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Northeastern IPM Center Director position open

The ¬†College ¬†of ¬†Agriculture ¬†and ¬†Life ¬†Sciences ¬†(CALS) ¬†is ¬†a ¬†pioneer ¬†of ¬†purpose¬≠driven ¬†science ¬†and ¬† Cornell ¬†University‚Äôs ¬†second ¬†largest ¬†college. ¬†We ¬†work ¬†across ¬†disciplines ¬†to ¬†tackle ¬†the ¬†challenges ¬† of ¬†our ¬†time ¬†through ¬†world¬≠renowned ¬†research, ¬†education ¬†and ¬†outreach. ¬†The ¬†questions ¬†we ¬†probe ¬† and ¬†the ¬†answers ¬†we ¬†seek ¬†focus ¬†on ¬†three ¬†overlapping ¬†concerns: ¬†natural ¬†and ¬†human ¬†systems;Õĺ ¬† food, ¬†energy ¬†and ¬†environmental ¬†resources;Õĺ ¬†and ¬†social, ¬†physical ¬†and ¬†economic ¬†well-¬≠being.

The  Northeastern  IPM  Center  fosters  the  development  and  adoption  of  integrated  pest   management,  a  science-­based  approach  to  dealing  with  pests  -­  one  that  provides  economic,   environmental,  and  human  health  benefits.  We  engage  with  stakeholders  in  agricultural,  urban,   and  rural  settings  who  work  with  us  to  identify  and  address  regional  priorities,  whether  for   research,  education,  or  outreach.   Continue reading

Vacancy for Entomologist in Plant Protection at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture

This a full-time, permanent position with the State of Minnesota located in St Paul, Minnesota. This position exists in the Pest Detection and Management Unit, which is part of the Plant Protection Division at Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

This position is classified as a Research Scientist 2 and duties for this position will include:

  • Direct policy and lead multi-agency planning efforts related to prevention, early detection and rapid response to invasive pests
  • Direct project staff and budgets, and work collaboratively with scientists and other professionals within the Department of Agriculture
  • Design surveys and other activities related to target pests, as well as analyze and report resulting data
  • Lead inspections and issue state directives in the case of detections of target pests, as well as investigate violations of quarantine or other MDA directives

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Virginia Tech seeks aquatic entomologist

Virginia Tech’s Department of Entomology seeks to attract a tenured or tenure-track faculty member in the area of aquatic entomology, and priority will be given to applications at the Assistant Professor rank.  This position is a part of a robust and diverse cluster of faculty contributing to transdisciplinary research, teaching, and/or outreach initiatives that align with our Global Systems Science Destination Area.

The Global Systems Science Destination Area is focused on the transdisciplinary study of the dynamic interplay among natural and social systems.  Faculty working together in this area are collaborating toward transdisciplinary solutions to critical social problems emergent from human activity and environmental change. Work in this area also embraces equity in the human condition by seeking the equitable distribution and availability of physical safety and well-being, psychological well-being, respect for human dignity, and access to crucial material and social resources throughout the world’s diverse communities. Visit provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html for more information about this initiative. This position will be based on the main campus at Virginia Tech, a land-grant university in Blacksburg, Virginia, situated in the scenic New River Valley. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Postdoctoral Fellow ‚Äď Innate immunity in house flies

The Department of Entomology at Kansas State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to study the evolution and utilization of innate immune genes in house flies (Musca domestica). KSU is working collaboratively with the Arthropod Borne Animal Diseases Unit at the USDA to understand the evolution of house fly immune genes (effectors, receptors) and their co-option for living in septic environments. As such, fellow will perform research at both KSU and USDA laboratories. Continue reading

Penn State seeks Post-doctoral Research Associate

Full announcement and application instructions: https://psu.jobs/job/74773

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Veterinary Entomology Laboratory of Dr. Erika Machtinger at The Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA. The successful applicant will have flexibility to work in several different research areas including integrated pest management and ecology of filth flies on livestock and poultry facilities, West Nile virus cycles associated with ruffed grouse in Pennsylvania, tick chemical ecology and associations with white-footed mice and other hosts, or arthropod transmission of avian influenza. Applicants are expected to have earned a Ph.D. degree. Previous training in veterinary entomology, vector management, vector-host interactions, wildlife conservation and ecology, is desired. Other requirements may be determined by the avenue of proposed research. The successful candidate will also participate in Extension activities through the College of Agriculture at Penn State. Continue reading

Assistant Professor-Forest Ecology at University of Wisconsin

Here is a rewarding and challenging opportunity to conduct research and teach in forest ecology. Ideally, the successful candidate will focus on forest and landscape responses to change agents and the manipulation of forest structure and composition. Our new colleague will create a vibrant research program and make meaningful contributions in teaching; and mentoring undergraduates, graduates, and trainees. The Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is internationally known for its research, teaching, and outreach and we are eager to welcome a new colleague to work and collaborate with us.

We seek candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense and strive to provide a supportive environment for faculty, staff, and students. Continue reading