Microbial Chemical Ecologist Assistant Professor - UF

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Microbial Chemical Ecologist Assistant Professor - UF

Assistant Professor- Microbial Chemical Ecologist
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida,
The Soil and Water Sciences Department at the University of Florida is offering a 12-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level for a microbial ecologist specializing in chemical ecology, including interactions between prokaryotes and between prokaryotes and eukaryotes. The incumbent's research and education program will focus on microbial chemical interactions within soil and water systems.   The successful candidate will establish a strong well-funded collaborative research and education program at the intersection of analytical chemistry, microbiology, genomics and bioinformatics within soil-water-plant systems.
Examples of research questions and approaches that may include: identification of the cues  exchanged by eukaryotic hosts and microorganisms; mechanistic understanding of the factors that drive prokaryote-eukaryote interactions in soil; chemical ecology of the interactions between microorganisms in microbial communities of environmental or agricultural significance;  characterization of the impact of antibiotics on soil, water, and rhizosphere microorganisms (including propagation of antibiotic resistance determinants, chemical aspects of elicitation of viable but nonculturable bacteria, and environmental signals that impact the function and activities of microorganisms). The position carries a 30/70 teaching/research split, and the incumbent is expected to teach on-campus and distance education graduate and undergraduate courses in soil and water microbial ecology and/or related topics. An earned doctorate in soil and water sciences or a related discipline is required.  Post-doctoral experience is preferred.
More information can be found at: https://jobs.ufl.edu Review of applications will begin August 15, 2017, and continue until a suitable candidate is selected. To apply, send CV, contact information for four references, and a statement of research and teaching goals to Dr. Andrew Ogram, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, Soil and Water Sciences Department, PO Box 110290, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A.; aogram [-at-] ufl.edu
More information available at:
- https://jobs.ufl.edu
- http://soils.ifas.ufl.edu/
Posted: August 6, 2017.