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Postdoctoral Associate (72792)

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Apr 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Type
Full Time
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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. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented groups to apply.

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) or visit Accessibility at UF .

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to work on the extracellular NAD(P) [eNAD(P)]-mediated immune signaling pathway in Arabidopsis thaliana (see Wang et al. eLife 2017, 6:e25474; Wang et al. Nat Commun 2019, 10:4810). eNAD(P) is a novel immune signaling molecule in plants, which is emerging as a key player in plant immunity. The postdoctoral position is for one year with the possibility of extension. Salary is commensurate with experience (up to $47,470). A full benefits package including health insurance is provided with the position. The University of Florida offers excellent opportunities in Plant Biology through the Interdisciplinary Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology program ( Our laboratory is located in the Microbiology and Cell Science building ( ), which provides state of the art infrastructure and an interdisciplinary research and education environment. For more information visit our lab website at . For project specifics, please contact Dr. Zhonglin Mou (email: ).

A doctoral degree in plant molecular biology and/or plant biochemistry is required. Highly motivated individuals with a strong background in plant molecular biology and biochemistry are encouraged to apply. Expertise in plant molecular biology and experience working with protein are required. This position requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English as well as excellent writing skills as demonstrated by a strong publication record in peer reviewed high-impact journals.

This position has been re-posted. Previous applicants are under consideration and need not re-apply.

Individuals wishing to apply should go online to and submit:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter explaining interest in the position and career goals, and
  • contact information for three references (name, email address, and phone number).

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 .

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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