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Postdoctoral Associate (73937)
University of Florida in Homestead, Florida
Date Posted 05/06/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Description

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 bioinformatics/plant breeding post-doc position is available in the Tropical Fruit Genetics and Breeding Lab at the University of Florida Tropical Research and Education Center. The position will be located in Homestead, Fl. Primary responsibilities include analysis of genomics datasets from multiple species including mango, vanilla, and other tropical/subtropical fruits. Job responsibilities also include, but are not limited to, development of segregating populations, phenotyping plant collections, routine molecular biology/tissue culture work, and other research activities as needed. This position includes both lab and field-based research components. The position is available for one year contingent upon satisfactory performance, and can be extended for up to 2 years. The position is available starting summer 2021. Pay rate is $47,746 with benefits.

Job Qualifications

Required Education

PhD in horticulture, plant sciences, genomics, or a related discipline

Required Experience/Training

Experience analyzing genomics data is required. This can include comparative genomics, RNA-seq, and/or GBS to interrogate target pathways and identify marker-trait associations.

Preferred Experience/Training

Working with crop species

Plant breeding

Molecular biology

Experimental design

Communication both oral and written

Ability to work independently and as part of a team


Individuals wishing to apply should go online to http://apply.interfolio.com/87290 and submit a 2-page CV and contact information for 2-3 references.

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 http://www.naces.org/ .

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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