POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER – PLANT VIRUS / INSECT VECTOR INTERACTIONS
A postdoctoral research associate position is available to conduct research in the laboratory of Dr. Bryony C. Bonning in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at University of Florida. This USDA-funded project is in collaboration with Dr. Jane E. Polston, Department of Plant Pathology at University of Florida. The project deals with examination of plant virus – hemipteran vector interactions, building on prior work to identify plant virus receptors in the insect gut, and to exploit plant virus-receptor molecular interactions for novel means of vector control. See B.C. Bonning et al. 2014, Nat Biotechnol, and LB Linz et al., 2015 J. Virol. The appointment will be for one year initially with potential for renewal. Salary will be a minimum of $47,500 according to experience.
Qualifications: Applicants should have 1) a PhD in entomology, plant pathology, microbiology, or related area, 2) research experience with insects and / or plant viruses, and 3) solid molecular biology and biochemistry skills as evidenced by primary publications in international journals.
Environment: The lab provides outstanding infrastructure for cutting edge research and has a strong record of innovation and trainee placement within the agricultural biotechnology industry sector, federal and academic institutions. University of Florida has the largest Entomology and Nematology department in the nation, with outstanding facilities. Gainesville has a subtropical climate, a reasonable cost of living, and all of the cultural activities expected of a university town.
Application: Email a single pdf file with “PD application – Vector” in the subject line containing 1) a statement of research experience, interests and career goals, 2) curriculum vitae including complete publication list, 3) names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers for three references to:
Dr. Bryony C. Bonning, E-mail: email@example.com
Review of applications will begin on Monday, April 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.