Postdoctoral Research Associate Position Available in Honey Bee Molecular Diagnostics

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Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory (HBREL)
Entomology and Nematology Department
Bldg. 970, Steinmetz Hall
Natural Area Dr.
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32611-0629


The position is full-time for one year. This is a non-tenure accruing position.

Pay Rate:

$48,000 – $50,000/year

Position Description:

The Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate who will be required to lead a grant-funded project developing molecular markers for Apis species and unwanted Apis mellifera subspecies. The postdoc will also be required to collaborate on a project discovering new diagnostic tools for honey bee pests and diseases. The postdoc will be required to work closely with other HBREL research team members and outside collaborators, to produce project reports to fulfill the duties associated with grant(s), and peer-reviewed manuscripts. The technical proficiency of a potential candidate for the position may be assessed prior to hiring. Opportunities to engage with scientific and public audiences are available.


Minimum requirements: PhD in Entomology, Molecular Biology, or a related discipline; experience with DNA extraction, Sanger sequencing and RT-PCR techniques; evidence of research productivity.

Experience with project management, large-scale datasets, and mitochondrial genome assembly and annotation are highly desirable. Knowledge of honey bees is desired, but not required.


A review of applications will begin 27 July 2020 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants must submit applications to Mr. Branden Stanford ( To be considered for this position, one must submit (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) pdf copies of three refereed publications (if publications are available), and (4) unofficial university transcripts. (5) Furthermore, it is the candidate’s responsibility to arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to Mr. Stanford from the individuals supplying the letters. Email submission of complete application is required. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please email Dr. Jamie Ellis ( with any questions.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392- 2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF.

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

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