Assistant Researcher, Pollinator Biology

Position number 0083260 11-month tenure-track

Begin July 2017 or soon thereafter http://workatuh.hawaii.edu/Jobs/NAdvert/24393/4203342/2/postdate/desc

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop a strong, innovative, nationally recognized, externally funded program addressing research and extension on insect pollinator management and health in Hawaii.

Perform research aimed at improving management of bee pests, with the goal of promoting safe and sustainable methods.

Investigate options for the development of alternative insect pollinator systems for Hawaii crops.

Support and educate growers, apiculturalists, and other stakeholders regarding pollinator health and management.

Support and contribute to the departmental graduate and undergraduate programs by teaching, supervising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

The faculty member will provide service to the department, college, university, local community and profession as his/her expertise allows.

Minimum qualifications

Ph.D. in entomology / biology with expertise in pollinator biology, apiculture, pollinator health and management.

Ability to generate independent research reports, publications and grant proposals. Ability to interact effectively with students, staff, faculty and stakeholders.

Demonstrated initiative, interest in scientific work, and adaptability.

Desirable qualifications

Experience with insect pollinator management Proven publication record

Teaching experience at the university level Evidence of success in obtaining extramural funding Post-doctoral research experience

Experience in working with stakeholders in extension or outreach education

To apply: Submit the following to the address listed below (1) cover letter addressing the qualifications (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for three references (4) Official transcripts (copies accepted, however official transcripts will be required upon hire).

Address:

By mail to:

Dr. Helen Spafford, Chair,

Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

3050 Maile Way, Gilmore Hall 310,

Honolulu, HI 96822 Or by email to:

helen.spafford@hawaii.edu

Inquiries: Dr. Helen Spafford, 808 956 6737, helen.spafford@hawaii.edu

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