Postdoctoral Position in Vegetable Entomology
A postdoctoral position is available in the Vegetable Entomology lab at the University of Florida’s Gulf Coast Research and Education Center. The position focuses on evaluating insecticide resistance among populations of the sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, and evaluating the role of weeds as hosts of Tomato yellow leaf curl, a whitefly-transmitted virus. The position involves travel to field sites across south Florida to collect samples, carrying out resistance monitoring bioassays, and PCR analysis. The position is funded for two years at $50,000 per year and includes health benefits. The successful candidate will join a team of university and USDA researchers characterizing whitefly populations and the spread of whitefly-transmitted viruses in the southeastern USA.
The Gulf Coast Research and Education Center is 475-acre research facility with seventeen faculty working in plant pathology, horticulture, weed science, plant breeding, agricultural economics, nematology and entomology. It is near the urban centers of Tampa, Sarasota and Orlando with easy access to beaches and the many natural landscapes that Florida has to offer. Applicants should submit their CV, transcripts, contact information for three references, and a cover letter to Dr. Hugh Smith at email@example.com. The University of Florida is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Closing date March 30 2019.