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Bioinformatics Analyst II

WORK TYPE: Staff Full-Time
LOCATION: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
CATEGORIES: Biology/Life Science, Agriculture Operations

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop bioinformatics, data analytics and curation pipelines that improve access to and use of biological and related data bases.
  • Provide bioinformatics and data analytics consultation. Contribute creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Contribute to grant proposals, publications, grant reports, and presentations.

Plant Disease and Insect Diagnostician

Company: Bartlett Tree Experts


The Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been in the business of providing exceptional tree care services to clients for over 100 years. We are the largest family-owned tree care company in the United States. We pride ourselves on offering scientific tree care and have extensive resources at the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory in Charlotte, NC.

Diagnostic Lab Internship I

Company: Bartlett Tree Experts


We are looking for two enthusiastic individuals to join the Diagnostic Lab (within the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory in Charlotte, NC) for six months (approx. May-October 2023)! The Diagnostic Lab services all Bartlett offices in North America (130+), evaluating over 12,000 plant samples each year. The Diagnostic Lab is also a member of the National Plant Diagnostic Network of state and federal diagnostic labs and is a major contributor of diagnoses to the National Data Repository.


Company: Spring Meadow Nursery


Spring Meadow Nursery produces potted shrub liners which are shipped throughout the United States and Canada.  The liners are propagated by cuttings, they are rooted in 10 acres of Westbrook® greenhouses which are outfitted with traveling irrigators, high-pressure fog system and computer-controlled environment.  After the cuttings are rooted, they are moved to Westbrook® open roof greenhouses to finish off the plants for sale.

In 2021 we rooted over 20 million cuttings produced for sale in 2022.  We continue to expand our operations every year and currently have over 40 acres of production area.  Much of our growth can be attributed to our focus on introducing new and exciting varieties through our Proven Winners® Color Choice® brand.  We travel extensively throughout the world in search of new varieties, in addition to our own breeding efforts on site.

We are continually looking for qualified candidates to strengthen our staff.  Our success as a company is directly related to the success of our team members.  Without them, we would not be where we are today.  We offer internships to those looking to increase their experience level while still attending school.  Each of our interns will rotate through the three main production departments in order to gain a well-rounded perspective of the full production cycle.

Interns will work in propagation, growing, and the stock department in equal amounts of time during their time here. The focus will be to allow students the opportunity to combine what they’ve learned in school with practical experience.  It gives the student the feel for day-to-day life in a production setting.  Internships are paid and onsite housing is available or we can assist in finding suitable living arrangements if needed.  Our goal is that an internship would lead down the path of future employment.

Interns are responsible for assisting department and assistant managers across all three phases of the production cycle. This role involves helping with day-to-day tasks, data collection, inventory tracking, IPM planning, etc., needed during the growing season.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across various dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. 

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