Ambrosia Fungi PhD Degree

The Smith Fungal Biology Lab (
and the Hulcr Forest Entomology Lab ( at
the University of Florida are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to start in
Summer or Fall of 2017. We are seeking an independent researcher who is
broadly interested in fungal systematics, evolutionary biology, and insect-fungi
interactions to study ambrosia beetles and their symbiotic fungi as part of an
NSF-funded project.
We want someone with:
• A PhD degree in biological sciences
• A background that includes evolution,
systematics, phylogenetic analysis,
computational approaches and/or
fungal biology
• Laboratory and molecular biology
• Experience in isolation and
maintenance of fungal cultures
• Solid English language abilities and
strong scientific writing
• Demonstrated ability to complete
projects, generate scientific products
and publish peer reviewed publications
Interested applicants should submit a single PDF document that includes a CV
and a brief cover letter indicating why they are appropriate for the position to Dr.
Matthew E. Smith (
We will begin reviewing applications on April 21st, 2017.