eDNA/metabarcoding; Postdoc: Florida

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Last Date to Apply
The University of Florida (UF) Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory (HBREL) and University of Memphis (UM) have been awarded a USDA-NIFA-AFRI grant to continue the development of eDNA/eRNA-based diagnostic tools for accurate identification of honey bee pests and pathogens from environmental samples. *No honey bee experience needed*
Qualifications: 1. A PhD in bioinformatics, biology, entomology, microbiology, or a related discipline Experience with DNA metabarcoding (or similar) techniques and associated bioinformatics 2. Evidence of research productivity 3. Effective interpersonal and organizational skills, excellent time management skills, and ability to integrate successfully into a laboratory employing students, technicians, and postdocs with varied interests 4. Valid passport, driver’s license, and ability to travel internationally *Knowledge of honey bees is not required.* Application: A review of applications will begin 5 June 2023 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants must submit applications to Mr. Chris Oster (oster96@ufl.edu). To be considered for this position, one must submit (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) pdf copies of three refereed publications or preprints, and (4) unofficial university transcripts. (5) Furthermore, it is the candidate’s responsibility to arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to Mr. Oster from the individuals supplying the letters. Email submission of complete application is required. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please email Dr. Jamie Ellis (jdellis@ufl.edu) with any questions.
Contact Person
Dr. Jamie Ellis (jdellis@ufl.edu)
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