Post doctoral associate position open at Cornell

POSITION:

Entomologist/Applied Insect Ecologist – 12-month appointment with potential to extend in the Department of Entomology, Cornell University, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, NY 14456.

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The NYS IPM Program is Hiring Four Positions

The New York State Integrated Pest Management program (NYSIPM) at Cornell University is hiring four specialists to promote the adoption of IPM in New York State. All positions will be housed on either the Geneva or Ithaca campuses of Cornell University. The positions are:

  • Biocontrol Specialist (Extension Associate)
  • Alternative Weed Management Specialist (Extension Associate)
  • Coordinator for the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (Extension Associate)
  • Coordinator for Livestock and Field Crops IPM (Senior Extension Associate)

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Field Crops Specialist Extension Associate – Cornell University

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) provides the educational outreach functions for Cornell University’s role as New York State’s Land Grant University. Programmatically, Cornell Cooperative Extension connects the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Human Ecology (CHE) with more than 50 off-campus Associations, Integrated Pest Management, New York Sea Grant, Area Specialists, and CCE New York City. The Northwest New York Regional Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops program of Cornell Cooperative Extension is the major regional extension program working with agricultural producers and agribusiness professionals in this region of New York State. This program will meet the needs of the field crops industry as related to the cash crop industry and integrated with the dairy industry across the 10 major agricultural counties in the region.

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Join the StopPests team at Cornell

The Northeastern IPM Center at Cornell University is hiring an Extension Support Specialist. This individual will work with affordable housing providers across the country as a consultant and a trainer for the StopPests in Housing Program. The mission of StopPests is to eliminate high-level infestations of public health pests from affordable housing. The position is based in Ithaca, NY at Cornell University but offers travel opportunities throughout the U.S. Are you interested in helping affordable housing providers safely manage pests with integrated pest management? Or do you know someone who might be? Check out the full position description and application details and share: https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10164/jobdetail.ftl?job=26167

Two job opportunities at the Northeastern IPM Center

The Northeastern IPM Center invites applications for two (2) open positions.

Grants and Partnerships Coordinator. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of the Center’s Partnership Grants Program, annually revising the Request for Applications for our Partnerships Grant Program, recruiting and leading the review panel, coordinating sub-award documents, and monitoring progress and expenditures. Resolve discrepancies that arise from financial reports and invoices, and track project data. Communicate the scope and goals of the projects to staff and others. Develop appropriate tracking and reporting procedures to determine the status of different projects. Assist the Center’s director in identifying funding sources as well as preparing proposals for funding to support the Center. Please apply through Cornell’s Taleo system at: https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10164/jobdetail.ftl?job=26183

StopPests in Housing Trainer and Consultant. This position will engage, coach, and train participating affordable housing providers in order to address housing conditions that threaten human health. Specifically, they will contact designated housing providers to establish the status of their IPM program. Build relationships with fellow trainers, governmental agencies and Regional IPM centers. Collect and update records of contacts through the management system. Provide technical assistance as-needed to prepare for on-site IPM trainings. Coordinate with co-trainers and local support agencies for on-site trainings. Arrange training logistics with the housing provider and meal logistics with caterers. Travel to trainings and conduct on-site training with a co-trainer, using the already established Multifamily Housing Training. Collect feedback on the training and prepare it for analysis and reporting. Provide technical assistance to participating housing providers via email and conference calls. Assess the success of each housing providers’ IPM program. Contribute to a final report. Attend training and expansion of skills through participation in job-related courses, seminars and workshops.  Please apply through Cornell’s Taleo system at: https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10164/jobdetail.ftl?job=26167

Predators delay pest resistance to Bt crops

Crops genetically modified with the bacterium Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) produce proteins that kill pest insects. Steady exposure has prompted concern that pests will develop resistance to these proteins, making Bt plants ineffective.

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Finger Lakes Times: IPM Practices Lead to the Healthiest Food

The following article was written by a guest writer for Finger Lakes Times in response to another column about organic production. You can read the original article here and get the link to the organic article at the bottom of that page. Keep in mind that the opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect views by SIPMC staff.

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