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Postdoctoral Research Associate with University of Florida in University of Florida/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, FL

Type of position Non-tenure-track
Employer University of Florida
Description of Employer A postdoctoral position is available with the Weed Science Lab at the University of Florida/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC) to examine the effects of cultural practices on herbicide use and weed management in citrus.
Location University of Florida/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee, FL
Description of Location SWFREC is located in the heart of citrus and vegetable production in Florida and provides a unique opportunity to combine scientific research with the industry’s needs. The research center is based in Immokalee and is about 30 miles northeast of Naples and 30 miles east of Fort Myers, two beautiful coastal cities in southwest Florida.
Salary $48,000 plus benefits
Closing date of competition 10/31/2023
Date position available Immediately
Description of duties

The project’s primary focus consists of field trials evaluating the impacts of cover crops and soil amendments on weed control strategies. The project will also assess the influence of such treatments on the environmental fate and behavior of herbicides used in citrus production. Expertise in weed research, herbicide-soil interactions, and herbicide analysis utilizing liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) is preferred.

 The successful candidate will have the opportunity to associate with a diverse faculty team, including plant physiologist and soil microbiologist. The incumbent will develop hypotheses based on current literature, design and conduct experiments, perform work in the laboratory and field, analyze data, and prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The postdoctoral associate will work independently with minimal supervision. This is currently a 1-year position. Occasional travel to field sites distant from the research center is required.

Qualifications sought
  • Ph.D. in weed science, soil science, horticulture science, or related fields
  • Evidence of effective scientific writing and publication in English
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to work under hot and humid conditions for prolonged periods

Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency with LC-MS, Herbicide fate modeling, Weed ecology, Experience in extraction and analysis of herbicides from the soil and plant tissues, Experience with grant writing

Application procedure  
Submit what Interested persons should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 references, including contact information, to Dr. Ramdas Kanissery ([email protected]).
Submit to Dr. Ramdas Kanissery ([email protected])