Assistant Research Scientist

Location
Gainesville FL
Posted
Sep 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Res Ast Sctst

Job Description:

This is a 12-month non-tenure-accruing position that will be 100% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station), available in the Department of Plant Pathology, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida.  This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit.  Duties will include conducting research that will lead to understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying plant drought response and immunity, and to crop improvement through genetic engineering.   The faculty member will seek contract and grant funding actively to support his/her program.  The faculty member will engage in Extension activities in his or her program area.  

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in Plant Pathology or a closely related discipline is required.  Candidates are expected to have strong knowledge and experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, and tissue culture studies. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and procurement of extramural funding.  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:

Postdoctoral experience is desirable. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by October 29, 2017.  The position will open until a viable applicant pool is determined.

Nominations

Nominations are welcome.  Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. This information should be sent to:

 

Please refer to Requisition # 504849

Dr. Wen-Yuan Song

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

Department of Plant Pathology

2431 Fifield Hall

Gainesville, Fl. 32611

 

Telephone:                               352.273.4652

Facsimile:                                3252.392.6532

Electronic Mail:                       wsong@ifas.ufl.edu

 

Application Information

  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/504849 and submit:
  • Application
  • 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 three individuals willing to write letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts
  •  

    Final candidate will be required to provide 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), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .

     

    The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.  The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s ‘Government in the Sunshine’ and Public Records Laws.  Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

    Health Assessment Required: No