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Assistant or Associate Professor, Insect-microbe Interactions (posted 12-22)

Position: 9-month tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor of Entomology and Plant Pathology, with particular emphasis on insect-microbe interactions

Location: University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, Knoxville, TN

Contact: Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes, jurat@utk.edu

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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE IN ENTOMOLOGY IPM of Turfgrass Insects:(posted 11-22)

Location: Department of Entomology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Contact: Dr. Albrecht Koppenhöfer, a.koppenhofer@rutgers.edu for details on the department and Dr. Koppenhöfer's program see https://entomology.rutgers.edu/

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The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, is seeking a POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE for a TWO YEAR APPOINTMENT.

The incumbent will (1) monitor and identify changes in host and viral gene expression associated with the interference of alphabaculovirus replication by a co-infecting betabaculovirus in larvae of Helicoverpa zea; and (2) establish a cell culture system with H. zea cell lines to further study alphabaculovirus/betabaculovirus interactions.

The position will be filled at the GS-11 level ($74,980 per annum, including locality pay, plus benefits). The incumbent will have the opportunity to acquire skills and expertise in computational biology during this research. Beltsville is part of the National Capitol Region, a metropolitan area consisting of Washington, D.C. and adjacent parts of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia and rich in science career opportunities.

Requirements for the position are the following:
* The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a person lawfully admitted for permanent residence who is seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B).
* The applicant must have received a Ph.D. in a relevant field (biochemistry, entomology, molecular biology, etc.) no more than 4 years prior to the start date of the position;

Send queries and application materials (a CV and cover letter describing your interest and research experience) to Dr. Robert Harrison, USDA/ARS Beltville Agricultural Research Center, Bldg. 007, Room 301, Beltsville, MD 20705, or e-mail to Robert.L.Harrison@usda.gov.

USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND ASSISTANT ENTOMOLOGIST: Biological Control of Invasive Insects and/or Weeds-University of California-Riverside (posted 9-22)
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POSITION:Entomologist (Postdoctoral Research Associate) to conduct research on microbial biocontrol of ambrosia beetles (posted 9-22)

LOCATION: USDA-ARS, Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health, Ithaca, New York (located on the Cornell University campus)

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: A postdoctoral position is available in the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, Emerging Pests and Pathogens Research Unit, Ithaca, NY. The successful applicant will support research efforts within a multi-state funded project to improve the management of ambrosia beetles infesting tree crops. In this position, the incumbent will evaluate entomopathogenic and mycoparasitic fungi against ambrosia beetle pests of apple orchards. The research will investigate the efficacy of microbial biopesticides and optimize application methods, such as application times and rates relative to the insects phenology or other aspects of its biology. Job duties include designing, conducting, analyzing, interpreting and reporting research. This work will span from laboratory bioassays to field and greenhouse studies. The incumbent will present results of these studies in publications in scientific journals and at scientific meetings. The successful candidate will function both as a team member and independently.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in entomology, mycology or related discipline. Research experience in insect pathology, including culturing fungi, experimental design and statistical analysis is required. Excellent organizational, writing, and interpersonal communication skills are required. Field work will require a valid driver's license. Experience in insect biology and rearing is desired. Knowledge and/or experience with ambrosia beetles is an advantage, but not required. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and a background check will be required for the selected candidate.

SALARY AND DURATION: This full-time postdoctoral position will be filled at the GS-11 level: $66,214 annual salary for the location. The position is funded for three years, with an initial two-year appointment with an extension for a third year (contingent upon progress). The preferred start date is November 1, 2022 (negotiable), but applications will be re

viewed until the position is filled. BENEFITS: USDA-ARS postdoctoral research scientists are eligible to enroll in the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) system, with additional benefit options. For more information on benefits, see: https://www.usa.gov/benefits-for-federal-employees#item-36407. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

TO APPLY: Send a CV and cover letter describing your interest and research experience.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Dr. Lindsey R. Milbrath, Research Entomologist, USDA-ARS, Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health, 538 Tower Road, Ithaca, NY 14853
Email: Lindsey.Milbrath@usda.gov
Phone: 607-254-7268 (office); Fax: 607-255-1132

Dr. Brian Lovett, Research Entomologist, USDA-ARS, Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health


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