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Post-Doctoral Associate (75970)

University of Florida
Immokalee, FL

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Post-Doctoral Associate (75970)

Immokalee, FL
Open Date:
Jun 15, 2021
Close Date:
Jun 30, 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 .

This is a 12-month, time-limited, non-tenure-accruing position, classified as temporary faculty, that will be 100% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) available at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, 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 developing and implementing components integral to the research and extension vegetable crop BMP program. The faculty member will 1) design and implement experimental design for the research projects associated with calibration of soil phosphorus and nitrogen testing and fertilizer recommendations, 2) implement treatments and assist with maintenance of experiments in the field and greenhouse, 3) interpret results, input data, and conduct statistical analyses. The position will require working with an artificial intelligence team for input of data into databases. The faculty member will be required to publish in peer reviewed journals. This position includes supervision of a biological scientist and OPS workers in field experiments, data collection, and sample preparation.




A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in horticulture, agronomy, soil science, agricultural engineering or a closely related discipline is required.  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. 

The Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC) is located one mile north of Immokalee and approximately 35 miles southeast of Fort Myers, Florida.  Presently, SWFREC supports thirteen faculty programs and a staff of more than 90 people.  Active research programs in vegetable production, water management, crop nutrition, pest management, plant pathology, agricultural economics, precision agricultural engineering, citrus pathology, plant physiology, weed science, and citrus horticulture occur on 320 acres of research facilities at SWFREC, including approximately 60 acres of citrus groves.  The faculty and staff of SWFREC serve a vibrant commercial agricultural region.  Agricultural enterprises in citrus, beef cattle, vegetables, and sugarcane collectively produce more than $800 million of annual sales.  Presently there are about 100,000 acres of citrus produced in the five-county southwest region surrounding the Center. 

Application Instructions:

To apply, send the following information to

  • cover letter
  • unofficial transcripts
  • contact information to include e-mail address and phone number for a minimum of three individuals willing to write a letter of recommendation
  • CV

Dr. Kelly T. Morgan, Center Director at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center.

E-mail:  [email protected]

Fax:       (352)846-6618

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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