PG190988EPInternal Recruitment :
Research AssociateAnticipated Hiring Range:
Commensurate with ExperienceWork Schedule:
Monday - Friday / 40 hours/weekJob Location:
Raleigh, NCDepartment :
Integrated Pest Mgmt-ResearchAbout the Department:
The National Science Foundation Center for Integrated Pest Management (NSF CIPM) was established in 1991 to serve a lead role in technology development, program implementation, training, and public awareness for IPM at the state, regional, and national level. CIPM was established in 1991 to serve a lead role in technology development, program implementation, training, and public awareness for IPM.
At present, CIPM develops new strategies, analytics and decision support systems to advance IPM and plant biosecurity. We serve and partner with government, industry, and university stakeholders locally, nationally, and internationally. We assist USDA APHIS PPQ to stop pests at the borders.
A major pathway for the introduction of exotic invasive pests is through international trade of agricultural commodities and planting materials. Through multiple projects with USDA APHIS PPQ, CIPM assists the NPPO to stop pests at borders to safeguard a country’s agriculture and natural resources while facilitating international trade. The Center also develops regional and national priorities through workshops and stakeholder meetings, and has developed large databases and decision support systems for USDA and other stakeholders.Essential Job Duties:
This Research Associate position requires the selected candidate to acquire, analyze and report data on hosts of multiple fruit fly species (and sometimes other pests) of agricultural importance. Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Data acquisition; the incumbent will collect relevant literature and communicate with subject matter experts and regulators.
- Data analysis; the incumbent will collaborate with stakeholders, understand applicable standards, review and analyze the data available to identify and classify fruit fly hosts accordingly.
- Data reporting; the incumbent will write highly technical pest host reports and communicate and present the information to the stakeholders.
- Incumbent will work closely with stakeholders, members in a team, other teams, and the project lead to complete the objectives.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.Minimum Education and Experience:
- Master’s degree in biological, ecological, or environmental science, or related discipline.
- Two or more years of experience acquiring, analyzing, summarizing, and reporting data on non-native pests such as arthropods, plant pathogens, or mollusks.
- Ability to work independently and in a team as required by the project lead and stakeholders.
- Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate with stakeholders, application users, and the team timely and effectively.
- Excellent organizational and documentation skills.
- Ability to work efficiently in a Windows environment and use common applications like word and excel.
- Ability to use a reference manager such as Endnote.
Three or more years of work experience in the following areas:
- Fruit flies and plant hosts of fruit flies.
- Plant bio-security.
- Experience writing USDA APHIS technical reports.
N/AValid NC Driver's License required:
NoCommercial Driver's License required:
NoJob Open Date:
06/03/2021Anticipated Close Date:
Open Until Filled.Special Instructions to Applicants:
In addition to your application please submit a cover letter, CV, publication or technical writing example (upload as other document 1), and the Contact Information for at least three (3) references.Position Number:
EHRA Non-FacultyFull Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):
12 Month RecurringMandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:
Non Mandatory - Adverse WeatherMandatory Designation - Emergency Events:
Mandatory - Medical EmergenciesIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:
113810 - Integrated Pest Mgmt-ResearchAA/EOE:
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