The Aspinwall Lab ( at the University of North Florida (UNF) is recruiting a postdoctoral scientist to test questions about temperature adaptation and acclimation in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), a perennial C4 grass and bioenergy feedstock. The position is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA). The scientist will be based at UNF but will travel to field sites in Texas, Missouri, and Michigan, and will work with project partners: Tom Juenger (University of Texas at Austin), David Lowry (Michigan State University), and Felix Fritschi (University of Missouri). Responsibilities include: coordination of field work and travel to field sites, collection, processing, and analysis of leaf gas-exchange and environmental data, modelling and analysis of leaf temperature response data, preparation of manuscripts, presentations, and reports, and mentorship of undergraduate and MS students (when applicable). Candidates must exhibit effective written and oral communication skills, have demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed papers, and have a Ph.D. in Biology or related field (Botany, Ecology, Plant Science) pending or awarded within the last five years. The position includes a minimum annual salary of $40,000 with health and retirement benefits. The initial appointment is for two years, with possibility of reappointment for an additional year contingent upon performance and funding. To apply, submit a cover letter, current CV, and a list of three references that includes their contact information here Questions should be directed to Mike Aspinwall, email: [email protected]

Michael Aspinwall, PhD
Assistant Professor

Department of Biology

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL 32224

UNF Plant Physiological Ecology Lab

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