Citrus and Tree Fruit Physiology and Production - Postdoctoral Scholar in Horticulture

Postdoctoral Scholar in Horticulture - Citrus and Tree Fruit Physiology and Production
Availability Date: October 1, 2022
Closing Date: Open until filled.

The Opportunity: A postdoctoral research position is available for research in cold hardy citrus production in the North Florida Research and Education Center at the University of Florida.

The focus of the position will be understanding the molecular pathways and physiological mechanism of cold hardy citrus in response to different cultural practices, abiotic stress, climate change, and nutrition management. While the position is focused on cold hardy citrus production, the postdoctoral work might include other tree fruit crops. The position requires a self-driven individual with strong plant science laboratory experience and field background. The ideal candidate will have experience in experimental design, plant physiology and biochemistry, data collection, and analysis. Expertise in molecular techniques such as RNA sequencing, primer designing, real time PCR etc., and use of LiCor, SPAD meter, rootscanner etc., is preferred. The postdoctoral scholar will lead and participate in preparing the data and manuscripts for publication in peer-review journals.

Qualifications: Eligible candidates should have a recent Ph.D. in horticulture, plant sciences, plant physiology, plant biochemistry or related fields. Highly motivated individuals with excellent oral and written communication skills are encouraged to apply. The candidate should have the ability to work independently, as well as in a team (i.e., supervising graduate student), to perform multidisciplinary projects and have critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The candidate should be proficient in handling data and statistical software such as R and SAS. The candidate must have a valid Car driving license.

Salary: $47,500 and fringe benefits. This is a one-year position and sustained funding will be dependent upon successful grant acquisition.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae and a list of three references to: Muhammad Adnan Shahid, Ph.D. E-mail:

tree fruit crops
Quincy, FL (USA)