Junior Entomologist position available at IR-4 HQ

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Analyst to provide support to the IR-4 Project. This position oversees certain national activities for the IR-4 Project to gain regulatory approval of crop protection technology on fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and other specialty food crops. Specifically, the Research Analyst reviews and assembles research data, writes and submits regulatory packages suitable for submission to worldwide regulatory agencies and assists registrants with product labeling.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Manages IR-4 sponsored magnitude of the residue studies including drafting the research protocol, soliciting comments on proposed research, finalize the protocol, provide technical oversight of ongoing field research at various locations throughout the United States, coordinate sample collection, storage and shipment, and data collection.
  • Provides technical oversight of analytical laboratory activities and critical reviews of field and laboratory data.
  • Ensures that research proceeds as close to planned as possible and the resulting data meets US Environmental Protection Agency regulations and guidelines.
  • Utilizes data developed in an IR-4 sponsored magnitude of the residue studies and develops final reports that can be submitted to US Environmental Protection Agency to facilitate establishment of crop tolerances and registrations.
  • Serves as a member of the Product Performance Team and participates in the development of insect management efficacy data and when necessary crop safety data.
  • Drafts product performance research protocols, coordinating research, reviewing data and drafting summaries to support approval for potential registrations.
  • Participates in assessment of feasibility of pest management potential and priority of new projects.
  • Attends IR-4, grower, and professional meetings, make presentations and join committees of appropriate groups.  Assists study directors and coordinators in completion of projects and work sin a cooperative manner with other individuals at Headquarters and Regional offices and elsewhere.
  • Completes other task and duties to support the office and research programs.

Click here to find out more about the position or apply.

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