Research Chemist

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Research Chemist

Job Purpose
Towson University is accepting applications for a Research Chemist. This position will support the development of botanical-based pesticide to control pests of medical importance. The position requires the candidate to be well versed in insect toxicological assay development along with the corresponding statistical knowledge to interpret the toxicological results. Specifically, candidate will be familiar with fumigation, topical, and injection assays within laboratory settings.

Implementation of toxicological assays, specifically fumigation, topical, and injection techniques using on medically important arthropods, as well as interpretation of data. Implementation of behavioral assays with medically important arthropods. Perform statistical analyses including probit, ANOVA, and other analyses. Perform statistical analyses including probit, ANOVA, and other analyses. Rear and maintain medically important arthropod colonies (i.e., endemic bedbugs and mosquitoes). Prepare manuscript(s) for submission.

Master's degree and one year of experience. The candidate will have firsthand knowledge of standard mosquito rearing and bed bug rearing/handling procedures. The candidate will have prior experience performing electrophysiological studies that can be translated into work on insects of medical importance; must have a solid understanding of insect morphology and physiology; the ability to perform toxicological assays, fumigation, and injection assays; and must have knowledge of Polo Plus and Prism software packages and able to use EcoVision software.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and a contract that offers annual leave, holidays, sick days, and tuition remission. Contractual employees scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage. The position is contingent on funds being available at time of hire. To learn more about our benefits, click here.

This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.

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Office of Human Resources
8000 York Road
Towson, Maryland

Towson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: [email protected].

Towson University is a smoke-free campus.




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Job No:
Posted: 8/28/2019
Application Due: 10/27/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Competitive salary