Postdoc in entomology (USA) ~ Bioblogia.net

17 de octubre de 2012

Postdoc in entomology (USA)

A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the entomology department at Purdue University to quantify the effects of neonicotinoid seed treatments of corn and soybeans both within and outside agro-ecosystems.

The successful candidate will be a highly-motivated, independent individual capable of using a range of field and laboratory techniques to investigate how the widespread use of these persistent, systemic compounds in field crop systems influence production fields and the surrounding landscape. Study organisms will include both pest and non-pest arthropod taxa, with particular emphasis on both native and managed pollinators. Some experience with applied research in agricultural systems is preferred, love of field research is a must. Experience working with landscape level analyses and/or pollination biology would also be beneficial. Excellent organizational and communication skills are a must, as there is an expectation that results of the work will be transmitted at a variety of stakeholder meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals. Successful applicants should have obtained a Ph.D. within the last 4 years in entomology or a closely related area. A valid driver’s license is required. Salary and benefits package will be competitive and depend upon experience and qualifications. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the potential for renewal for at least one additional year.

The position will be located in West Lafayette, Indiana and may be filled as early as February 1, 2012. Please email a letter of interest highlighting previous research or skills relevant to the advertised position, CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Christian Krupke, ckrupke@purdue.edu ckrupke@purdue.edu> .

Please contact Dr. Krupke with any questions about the position. Application review will begin immediately and will contine until a satisfactory candidate is found.

Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity university.


Christian Krupke
Associate Professor
Purdue University – Department of Entomology
901 West State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2089
 765-494-4912

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