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
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