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Postdoctoral Associate (76248)

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences
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.

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 .

This is a 12-month postdoctoral associate position that will be 100% research at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (GCREC), Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. The postdoctoral associate will work on the vegetable crop Best Management Practice (BMP) program with a multidisciplinary research team at GCREC and other UF facilities. The postdoctoral associate will 1) design and implement experimental design for the research projects associated with calibration of soil phosphorus and nitrogen testing and fertilizer recommendations, 2) implement treatments and assist with maintenance of experiments in the field and greenhouse, 3) interpret results, input data, and conduct statistical analyses. The position will require working with an artificial intelligence team for input of data into databases. The postdoctoral associate will be required to publish in peer reviewed journals. This position includes supervision of a Biological Scientist and hourly wage employees in field experiments, data collection, and sample preparation.

The University of Florida/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (UF/IFAS GCREC) is a 475-acre facility located in the heart of Hillsborough County, between Sarasota and Tampa, FL, and approximately 90 minutes from the Orlando area. UF/IFAS GCREC features working research fields and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. With more than 20 faculty members and 200 employees, UF/IFAS GCREC offers responsive research solutions to growers for numerous commodities grown in Florida. Our center also offers housing for graduate students and student interns.


A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in horticulture, agronomy, soil science, agricultural engineering or a closely related discipline is required. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication and interpersonal relationships. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land Grant system. Candidates must also have a commitment to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.


Postdoctoral experience is desirable.


Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. This information should be sent to:

Please refer to Requisition # 76248

Dr. Shinsuke Agehara

Assistant Professor, Horticultural Crop Physiology

University of Florida

Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

813-419-6583 .

Application Information

  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to and submit:
    • Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Contact information (including email addresses) for three to four individuals willing to write letters of recommendation
    • Unofficial transcripts

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) .

For questions related to this position, please contact Dr. Shinsuke Agehara (Assistant Professor, Horticultural Crop Physiology) at

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.


The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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