Postdoctoral Associate (75525)

Homestead, FL
Jun 05, 2021
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Postdoctoral Associate (75525)

Homestead, FL
Open Date:
Jun 4, 2021
Close Date:
Jun 18, 2021

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 .

One postdoctoral researcher position is available at the University of Florida Tropical Research and Education Center UF TREC.

The successful applicant will join an exciting multi-disciplinary project to study biology, ecology and management of invasive pests affecting tropical and subtropical crops. The successful applicant will be responsible for 1) identifying biological control agents against invasive pests, and 2) develop a method to monitor insect pests in nurseries.

The successful applicant will work with Principal Investigator from UF TREC and USDA-ARS in identifying research priorities.  

This is a 1-year position with reappointment being contingent on performance and availability of funds. Salary range is 50,000- 55,000/year plus benefits depending on experience.


The position requires a PhD in in entomology, acarology, biology, or related field. The applicant must have fluency in English speaking and writing and a demonstrated ability to work independently and write scientific manuscripts. A demonstrated record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals is required. Experience working with both insect and mite pests is looked upon favorably. 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. 

Application Instructions:

Individuals wishing to apply should go online to and submit a cover letter describing research interests, CV, and contact information for three references

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

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. 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). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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