Invasive Plant Internships in Asheville, NC

American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps based in Flagstaff, AZ, in partnership with the National Park Service, is seeking TWO Natural Resource Management Interns to dedicate 26 weeks in support of the NPS Southeast Exotic Plant Management Team (SE-EPMT). The purpose of the SE-EPMT is to provide support to partner parks in the management, control, and eradication of invasive, exotic plants and forest pathogens.

These opportunities are intended for conscientious, enthusiastic, individuals with a background in any aspect of natural resource management. Individuals applying for these positions should be aware these positions involve extensive travel within the southeastern US and often strenuous physical field labor. Continue reading

Two positions open at USDA ARS working with pollinators

Two different USDA-ARS positions are included below, one for an “assistant-professor” level position on nutrition and the other a postdoc position in bioinformatics. Continue reading

Center for Environmental Farming Systems is seeking a temporary program assistant

This position will support the general Business Office work of the North Carolina Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS). This position will be part of the Events Logistics Team and will participate in the logistics of all CEFS events (about 25 small to medium sized events per year and 3-4 being over 500 participants). This position will be part of the Administrative Working Group and will support the CEFS Business Manager in supporting all the business functions of CEFS and the 50+ CEFS employees. This position is critical in keeping all aspects of CEFS running smoothly. Continue reading

Science Writer/Communications Specialist Iowa State

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University seek applications for a science writer who will work closely with researchers to develop communication pieces such as stories, news releases, features, web and social media content, and other written and visual content. This position will focus on meeting both the college’s goals and the center’s goals in communicating scientific progress in agriculture, life sciences, water quality, natural resources and related areas to lay audiences.

The person’s work will help raise the visibility of the college’s and the center’s research programs to general and targeted audiences. It will help explain, illustrate and demonstrate the impact of the college and center’s research portfolio for the state of Iowa and the nation. For details go to: https://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/33428

MS/PhD assistantship available to work on bermudagrass mite

The turf and ornamentals entomology program at Clemson University is looking for a MS or PhD student to work on a project developing management approaches for bermudagrass mite in turfgrass system. A MS project will evaluate integrated cultural and chemical management approaches against bermudagrass mite, whereas a PhD project will include additional studies  to understand the life cycle and seasonal biology/pest status of bermudagrass mite. Most project activities will be conducted at Pee Dee Research and Education Center (in Florence, SC), and sod farms and golf courses along the coastal plains of SC. Continue reading

Assistant Professor of Palm Mycology at University of Florida

This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position that will be 70% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 30% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service), available in the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center (FLREC), Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), at the University of Florida.  This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit.  Duties will include development of a productive, interdisciplinary, extramurally funded research program with an emphasis on palm diseases caused by fungi. The candidate will need to maintain a global perspective to be ready for the movement and establishment of fungal diseases, including, but not limited to, diseases caused by Fusarium, Ganoderma and members of the Botryosphaereaceae. This may include etiology of emergent diseases, genetic diversity/population genetics of pathogens, epidemiology of diseases, management of diseases, host-pathogen interactions, and microbiome studies (rhizosphere, endophytes, biocontrol). Extension responsibilities will include maintaining and updating education programs for Extension agents, stakeholders and the public on the identification and management of palm diseases, continuation of the FLREC palm school and maintenance of online tools for identifying palm diseases. The incumbent will provide proactive leadership, training, and assistance to county faculty. Tenure will accrue in the Department of Plant Pathology.  The faculty member will participate actively in undergraduate education and graduate education by chairing graduate committees, serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, supervising undergraduate research, and publishing the results with his/her graduate students.  The faculty member will seek contract and grant funding actively to support his/her program.  The faculty member will engage in Extension activities in his or her program area.   Continue reading

Three positions available at Northeastern IPM Center

The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center, located at Cornell University in New York, has reposted the Director position. In addition, two other positions are available. Continue reading