top seminar programs,excellent core research facilities) and research collaborations.Gainesville is located in the northern region of Florida, within1-1.5 hours of each coast, and just 1.5-2 hours to Orlando andTampa. It is a small to medium-sized city with a low cost ofliving, excellent public and private schools, and southernhospitality. While Gainesville is widely recognized as the home ofthe Gators, it is quickly becoming known as a center for innovationand a place with a lifestyle that’s comfortable for families, yetattractive for young professionals. In 2013 the financial websiteNerdWallet deemed Gainesville the #1 fastest growing US city (http://www.eng.ufl.edu/careers/why-gainesville).The applicant will have the freedom to choose a project applyingmagnetic particle imaging to track immune responses andimmunotherapies. Applicant will also be expected to assist currentPh.D. students in the lab, contribute to lab management, and assistin writing proposals to secure research funding. The candidate musthave a Ph.D. degree in a related science/engineering field andsolid background in nanomaterials for biomedical imaging.Please send a letter of interest highlighting research andlong-term goals, curriculum vitae, and the names and emailaddresses of three or more references to [email protected] or viaInterfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/66258.Selected candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institutionoutside of the United States are required to be evaluated by aprofessional credentialing service provider approved by NationalAssociation of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.Category=69The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.