Postdoctoral Associate Position in Strawberry Molecular Genomics and Bioinformatics

University of Florida
Job Location
14625 CR 672
Wimauma, FL 33598

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Job Description

The successful candidate will participate in processing and analyzing next generation sequencing data, and also characterizing the complex genome structures in the octoploid strawberry. A newly developed reference genome of octoploid strawberry is now available (unpublished). Thus, a lot of exciting advantures and discoveries are waiting for us. This large sequence and SNP genotyping data will be applied for the discovery of traits/genes associated with fruit quality, flavor, and disease resistance for developing superior strawberry cultivar. Also, the appointee is expected to work closely with other researchers and students in the strawberry breeding program, assist in the analysis of various sequencing data.

  • PhD degree in Biology, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genomics, or related life sciences discipline.
  • Previous experience providing bioinformatics supports to scientists, or postdoctoral experience in bioinformatics/genomics.
  • Working or collaborative experience in plant breeding programs.
  • Programming skills with Java, C/C++, or Perl and efficiency in Linux/Unix operating systems, and other tools required for computational biology/bioinformatics analysis.
  • Develop new bioinformatics/genomics tools for the strawberry molecular breeding program.
  • Proficiency in analyzing large-scale sequence data and complex genome assembly.
  • Experience in RNAseq, RenSeq, and Target region capture sequencing for gene discovery.   
How to Apply

Interested candidates for this position are encouraged to send a cover letter, recent curriculum vita, and contact information for three references to Seonghee Lee (

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The University of Florida ( is a Land-Grant and Sea-Grant institution, encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines, with an enrollment of more than 60,000 students. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences ( includes the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (, the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station (, the Florida Cooperative Extension Service (, the College of Veterinary Medicine (, the Florida Sea Grant program ( ), and encompasses 17 on-campus academic departments and schools, 13 Research and Educational Centers (REC) located throughout the state, 6 Research sites/demonstration units administered by RECs or academic departments, and Florida Cooperative Extension Service offices in all 67 counties (counties operate and maintain).


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