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 Illinois seeks Research Scientist – Department of Plant Biology

The Department of Plant Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign invites applications for a Research Scientist position to work on papaya sex chromosome evolution and sex determination gene network. The Research Scientist will use a variety of molecular, genetic, genomic and informatics methods to study mutation events leading to the sex reversal from male to hermaphrodite. The successful candidate will work as a member of an integrated team to oversee and integrate ongoing efforts to understand mechanisms and patterns of sex chromosome evolution in papaya.

The Research Scientist will develop genetic, genomic, biochemical, molecular and informatics tools for ongoing analysis of sex chromosome evolution and gene networks leading to sexual differentiation. This will include conducting experiments to elucidate mechanisms of genomic, metabolic and other essential genetic functions. Continue reading