Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Entomology (Crop pest/Postharvest)
Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley, Georgia

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  • 27-May-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Fort Valley, GA, USA
  • Full Time
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    JOB SUMMARY

    Twelve month, non-tenure-track position with research responsibilities focused on the management of insect pests on vegetables, fruits and peanuts, with a holistic approach that integrates tenets of pest management including application of entomopathogens. The position is budgeted at 100% research and it is renewable for an additional year.


    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

     The appointee will coordinate, conduct and publish original research to support growers with management of whiteflies using a holistic approach that involves cultural, natural enemies such as parasitoids, predators, entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi.

     Project will include field studies that involves monitoring of pests and beneficial insect populations on vegetable crops and peanuts, examine impacts on insect and microbial infestations on quality of produce.
     Focus crops will include specialty fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, snap beans and squash; and peanuts.
     Areas of emphasis will include research on microbial pesticides, such as nematodes, fungi, and their combinations; and their interactions with other biological control agents such as parasitoids.
     Research is expected to include laboratory, greenhouse, plot and on-farm monitoring of insects and field trials.
     Monitoring of on-farm deterioration of produce as well as along the value chain.

    QUALIFICATIONS

     Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Entomology or closely related field with a strong background of relevant course work
     A record of peer reviewed scholarly achievement, and excellent communication skills.
     Specialized knowledge in field crop and postharvest data collection and analysis
     Experience in row crop entomology
     Professional Certification(s)

    WORKING CONDITIONS

     Travel required - There will be travels to farms in GA for pest monitoring and field trials
     Part of the project will be outdoors on farms

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    The physical requirements of position include standing and sitting for extended periods of time, lifting heavy objects and performing repetitive tasks.

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