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University of Florida Postdoctoral Associate in Plant Pathology

1. Postdoctoral Associate in Plant Pathology


OB NO:527448
WORK TYPE: Post Doc Associate
CATEGORIES: Biology/Life Science, Agricultural Sciences


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The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment of inclusive excellence that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. Inclusive excellence is the active process of including and respecting everyone as we strive for excellence and equitable outcomes in all we do at the University of Florida. 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.

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The Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) of the University of Florida in Homestead, Florida is seeking a postdoctoral associate to work on a project to study soil salinity impacts on vegetable crops and diseases.

Duties and Responsibilities: The candidate will conduct research to determine the impacts of soil salinity on vegetable diseases, evaluate chemical and biological inducers for their potential to mitigate impact of salinity and the diseases, and investigate the mechanisms of increased resistance to salinity and diseases by the inducers. In addition, the postdoc will be given the opportunity to be exposed in extension activities including presenting at grower workshops, seminars, and field days. Regular reporting to funding agencies is required. The postdoc is expected to publish results in refereed journals. This position will be initially for 1 year and could be extended depending on funding availability and the performance of the postdoctoral associate.


Commensurate with Education and Experience

A PhD in plant pathology, microbiology, horticulture, plant science, or related disciplines is required. Experience in conducting plant science research is required. Effective communication skills, demonstrated publication record, and experience with experimental design and statistical analysis are essential. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. Candidates must also have a commitment to UF core values of excellence, discovery & innovation, inclusion, freedom & civility, community, and stewardship.

Field experience with plant pathology research is preferred.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.Individuals wishing to apply should go online to Careers at UF 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 3 individuals willing to write letters of recommendation

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).

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.

ADVERTISED:23 Jun 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
APPLICATIONS CLOSE:21 Jul 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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