The Forest Entomology and Symbiology team at the University of Florida ( is looking for two new colleagues:

1 – Postdoc in symbiont diversity. We are looking for one- or two-year postdoc to work on a new NSF-funded project on a global characterization of symbioses between wood boring beetles, fungi, and bacteria using metabarcoding, metagenomic and culturing approaches. Please submit your CV with emphasis on 1) publications (that is the most important criterion), 2) evidence of being an independent problem-solver and finisher, and 3) evidence that you really like data-driven, quantitative, molecular research on organismal diversity. Experience with fungi or other small organisms is a bonus.

2 – Collection and database curator: We are also looking for a one- or two-year research assistant to manage and improve our large cryo-collection of beetle and fungus samples. Please submit your CV with emphasis on 1) experience with serious data management, ideally using MS Access, 2) passion for biological collection curation, and 3) evidence of being an independent problem-solver and finisher.

Link to the advertisement:
DEADLINE for both: December 31, 2015.
Job start: spring or summer 2016.
Also submit: Contact information for your three most recent supervisors.
Send your application to Jiri Hulcr: [email protected] Use email subject « Symbiosis postdoc 2016 » or « Curator 2016 ».

Our team is young and fun, but also serious about being on the cutting edge of research on symbioses and on their significance to the world ( The University of Florida is the State’s research heavy-lifter and offers endless opportunities in scientific technology and collaborations. Gainesville is one of the best towns in the US to live in: educated, beautiful year-round, and with low cost of living.

Jiri Hulcr, PhD
UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation
352-273-0299 |

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