Postdoctoral Associate in Plant Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Oct 8, 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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One postdoctoral position is available in the Zhao lab in the Department of Microbiology and Cell Science at the University of Florida to investigate genetic and epigenetic regulation of meiotic recombination in maize. The fully funded position will use genetic, genomic and bioinformatics approaches to investigate the mechanisms of meiotic recombination in the crop species maize. For more information, please check our latest publication.

Duties/Physical Demands

  • Perform basic genetic and molecular experiments
  • Collect and prepare samples for high-throughput sequencing
  • Analyze whole genome resequencing, DNA methylation, small RNA, mRNA, and ChIP sequencing data
  • Responsible for data presenting and manuscripts writing
  • Provide guidance and mentoring for graduate and undergraduate students in the lab

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The expected candidate should be familiar with next- generation sequencing data and have strong skills in the analysis of different types of high- throughput data.

Initial appointment will be one year and are renewable up to four years based on performance. Salaries are commensurate with qualifications. Benefits are provided via the University of Florida. In addition to this position, visiting scholars and graduate students are both welcome to join the lab.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with Experience and Education

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. (foreign equivalent acceptable) in plant genetics, genomics and bioinformatics. The candidate must be highly motivated. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. Excellent written and oral communications, as well as strong computational skills, are required.Candidates must also have a commitment to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.

Preferred Qualifications:

Favorable consideration may be given to candidates who have experiences with ChIP-seq and ATAC-seq. The candidate is able to work both independently and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary research environment.

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 applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
    • 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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