MS and PhD positions in Food Virology at the University of Florida

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Post Date: Feb 17, 2018
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Bachelors
Years Experience: Entry Level
Start Date: Aug 2018 (or earlier)
Salary: Graduate assistantship
Location: US - Florida - Gainesville
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Two graduate assistantship positions are available for those who are seeking MS or PhD degree in Food Science at University of Florida in Food Science and Human Nutrition Department.

Successful candidates will execute basic and applied research on food and environmental microbial safety, particularly on enteric viruses. The areas of interest include but not limited to, isolation, detection and characterization of viruses, environmental transmission, microbial source-tracking, physical and chemical methods to inactivate viruses in food and on contact surface, and in-depth study of virus structure and functionality in microbial community. The applicants are also expected to assist in teaching courses, mentor students, and contribute to departmental extension activities.

For pre-evaluation, interested individuals should email me (1) CV, including list of publications (if any), (2) list of technical skills, (3) unofficial transcripts, and (4) research goals. To be considered, application process follows UF and FSHN guidelines:

PhD applicants must hold a research-based MS degree with strong background either in microbiology, genetics, biochemistry or similar fields, and demonstrate their technical skills in general microbiology and molecular techniques (such as nucleic acid purification, PCR, ELISA, cloning, electrophoresis, sequence analysis), and statistical analysis. Practical experience in cell culture (mammalian and insect cells) is a plus.

Minimum requirement for MS applicants is prior research experience in food microbiology.

Contact Details
Name: Naim Montazeri, Ph.D.
Division: UF/IFAS
Department: Food Science and Human Nutrition
City: Gainesville
State/Province: Florida
Zipcode: 32611
Country: United States