PhD student or a Postdoc position: Invasive wood borers

Join the Forest Entomology team ( at the University of Florida on our quest to discover which of the thousands of wood borer species in exotic jungles have the potential to be the next big invader into American forests. We are looking for passion in areas ranging from molecular ecology to integrative taxonomy to biosecurity regulation, someone who can master the flow of material from a foreign jungle to a DNA sequencer, someone who will love analyzing their data, writing their manuscripts, and strategically posting on social media.

Required talents:

-Self-sufficiency in the field

-Statistics or bioinformatics

-Scientific writing

-Patience and attention to detail

These skills are not required, but will increases your chances:

-Ecological statistics

-Molecular biosystematics

-Entomology, mycology or phytopathology

-Experience with government agencies

-Computer programming

-Database back-end management

-Documentary techniques, such as video, creative writing, or online science communication

Salary: competitive, negotiable

Deadline for applying: April 10, 2018

Location: 1) the main campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, one of the best college towns in the US; 2) various field locations in China, Taiwan, Thailand etc.

How to apply: email 1) your CV, 2) a short statement of interest and 3) a list of your hobbies to with subject line “Pre-invasion applicant 2018”.

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