Postdoctoral Scholar in Insect Virology / Physiology
University of Florida
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Post Date: Sep 26, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Ph.D.
Years Experience: Entry Level
Location: US - Florida - Gainesville
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Description
A position is available to work on the use of insect viruses and insect virus-derived proteins toward novel approaches for insect pest management with a focus on lepidopteran and coleopteran systems.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will work with RNA viruses, maintain insect cell lines, and examine protein movement across the insect gut epithelium by use of an Ussing chamber; write quarterly reports and present research progress on a biannual basis.

Skills
Required Qualifications:

PhD, in entomology, virology, microbiology, biochemistry or a related area
Preferred qualifications:

Experience with cell culture
Research experience with insect physiology and / or virology
Solid molecular biology and biochemistry skills
Strong communication and organizational skills.
The position is based in the laboratory of Dr. Bryony C. Bonning, Eminent Scholar and Professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology at University of Florida. 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, USDA and academia.

University of Florida has the largest Entomology and Nematology department in the nation, with outstanding facilities. The diverse faculty has strengths in both basic and applied research, and strong collaborative and interdepartmental interactions.

Notes
Candidates should apply by emailing a single pdf file with “PD Application – virus” 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 Monday, September 25 2017 and continue until the position has been filled.