Research Assistant – invasive species

The individual will engage in research in support of USDA/APHIS/PPQ/PERAL andCIPM cooperative activities related to the collection and analysis of invasive species data with application to early warning systems for plant health. The successful applicant will conduct literature searches on invasive species, manage data and citations, as well as enter the information into a secure database system. This position will focus on expanding the knowledge base of the Global Pest and Disease Database, PestLens, and New Pest Response Guidelines. Additional opportunities in the areas of pest/weed risk analysis, international trade regulation may be available for highly qualified applicants. Individuals will be required to work independently and in a team environment.

The National Science Foundation Center for Integrated Pest Management (NSFCIPM) was established in 1991 to serve a lead role in technology development, program implementation, training, and public awareness for IPM at the state, regional, and national level. NSFCIPM fosters the development and implementation of pest management programs. NSF CIPM is an Industry / University Cooperative Research Center, which works to support and further Integrated Pest Management through the evaluation of emerging technologies, information management and dissemination, environmental stewardship, estimation of economic consequences, resistance management tools and systems, and integration of disciplinary expertise. The Center manages grants programs for the USDA, develops regional and national priorities through workshops and stakeholder meetings, and develops and maintains large databases and database applications for USDA, EPA, and Ministries of Agriculture in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.

Application deadline: May 12, 2016

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