Postdoctoral Research Associate

Nutrient and Water Management

Soil and Water Sciences Department
2181 McCarty Hall A
PO Box 110290
Gainesville, FL 32611-0290

Classification Title: Postdoc Aso -- This position is closed

Position description:
A one-year postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences at the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) to study the effects of nutrient and water management in organic mixed vegetable production systems. This postdoctoral research associate will be primarily advised by Dr. Maltais-Landry and co-advised by Dr. Eban Bean in the Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department.

This position is linked to a Southern SARE grant project that combines field research conducted at the UF Plant Science Research and Education Unit (Citra, FL) with field trials conducted on growers’ fields located in Alachua County, Florida. This work will mainly focus on carbon and nutrient cycling (primarily nitrogen and phosphorus) in crops and soils, soil health, and water management. The research associate will work in both field and lab conditions, and they will analyze and interpret data from different focus areas. As such, experience and expertise in nutrient cycling and/or water management are required.

We expect the postdoctoral research associate to have the ability to work effectively in both field and lab settings and to play an important leadership role in an inter-disciplinary project. The research associate will also lead data analysis and writing activities. This project involves an extension component, and the research associate is expected to help organize and participate in these events.


  • Implement experiments and collect samples, in a hot and humid environment
  • Process experimental samples, including in the laboratory
  • Analyze and interpret data using appropriate statistical methods
  • Review relevant literature
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Work and coordinate with other team members, from undergraduate interns to co-PIs

Minimum qualifications:

  • PhD in biology, soil science, agricultural sciences (e.g., Agronomy, Horticulture) or related engineering field (e.g., Agricultural, Biological, or Ecological)
  • Expertise in nutrient cycling or water management
  • Experience and ease working with R to analyze and visualize data
  • Effective scientific writing and publication in English

Preferred qualifications:
Expertise in both nutrient cycling and water management, proficiency with R to conduct statistical analyses and plot figures, experience with manuscript writing.

Advertised salary: $50,000 plus benefits

Start date: Ideally August 15, 2022; must be before Sept. 15, 2022

Interested? Apply officially online at Careers at UF by July 27, 2022.

Questions? Contact Gabriel Maltais-Landry ( or Eban Bean (