Postdoctoral Associate - Nutrient Cycling and BMPs

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Aug 6, 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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Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) Department and Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, University of Florida (UF), seeks a post-doctoral associate to work on a state-funded multi-disciplinary Best Management Practices (BMP) project to develop water and phosphorus management strategies for high-value fresh crops. The post-doc will help collect and analyze the soil, plant (biomass, yield) and hydrologic (surface and ground water) data from multiple sites in Florida. They will work with other UF faculty with expertise in hydrology and water quality, agronomy, soil, water and ecosystem sciences, statistics, pathology and entomology, and economics to help collect and analyze data which will include UAV-based data at field-scale on plant performance. They may be expected to supervise support staff including biological scientists/engineer.

Inquiries for the position can be directed to Dr Sanjay Shukla by e-mail ([email protected]) or phone (239-658-3425).

Expected Salary:

50-60,000/year; commensurate with education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must have Ph.D. in agricultural/biological engineering, soil science, agronomy, or related disciplines. 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:

Applicants with strong background in phosphorus cycling and transport in a cropping system and statistics will be preferred. Prior experience with biophysical models is a plus.

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:
    • 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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