POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION –BT TOXIN ENGINEERING / ASIAN CITRUS PSYLLID

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. The USDA Citrus Disease Research and Extension-funded project deals with modification and delivery of candidate toxins derived from Bacillus thuringiensis for toxicity against the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri (see N.P. Chougule et al., 2013 Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA and CDRE abstracts). 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 a PhD in entomology, microbiology, biochemistry or a related area, research experience with insects, and solid molecular biology and biochemistry skills as demonstrated by primary publications in international journals. Experience with insect physiology and Bt toxins advantageous.

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 – ACP” 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: bbonning@ufl.edu

Review of applications will begin on Friday, January 19, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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