Plant Chemical Ecology Lab seeks postdoctoral associate


A postdoctoral associate position is available in the Plant Chemical Ecology Lab with Diego Salazar Amoretti at FIU.

The position is part of an National Science Foundation-funded collaborative project with Paul Fine’s lab at University of California, Berkeley and Kabir Peay’s lab from Stanford University. The research aims to understand the role of plant secondary chemistry and root microbiota on the patterns of abundance of Amazonian tree species. This work will include the development of laboratory analytical approaches, sample analysis and data analysis.

The position is based out of the FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Some travel to remote sites across the Amazon Basin might be necessary.

Applicant should have experience in laboratory techniques for the quantification and characterization of secondary metabolites and good analytical skills, including proficiency in R and non-targeted metabolomic analyses. Experience working with tandem mass spectroscopy molecular networks is ideal. Opportunities to develop additional independent research projects within the framework and goals of the grant will be available. The successful candidate will also assist with mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and will contribute to FIU’s International Center for Tropical Botany’s larger efforts.

Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese is a plus but not required.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 522963 at and attach a cover letter, CV, research statement and information for at least three references. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by April 9. Review will continue until position is filled. The start date will be May/June 2021.

Please direct all questions about the position and the project to Diego Salazar.