Postdoctoral Research Associate – University of Florida
Responsibilities: A postdoctoral research associate position will be available on January 1, 2019 at the University of Florida’s Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, Florida. This is a 12- month, non-tenure track full-time position with potential of extension based on performance and funding availability. The incumbent will conduct research on management of bacterial spot of tomato, including greenhouse and field trials and the mechanisms of disease control by small-molecule compounds. The incumbent is expected to design and conduct experiments, collect and analyze data, prepare reports, and write articles for peer-reviewed publications.
In addition, the incumbent will be expected to: 1) be involved in extension activities in the area of vegetable pathology; 2) assist in seeking and securing extramural program support; 3) work as a team with research scientists, industry representatives, and state and county extension specialists; and 4) assist in mentoring graduate students and supervising technical personnel.
Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. in plant pathology, microbiology, or a closely related field; be highly self-motivated and goal-oriented; ability and willing to conduct and assist in field trials; ability to function within a diverse team of faculty, staff and students; strong written and oral communication skills; a good publication record; and ability to use statistical analysis programs.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with plant bacterial diseases; skills in molecular biology, genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics; a strong publication record; willing to collaborate with co-workers and researchers from other laboratories; ability to communicate with growers and to produce educational materials for diverse audiences.
Application: To apply, please submit a letter of application describing your interest in the position and an overview of your qualifications and experience, your updated resume/CV, and names and contact information (including email addresses) of four professional references to:
Dr. Shouan Zhang
Tropical Research and Education Center
University of Florida, IFAS
18905 SW 280th Street
Homestead, FL 33031-3314