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Post-doc Associate for Florida Aging Registry – Health Messaging and Communications (77397)
University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida
Date Posted 07/29/2021
Admin-Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Description

The College of Journalism and Communications, is looking for a creative and talented Postdoctoral Associate to join a talented group! We want an experienced and motivated person to join our team.

Post-doctoral associate position in patient registry communications is open in the College of Journalism & Communications at the University of Florida under the direct supervision of Prof. Cynthia Morton, Ph.D. The hired candidate will work as a research assistant on the Florida Aging Registry for Aging Studies grant, conducted in collaboration with team members from Florida International University (FIU), the University of Central Florida (UCF), and the University of Florida (UF). The position entails working collaboratively with the grant team to discover and implement strategies for increasing the number of registered culturally diverse older adults for participation in aging research. The post-doctoral associate will have the opportunity to collaborate with publishing relevant research findings and contribute to the team’s larger goal of improving public health communication to address multicultural aging research in patient registries.

This is an extramurally funded position full-time, 12-month academic position. Reappointment for a second year is likely, contingent on successful performance, funding, and available work. The position start date is August 1, 2021. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

UF offers a competitive and diverse benefit package, generous leave, and ample opportunities for growth. For more information about UF benefits and perks, please click on the link: https://benefits.hr.ufl.edu/

The College of Journalism and Communications embraces diversity as a shared responsibility among faculty, staff and students and strives for tangible expressions of this responsibility. We are committed to fostering a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals of all races, genders, nationalities, religions, sexual orientations, identities and abilities to express their culture and perspectives through the art and science of journalism and communication.

The City of Gainesville

Gainesville (http://cityofgainesville.org ) is home to Florida's largest and oldest university, and so is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. The University of Florida and UF Health Shands Hospital are the leading employers in Gainesville and provide jobs for many residents of surrounding counties. Gainesville is also the largest city in Alachua County and is the county seat, with approximately 269,000 residents county-wide. It serves as the cultural, educational and commercial center for the north central Florida region. The city provides a full range of municipal services, including cultural and nature services and necessary administrative services to support these activities. Additionally, the city owns a regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. The city is in a central location to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities. Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds.


Job Qualifications


By the start date, applicants should have a PhD. A specialization in mass communications, STEM/health communications, advertising, public health, or a related field is preferred.


  • Demonstrated skills in qualitative and quantitative research method and design.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent research.
  • Record of communicating research results via peer-reviewed publications and presentations.
  • Willingness to mentor and supervise undergraduate and graduate research assistants.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and student colleagues on the research team.
  • Experience in acquiring and working with text and/or visual data from web sites, social media and other online sources, and print is desired, but not required.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.


Application materials must be submitted online by clicking http://apply.interfolio.com/90414

Interested applicants should submit: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a letter of interest, including a brief description of how this position relates to their career plans, (3) statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion, (4) the names and contact information of three references with whom the candidate has worked closely or was supervised by, and (5) an official transcript from the candidate’s doctoral institution.

Final candidate will be required to provide 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 education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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