Postdoctoral Associate – Microbiology and Cell Science (64202)

Gainesville, FL
Sep 09, 2020
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Postdoctoral Associate – Microbiology and Cell Science (64202)

Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
Sep 8, 2020

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. 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.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF .

A postdoctoral researcher position is available in the Department of Microbiology and Cell Science at the University of Florida.  The successful candidate will join an NSF-funded project titled “Significance of Ice-loss to landscapes in the Arctic: SILA (Inuit concept of the physical world and weather).” SILA will take an integrated approach to study changes in feedbacks between hydrogeology, geochemistry, biogeochemistry, microbiology, botany, ecosystem ecology, and weathering that are associated with retreat of the Greenland Ice Sheet.  Field seasons are planned for summer 2021 and 2022, with a shorter field season in 2023. Fieldwork will start May 2021 and focus on a transect from the ice sheet to the coast between the towns of Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut.

This position is based in Gainesville, FL with field work in Greenland. The anticipated start date is January 2021 and the position is funded for 2.5 years.



Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in microbiology, biogeochemistry, or environmental science. Prior field experience, familiarity with computational and statistical tools in microbial ecology, and knowledge of molecular biological techniques are highly desired.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin 1 October 2020 and continue until a viable applicant pool is determined.

To apply, please visit . Applications should include:

i) curriculum vitae,

ii) a cover letter that describes research experience, accomplishments, and career goals,

iii) a statement on potential contributions to the environmental civics portion of the project (see for more information), and

iv) the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

Contact Brent Christner ([email protected]) for additional information on this position.

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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