Postdoctoral Research Associate (43292)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 25, 2019
Employment Type
Full Time

This is a 12-month position that will be 100% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) available in the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. The successful candidate will use an integrated approach to understand temperature effect on lettuce seed germination and flowering (Huo et al. (2013) Plant Cell 25:884-900; Huo et al. (2016) PNAS, 113(15): E2199; Huo et al (2016) Plant Journal, 88:345-360), and leaf senescence of multiple plant species.

This position requires a person with strong background and interest in plant molecular biology and genetics, and a desire to work on both applied and molecular approaches (CRISPR gene-editing, gene-stacking, miRNAs manipulation, genetic mapping, plant transformation as well as plant physiology and biochemistry). Majority of research activities will be completed at Mid-Florida Education and Research Center, which is about 15miles from Orlando downtown, Florida.

Applicants should receive a Ph.D. degree within the past 5 years with solid background in plant molecular biology and genetics or related disciplines, and have at least one first-authored publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Candidates should be able to think critically and work independently, have excellent organizational and communication skills in written English. Some experiences in tissue culture, plant physiology, genomics will be a plus. Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience. This position is immediately available until filled. The position term is one year, and renewable contingent on performance.

For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by March 30, 2019. The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined.

Qualified applicants should send a CV with a paragraph of research experience/achievement, and contact information for at least two references by email to .

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 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) .

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.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The University and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.


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