Postdoctoral Scholar in Insect Virology / Physiology

Department of Entomology & Nematology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
$47,500 per year plus benefits
September 01 2017
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Full Time
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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.


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.

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. 

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:

Review of applications will begin on Monday, September 25 2017 and continue until the position has been filled.

University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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