Postdoctoral Scholar Research

Postdoctoral Scholar Research

Seeking to accelerate our vision to be the exemplar catalyst for innovation and advancement of the profession of public health, locally and globally, the University of South Florida College of Public Health invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar Researcher. The Uddin lab seeks a highly motivated, enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellow to work on multiple interrelated projects focused on genomic analyses of stress-related mental disorders in humans, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. Initially, the post doc will work as part of a multidisciplinary research team to maintain uninterrupted and consistent progress toward the goals of several funded research projects. A successful post doc will also have considerable latitude to develop and carry forward new, independent projects. The Uddin lab is part of the rapidly growing Genomics Program located in the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida (USF), with rich opportunities for collaboration with investigators at local, national, and international levels.

Ranked 16th nationally among public health degree programs by the 2022 U.S. News & World Report, the USF College of Public Health is a leader in the revolution that is revising traditional public health curricula, transforming the educational experience to meet the needs of 21st Century public health scholars and practitioners. This is a special opportunity to join a dynamic interdisciplinary faculty actively engaged in shaping the future of public health through innovative curricula, transformational research and community partnerships designed to create positive collective impact on at risk populations.

The primary duties and obligations of the appointment are to conduct genomic research in accordance with the needs of Dr. Uddin’s research program. This will involve undertaking original investigation of existing and forthcoming genomic datasets relevant to stress-related mental disorders, drafting manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, attending conferences to present research results, managing datasets used in ongoing research projects, assisting with the preparation of annual reports to granting agencies, and participating in the submission of grant applications. Under the direction of the laboratory director, the candidate will assist with the oversight of graduate students conducting special projects in the Research Group.

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. USF has numerous research and health care partnerships through agreements with hospitals and not-for-profit organizations in the metropolitan Tampa Bay area to include the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa General Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center (NCI-designate), as well as many other clinical, social and community based organizations. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News & World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. With more than 16,000 employees, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of all employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first-class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more. To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.

Part of USF Health, which includes the core colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and Pharmacy, and the schools of Biomedical Sciences and Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, the College of Public Health was founded in 1984 as the first college of public health in Florida and consists of a multidisciplinary faculty of 84 scholars, professionals and leaders serving the educational needs of more than 4,500 students in bachelors, master’s and doctoral degree programs. COPH is organized into four Strategic Areas: Global and Planetary Health; Interdisciplinary Science and Practice; Policy, Practice and Leadership; and Population Health Science. Our faculty select their strategic area of interest and are encouraged to engage in transdisciplinary research and teaching with faculty from across the college. We are transforming curricula and degree programs at all levels; we are engaging in translational research and the translation of that research to practice; and we are committed to public health workforce and systems development, locally and around the world. In addition, COPH is the home of several  Centers that conduct inter-professional research, policy and practice. See the COPH website at to learn more about our dynamic and innovative faculty and College.

USF Tampa is located in a dynamic and growing metropolitan area of over three million residents and offers a wide-range of cultural, artistic, athletic and recreational activities, excellent public schools, close proximity to Gulf of Mexico beaches, and an affordable cost of living.

See directions below to access the USF Careers posting for position minimum and preferred qualifications.

Closing Date: Positions will remain open until filled. Review of complete applications will begin May 25, 2023.

Salary & Benefits: Nationally competitive salary with excellent benefits.

To apply:  Candidates must complete an online application and upload the documents listed below to be considered for this position.  Please visit and access “Work at USF” and then click on Access Careers@USF and search for Job Opening ID 33954.  Documents to be uploaded with the application include a letter of application addressing the advertised minimum and preferred qualifications for the position to which applying, a CV, and a list of three references. Review of application will not begin until all required documents are uploaded into Careers. References will not be contacted without notifying applicants in advance.

According to Florida law, search records, including applications and search committee meetings, are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access institution. Applicants who need disability accommodations in order to participate in the selection process should notify Sheri Shakes at (813) 974-6494 or TDD (813) 974-1758 at least five working days in advance of need.