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Post Doctoral Associate - Turfgrass Entomology

Company: Rutgers University
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Associate position in Turfgrass Entomology investigating various aspects in the IPM of turfgrass insect pests including annual bluegrass weevil and the white grub complex.The successful applicant will join a vibrant laboratory and turfgrass center with a diverse and collaborative environment with access to cutting-edge resources in a major research university.Candidates must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, a publication record consistent with the position and an interest in multiple aspects of IPM including pest biology/ecology, sampling/monitoring, microbial / biological control, insecticide resistance and its management.Minimum Education and ExperienceRequires a PhD degree preferably in Entomology or other relevant area. Experience in laboratory, greenhouse, and field studies involving insects, preferably with turfgrass insects.Required Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesRequires excellent oral and written communication skills and high level of computer literacy. Must have a high level of familiarity with typical laboratory equipment and typical software used in entomological research. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.Excellent knowledge of statistical analysis, scientific writing, and prior experience in a greenhouse and field research in turfgrass preferred.Overview60% 1. Planning, conducting, evaluating, and reporting research in turfgrass entomology with minimal supervision.30% 2. Assisting with the writing of research proposal, research reports, and trade and scientific articles and with the preparation of extension and scientific presentations.10% 3. Managing laboratory, greenhouse, and field activities and needs of the program including management of equipment and supplies and undergraduate student helpers and seasonal workers (approximately 10% of time).Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military status or any other category protected by law. As aninstitution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination orharassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

Keywords: Rutgers University, New Brunswick , Post Doctoral Associate - Turfgrass Entomology, Other , New Brunswick, New Jersey

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