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Research Assistant Professor



Research Assistant Professor

Job No: 528931
Work Type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Biology/Life Science, Agricultural Sciences
Department: 60460000 - AG-SCHL FOR, FISH, & GEOMATICS

Job Description


Classification Title:

Res Ast Prof

Job Description:

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is creating an environment that affirms community across all dimensions. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. 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 non-tenure-accruing position that will be 10% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) and 90% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station), available in the School of Forest, Fisheries and Geomatic Sciences, 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 co-teaching a graduate course yearly in the field of Genomic Sciences, and performing Bioinformatics research in plants, while assisting, mentoring and advising graduate students and postdocs. The faculty member will seek contract and grant funding actively to support their program.

The faculty member will participate actively in graduate education by serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, supervising undergraduate research, and publishing the results with their graduate students.

Duties include:
Perform bioinformatic analysis of data from several plant species. These will include comparative genomics and single-cell transcriptome analysis, using standard computational tools. Proficiency in a computer language used in bioinformatics analysis (e.g., Python) is required. Will also develop new computational tools for genome analysis.
The employee will seek contract and grant funding actively to support their program.
The faculty member will participate actively in graduate education by serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, supervising undergraduate research, and publishing the results with their graduate students.
Mentor and advise postdocs.
Duties will include co-teaching a graduate course yearly in the field of Genomic Sciences.

Background Information:

The University of Florida is a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, and Space-Grant institution, encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines, with an enrollment of more than 56,000 students. UF is a member of The Association of American Universities. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences includes the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Florida Sea Grant program, and encompasses 16 on-campus academic departments and schools, 12 Research and Educational Centers (REC) located throughout the state, 6 Research sites/demonstration units administered by RECs or academic departments, and Florida Cooperative Extension Service offices in all 67 counties (counties operate and maintain). The School of Natural Resources and Environment is an interdisciplinary unit housed in IFAS and managed by several colleges on campus. UF/IFAS employs nearly 4,500 people, which includes approximately 990 salaried faculty and 1,400 permanent support personnel located in Gainesville and throughout the state. IFAS, one of the nation's largest agricultural and natural resources research and education organizations, is administered by a Vice President and four deans: the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the Dean for Extension and Director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the Dean for Research and Director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Dean for the College of Veterinary Medicine. UF/IFAS also engages in cooperative work with Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in Genomics, Bioinformatics or Molecular Biology, or a closely related discipline is required. At least three years of demonstrated experience in Plant Single-Cell analysis, including the implementation and use of current bioinformatics tools, as well as the design of new tools and methods that address developing needs. 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 UF core values of excellence, discovery & innovation, inclusion, freedom & civility, community, and stewardship.

Preferred Qualifications:

Postdoctoral experience is desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit materials by 10/25/2023. The position will remain 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 # 528931

Matias Kirst

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

School of Forest, Fisheries and Geomatic Sciences

PO Box 110410, 1745 McCarty Drive

Gainesville, FL 32611-0410

Telephone: 352 846 0850

Electronic Mail: mkirst@ufl.edu

Application Information
  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to Careers at UF and submit:
  • 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 3 individuals willing to write letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts

  • 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. The University and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

    Health Assessment Required:
    No



    Applications Close: 14 Dec 2023

    To apply, visit https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/528931/research-assistant-professor

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