A Research Ecologist (quantitative) position is available with the USDA ARS Stored Product Insect and Engineering Research Unit at the Center for Grain and Animal Health Research Center in Manhattan, KS. This is a permanent research position.
Deadline: January 13, 2017
The person hired for this position will serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team conducting fundamental and applied research on new approaches to integrated management of stored-product insect pests to solve national and international problems related to grain storage and processing industries. The person should be able to apply quantitative ecology tools to address fundamental and applied questions about stored-product insect population dynamics, spatial pattern, or community structure within landscapes where durable commodities are stored and processed; determine the impact of management tactics and climate change on pest communities and the spread of invasive species; and/or provide information and tools such as expert systems that can be used to guide pest management. Methods used may include quantitative mathematical modeling, statistical methodologies, spatial statistics, molecular population genetics, landscape ecology, landscape genetics, population or agent based modeling, risk assessment, or development of decision support systems. Experience working with stored product insect systems is not required, looking for candidates that can apply their expertise to this system.
More information on the position and application process can be found on usajobs.gov. The job announcement number is ARS-D17W-0173 and the position announcement closes on 1/13/2017.