IPM Institute seeking Coordinator, Sustainable Food Group

Full-time, mid-level position available with a growing independent non-profit organization working to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities through Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Responsibilities include providing audit and administrative support to several supply chain sustainability programs with food retailers and coordinating the development and implementation of a new sustainability certification for agricultural producers.

The individual in this position will work with project teams, project partners and clients to coordinate program development and verification, which supports growers and businesses around the world as they improve their sustainability performance. Responsibilities include coordinating calls with project partners, ensuring tasks are completed in a timely manner, providing consistent and accurate review of information reported by growers and other clients against established program criteria, providing support to growers and clients, scheduling evaluation visits with auditors and producing detailed and accurate reports. Continue reading

Area Integrated Pest Management Advisor position open in California

Cooperative Extension Advisor, Area Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Advisor – Entomology Serving Monterey, San Benito & Santa Cruz Counties

LOCATION HEADQUARTERS: Salinas, Monterey County, California

SUBMISSION DATE: To assure full consideration, submit materials by December 29, 2017. Those received after December 29, 2017 may be considered if the position has not yet been filled. (open until filled)

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Full Time Integrated Pest Management Technician

Longwood Gardens is seeking a self-motivated, dynamic individual for the position of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Technician in the Horticulture Department. Primary responsibilities include assisting the IPM Specialist by scouting, diagnosing, treating, and training staff on plant health care issues across all areas of the conservatory, greenhouses, outdoor gardens and natural areas. This work requires a thorough understanding of horticultural practices, plant-pest interactions and control techniques. The successful applicant will have experience with application equipment including small tractors and bucket trucks, and will be able to assist with small engine maintenance.

Longwood Gardens in the living legacy of Pierre S. du Pont, inspiring people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education, and the arts. Our values of excellence, professional leadership, fiscal alignment, stewardship, and community engagement are the principles that guide our priorities, behavior, and decision making. 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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U of I seeks Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources (Commercial Agriculture)

The Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources (Commercial Agriculture) serves as a regular, full time, 12 month, academic professional with primary responsibility for the development, delivery, and evaluation of educational programs supporting the mission of the University of Illinois Extension. This position will be expected to deliver research-based educational programs, developed in cooperation with Crop Sciences personnel at designated Research Center and campus-based faculty with an emphasis on applied research with commercial field crops. The establishment of professional networks as well as the development of relationships with key stakeholder groups is vital to the success of Extension Educators in this position. Continue reading

Agroecosystem Landscape Ecology position open at Kansas State

General Description of Position:

The Department of Entomology at Kansas State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor (12-month, Tenure Track) position in Agroecosystem Landscape Ecology.

Anticipated start date is January 1, 2018, but negotiable. Continue reading

Endowed Chair in Urban Entomology University of California, Riverside

The Department of Entomology will fill a tenured Endowed Chair with an internationally recognized mid- to senior-career scientist in any aspect of Urban Entomology available October 1, 2017. The successful candidate will conduct fundamental and applied research on insects of importance to California’s urban environment and structural pest control industry. Research areas could include, but would not be limited to behavior, ecology, genetics, physiology and toxicology of urban and structural pests. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in urban pest management programs and interact with the structural pest control industry and the public. Research efforts must be consistent with the mission of the Agricultural Experiment Station and directed towards managing insects of importance to structures in the urban environment. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Entomology or related Life Science discipline. The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of strong training and experience with modern biological approaches to the study of integrated pest management of insects of importance in the urban environment. Continue reading