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Poatdoctoral Research Associate with University of Florida in Gainesville, FL

Type of position Non-tenure track
Employer University of Florida
Description of Employer The University of Florida is a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, and Space-Grant institution, encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines, with an enrollment of more than 56,000 students. UF is a member of The Association of American Universities. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences includes the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Florida Sea Grant program, and encompasses 16 on-campus academic departments and schools, 12 Research and Educational Centers (REC) located throughout the state, 6 Research sites/demonstration units administered by RECs or academic departments, and Florida Cooperative Extension Service offices in all 67 counties (counties operate and maintain). The School of Natural Resources and Environment is an interdisciplinary unit housed in IFAS and managed by several colleges on campus. UF/IFAS employs nearly 4,500 people, which includes approximately 990 salaried faculty and 1,400 permanent support personnel located in Gainesville and throughout the state. IFAS, one of the nation’s largest agricultural and natural resources research and education organizations, is administered by a Vice President and four deans: the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the Dean for Extension and Director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the Dean for Research and Director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Dean for the College of Veterinary Medicine. UF/IFAS also engages in cooperative work with Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.
Location Gainesville, FL
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date of competition October 13, 2023
Date position available November 13, 2023
Description of duties

A postdoctoral research position is available in the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida, Gainesville with a focus on cover crop use in agronomic and horticultural systems. The candidate will have strong data analysis expertise including the use of multivariate analysis techniques such as structural equation modeling. The primary role will be the analysis of data from on-station and on-farm experiments and manuscript writing for a multistate, multidisciplinary research project with a focus on assessment of cover crop suppression of weeds, pests, and plant pathogens.

Qualifications sought

Minimum Requirements

A PhD in Agronomy, Horticultural Science, Statistics, or related discipline and superior organizational, verbal, and written communication skills. Experience with the design and conduct of field experiments, and exceptional data handling and data analysis skills. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. Candidates must also have a commitment to UF IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability. Candidates must also have a commitment to https://www.ufl.edu/about/core-values/“>UF core values of excellence, discovery & innovation, inclusion, freedom & civility, community, and stewardship. 

Expected start date: as soon as possible; no later than early December 2023.


Preferred Qualifications

Prior graduate degree research emphasis in Weed Science. 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. Familiarity with corn/ soybean cropping systems.

Application procedure  
Submit what One-page cover letter highlighting your suitability for the position
Curriculum vitae
Contact information (including email addresses) for 3 individuals willing to write letters of recommendation or be contacted by telephone as a reference on your behalf.
Submit to Apply online to Careers at UF (https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/528752).
Additional Information 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. The University and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.