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Postdoctoral Position in Shark EvoDevo, Stem Cell Biology and Tooth Regeneration

Posted by , on 29 April 2019

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

A postdoctoral position is available in the Laboratory of Gareth Fraser ( at the Department of Biology, University of Florida. Our lab is focused on a range of research projects based around the central theme of vertebrate evolutionary developmental biology – they include tooth development and regeneration, craniofacial diversity, EvoDevOmics, and skin appendage evolution and development.


We are looking for a motivated and creative scientist to continue to develop the shark and ray as comparative evodevo models for a range of research projects. The primary focus of this position will be stem cell mediated tooth regeneration in sharks and rays, however we do encourage development of the candidates own creative research ideas and interests, so there is potential here to develop a project that suits the candidate in line with the focal themes of the lab. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package. The applicant selected for this position would begin the beginning of the Fall 2019 term.  The anticipated date would be August 16, 2019.



Candidates should have an interest in evolutionary developmental biology, and vertebrate diversity. Knowledge of developmental biology techniques, RNAseq analyses or stem/regenerative biology is desirable.


Application Instructions

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant’s qualifications and interests, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement on research goals, and (4) ) a list of at least three references. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references. If you would like further information about the position please contact Gareth Fraser. Email:

Application deadline is May 29, 2019.


All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The 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 educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

The Department particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.


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