Post Doc Position – Invasive Insects Modeling at Oregon State University

The Integrated Plant Protection Center (IPPC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Research Associate (Post Doc) position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.

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Research assistantship working with saproxylic insects in southeastern U.S. forests

Position description and background:

The Entomology Department at the University of Georgia is looking for a PhD student (research assistantship) to work on projects addressing the diversity, ecology and conservation of saproxylic insects (those that depend on dying or dead wood) in the southeastern United States. Saproxylic insects account for at least one fifth of forest insect biodiversity, provide many important ecosystem services, and are sensitive to activities that reduce the abundance and variety of dead wood in forests. This position represents an opportunity to address some major knowledge gaps concerning this group in North America. Focal areas for this research include, but are not limited to, the following: Continue reading

Two Research Entomologist open with USDA ARS

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research Unit is seeking two permanent full time Research Entomologists for permanent appointments in Davis, California.  A degree is required. The incumbents will conduct research on factors contributing to honey bee colony loss. The incumbents will develop long-term longitudinal studies of spatial and temporal changes in bee populations exposed to abiotic and biotic stresses and management practices. The incumbents will publish research results in peer-reviewed journals and give research presentations at national and international scientific meetings and conferences. Vacant research positions may be filled at several grade levels (GS-12-13 or 14-15) depending upon scientific impact of the selected person. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply to both positions. Research positions have an open-ended promotion potential.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Citizenship restrictions apply.  Please view the complete text announcement and application instructions using the following links:

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Job opportunity: Western IPM Center Director

The Western Integrated Pest Management Center is seeking a new Director. The Western Integrated Pest Management Center (WIPMC) Director within the UC Statewide IPM Program will provide overall leadership of WIPMC, with responsibility for its successful management and operations, including supervision of all WIPMC staff, and will collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders to identify regional IPM objectives and formulate strategies to address important IPM issues. Please click here for the full job description and to apply.

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Ph.D. positions in urban ecology

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Ph.D. Position:  Landscaping plant choice and long-term invasion patterns (starting January 2019)

Overview:  The Residential Landscape Ecology (RLE) Lab of Dr. Basil Iannone in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida is looking for a creative and motivated Ph.D. student.  Position includes four-years of competitive stipend, tuition waiver, and benefits.  The student would also be affiliated with the Sustainable Human and Ecological Development Group and the Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology. Continue reading

Assistant Professor – Plant Nematology NC State University

The Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University invites applications for a 12-month tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Plant Nematology. This faculty position is located on the main campus in Raleigh and carries responsibilities for extension and research. The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized program focusing on the ecology, epidemiology, population biology and management of plant-parasitic nematodes in agricultural systems, implementing contemporary diagnostic technologies, and developing integrated disease management strategies for established and emerging plant parasitic nematodes in North Carolina. The Plant Nematologist will have strong foundation in hypotheses-driven research aiming at enhancing strategies for nematode management. The agricultural commodity emphasis for this position will be soybean, corn, cotton, tobacco, and sweetpotato, but the incumbent will be encouraged to apply their expertise to other field, fruit, ornamental, turfgrass and vegetable crops to support cooperative extension and research efforts as needed. The incumbent is expected to develop an area of relevant expertise while maintaining a breadth of knowledge regarding plant parasitic nematodes. Continue reading

Plant Pathologist, Forest Health Protection office in Asheville, NC

DESCRIPTION OF THE DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS POSITION:

Position Description:

This Plant Pathologist position serves as the Manager of the Resistance Screening Center located at the Bent Creek Experimental Forest.  The position is responsible for providing service to a variety of clients including national forests, other federal agencies, state forestry organizations, private industry, colleges and universities located primarily in the Southern Region. The Resistance Screening Center is a facility where plant materials are screened against a variety of plant pathogens to determine resistance.  Fusiform rust, pitch canker, Phytophthora root rot, dogwood anthracnose, and brown spot are a few of the pathogens of interest.  The facility consists of a glass greenhouse, two plastic greenhouses, a soil/media mixing building, a head house, a laboratory and administrative offices.  The position requires field and laboratory work.  Travel will be occasional as some work locations are more than a day’s drive from the field office.  As a member of the Asheville Field Office staff, the plant pathologist will cooperate and collaborate with other plant pathologists, biological scientists, technicians, and other specialists to produce reports that address forest pathology issues of local, regional and national importance.  The work may involve diseases caused by both native and introduced pathogens.  This position supervises two full time Biological Science Technicians.

Deadline: July 31, 2018

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