Postdoctoral Associate

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jul 29, 2022

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Postdoc Aso

Job Description:

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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A postdoctoral position is available in the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida, Gainesville with a focus on cover crop use in horticultural and agronomic cropping systems. The candidate will assist with the management of multistate, multidisciplinary research projects and engage in field, greenhouse, and laboratory studies to evaluate the effects of cover crops on cash crop growth and yield, soil health, carbon sequestration, and greenhouse gas mitigation. Research will also focus cover crop evaluation for regional adaptation and cover crop suppression of weeds, pests, and plant pathogens. Data analysis and interpretation, presentations at scientific meetings, and report and manuscript preparation, and assistance with grant writing also are required.

The position is available initially for one year and reappointment for additional years is contingent upon performance and availability of funding.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

A PhD in Horticultural Sciences, Agronomy or Soil Science or related discipline and superior organizational, verbal, and written communication skills. Experience with the design and conduct of field experiments. 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

General expertise in utilizing cover crops for agroecosystem services and specific expertise in their use for weed management. Proficiency in the use of SAS for data analysis. Project management training and/or experience.

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 and submit:
    • one-page cover letter that highlights their suitability for the 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 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.

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