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., 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 in Citrus Breeding and Genetics is available in the laboratory of Dr. Manjul Dutt at the Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida. The successful candidate will participate in a study aimed to understand the mechanism of HLB tolerance in the Australian Finger Lime and other wild citrus species and relatives.

A strong background in bioinformatics and a passion for working with plants is necessary for this position. The incumbent will be expected to design greenhouse experiments, collect and analyze data, present results at professional meetings, and prepare manuscripts for publication in appropriate refereed journals.

The appointment will initially be for two years but may be renewed depending on the availability of funds. Expected Salary: Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:            

A Ph.D. (foreign equivalent acceptable) in plant breeding and genetics or a related field 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

Special Instructions to Applicants:           

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 describing their research experiences and interest in this position
  • 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 provide 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.

Applications close: 24 Mar 2023 Eastern Daylight Time


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