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particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment
through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. We
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The Department of Soil and Water Sciences at the University of Florida has an
opening for a full-time postdoctoral associate in the field of coral
The successful applicant will join a multi-disciplinary team to work on the
development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of stony coral tissue loss
disease. This project is part of the Advanced Coral Toolkit
(https: // reviverestore.org/projects/advanced-coral-toolkit/ ) to develop
coral probiotics. This position will be based on the Gainesville campus of the
University of Florida and will investigate metagenomes and/or
metatranscriptomes associated with both healthy and diseased corals to
identify functional genes in coral symbionts (potential probiotic bacterial
strains) and pathogens.
The post-doc will work under the direction of Dr. Julie Meyer
(https: // soils.ifas.ufl.edu/people/faculty/julie-l-meyer/ ) at the
University of Florida Genetics Institute and in collaboration with Dr. Blake
Ushijima at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Dr. Valerie Paul at
the Smithsonian Marine Station, and Dr. Hong Moulton at Oregon State
University. The position is for 18 months, with the possibility of renewal,
The position requires a PhD (foreign equivalent acceptable) in Microbiology,
Marine Science, Oceanography, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, or a related
field. Candidates with previous experience with bioinformatics tools (command
line, github, Rstudio) and the analysis of metagenomes or metatranscriptomes
are preferred. A demonstrated record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals
is required. 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.
For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit materials by
September 21, 2021. The position will remain open until a viable applicant
pool is determined.
Individuals wishing to apply should go online to
https:// apply.interfolio.com/94063 and submit:
Cover letter that states applicant's interest in the position and
qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
one-page statement of research interests
one-page summary of PhD dissertation
Contact information (including email addresses) for 3 individuals
willing to write letters of recommendation
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 https:// www. naces.org/.
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.