This position will
support the soil microbiology and ecology program that
1) develops innovate, next generation technologies to identify the plant
microbes and link their function to the plant fitness, nutrient cycling,
and crop production;
2) surveys the microbial communities through collecting and analyzing field
samples (i.e. soils and plant biomass);
3) develops greenhouse and growth chamber based bioassay systems to
specialize the function of plant and/or rhizosphere associated
microorganisms and maintains the quality of procedures for top quality
research results; 4) develops integrative approaches to find modular
structures in plant-microbial-soil networks;
5) disseminates the research findings to the public and industries through
6) provides educational and outreach activities to describe the research to
the broad Florida audience and the nation.
commensurate with qualification's and experience.
Doctoral degree in
agricultural science, biology, or a closely related field; or a master's
degree in agricultural science, biology, or a closely related field and one
year of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree in agricultural
science, biology, or a closely related field and three years of relevant
M.S. in molecular
biology, soil sciences, microbiology, plant pathology, bioinformatics or
related area with technical knowledge and skills specific to microbiology,
molecular biology and biotechnology, and 1 year of experience working in a
molecular biology laboratory. Appropriate college coursework may substitute
at an equivalent rate for the required experience.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO
should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs such as WORD,
EXCEL, and OUTLOOK. This individual will occasionally apply pesticides,
fungicides, herbicides and other chemicals necessary for research projects.
Outdoor physical activity is a regular part of responsibilities that
includes planting, repotting, field sample harvest, and data collection.
HEALTH ASSESSMENT REQUIRED:
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