Postdoctoral Research Intern - Invasive Noctuoidea Lepidoptera (Temporary, Full-time)

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Postdoctoral Research Intern - Invasive Noctuoidea Lepidoptera (Temporary, Full-time)

Requisition
202000123S

Title
Postdoctoral Research Intern - Invasive Noctuoidea Lepidoptera (Temporary, Full-time)

FLSA status
Non-Exempt

Hiring Salary
$2,654 – $3,904 per month. This is a temporary, full-time, benefits eligible position expected to end on or before 8/15/2021. This is a grant funded position. Continuation of the position is contingent upon continued funding.

Occupational Category
Technical/Para-Professional

Department
Dept of Biological Sciences

Open Until Filled
Yes

Educational and Experience Requirement
Ph.D. in Entomology or a related field. No postdoctoral experience required. Experience in Entomology with demonstrated active research in the area of Lepidoptera systematics with a focus on the superfamily Noctuoidea preferred.

Nature & Purpose of Position
Responsible for research focused on the management of invasive species of Lepidoptera in pine and oak forests of East Texas. Project will include field studies that involves monitoring of moth populations on oak and pine trees, monitoring of predator and parasitoid populations, in addition to various aspects of invertebrate pathology and microbial control such as production and formulation technology, genetics, and ecology.

Primary Responsibilities
Performs basic or applied research in the area of Entomology. Prepares research results for publication reports, papers, journals, and books. Performs data and statistical analyses. Prepares seminars, talks, or lectures for dissemination of knowledge, particularly the results of research undertaken. Supervises research staff and graduate students to carry out goals and objectives. Works in collaboration or independently with grant proposals. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications
Should be qualified to perform independent research activities and to supervise other research personnel. The nature of duties are such that they require knowledge of an advanced type in a field of science or learning, are predominantly intellectual and varied in character, and require consistent exercise of discretion and judgment. May require contacts with faculty, staff, other university departments, state and federal agencies, other researchers, and outside vendors. Employee will be required to travel to oak and pine forests across east Texas for pest monitoring and field trials. Overnight trips necessary. Position may require driving and operating a university vehicle, therefore, a valid Texas driver license and driving record acceptable to the University’s insurance carrier is required. The physical requirements of position include standing and sitting for extended periods of time, working outdoors in Texas in the summer, fall, winter, and spring, lifting heavy objects up to 50 pounds, and performing repetitive tasks. Care and attention is required in the performance of duties to prevent injury to self or others. This is a temporary, full-time, benefits eligible position expected to end on or before 8/15/2021. This is a grant funded position. Continuation of the position is contingent upon continued funding.

Full Time Part Time
Full Time

Quicklink
http://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/24342

EEO Statement
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

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  1. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  2. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
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Posted: 7/29/2020
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