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POSITION: Entomologist/Chemical Ecologist – 2 year appointment (potential
of renewal beyond this) at the Postdoctoral level in the Department of
Entomology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48823.
AVAILABLE: Starting in May 2008 or until filled.
RESEARCH: The successful applicant will take a leading role in a joint
research project with Dr. Therese Poland (USDA Forest Service) and Dr. Jim
Miller (Michigan State University) investigating the chemical ecology of
the emerald ash borer (EAB, Agrilus planipennis, Coleoptera: Buprestidae).
EAB is native to Asia and was discovered in 2002 causing widespread
mortality of ash trees in southeastern Michigan. We have shown that EAB
is attracted to girdled ash trees and identified several antennally- and
behaviorally-active volatiles from ash (particularly stressed ash). We
have also found differences in preference for several ash species and
related differences in their volatile profiles. We have explored visual
and olfactory cues used in host and mate finding behaviors. The project
will continue to explore the volatiles of ash trees (including American and
Chinese hybrids) and the role of chemical ecology in host and mate finding.
Ultimately, the results of the research will lead to the development of
traps and attractants for detection, monitoring, and control of EAB.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in entomology, insect chemical ecology, or related
discipline. Desire individual with background and/or interest in chemical
ecology, insect behavior, plant/insect interactions and IPM. Familiarity
with coupled gas chromatography and electroantennographic detection to
assess host volatiles and behavioral assays is desirable.
SALARY: Starting $36,000/year with an excellent benefits package.
APPLICATION: Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and
email addresses of three references to:
Therese M. Poland
USDA Forest Service, NRS
Room 220 Nisbet Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48823
phone: 517-355-7740 ext. 114
Michigan State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
educator and employer
There is an open research entomologist position with Rainbow Treecare
Scientific Advancements. Please see job announcement in the link or text
Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements is currently seeking an
Entomology Specialist to join our Research and Education Division.
Title: Research Entomologist
Job Classification: Regular, full time, salaried position
Description: The research entomologist is responsible
for conducting research aimed at creating insect management protocols
and developing products for the treecare market. In addition this
person will be responsible for providing insect related technical
training and education to RTSA staff and clients. This person will
coordinate with RTSA's Director of Research and Education and will
assist with the responsibilities of the Product Development Director.
The person in this position must possess a fundamental commitment to the
advancement of the science of arboriculture.
RTSA Research Division is involved in numerous research projects across
the United States in an effort to develop innovative solutions that
advance the science of tree care. RTSA research projects focus on
identifying practical approaches for managing insects, diseases and
other problems that affect tree health. RTSA strives to provide the
necessary knowledge and tools, which serve arborists in their pursuit of
excellence in caring for the health and preservation of trees.
* Conduct and coordinate all RTSA insect research in the
* Direct and conduct multiple internal research projects
* Coordinate multiple contract research trials with university
and industry scientists
* Evaluate insect management data on products to help guide
RTSA product development decisions
* Publish pertinent research findings in trade and peer
* Provide training to RTSA staff and clients
* Assist in creating pesticide product labels
* Assist with bringing innovative products to market
* Develop insect management protocols and fact sheets
* Provide technical support to RTSA clients
* Foster relationships with scientists and key market
Reports To: Director of Research and Education
Person Must Possess:
* Must possess at least an MS in entomology or related field,
however, PhD is preferred
* Knowledge of tree insect pests
* Experience and knowledge in planning, designing and
implementing applied research experiments
* An ability to analyze and interpret statistical data
* The ability to be adaptable to changing roles
* Creativity and an ability to be innovative
* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* An ability to communicate technical and scientific
information to scientists, practitioners, and lay people
* Must be able to travel at least 15% of the year
* A valid United States driver's license
* Extension and outreach experience
* Practical work experience in the field of arboriculture
* Background in tree physiology
* Knowledge and experience in developing and bringing products
* Knowledge of current tree care market and products
Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience and
education, benefits include health, dental and 401K
Work Environment: RTSA's work environment encourages individual
initiative and creativity. The office and facility is a non-smoking
Please send your curriculum vitae, resume, and/or professional profile
to RTSA's human resource consultant Kstrain(a)strainconsulting.com or
contact Shawn Bernick at 952-252-0547 for more information on this
From: Shawn Bernick [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 11:34 AM
To: Mayfield, Bud
Subject: Research Entomologist Position
Here is the research entomologist position description. I appreciate
any assistance in disseminating the position.
Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements
2239 Edgewood Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55426
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences
Department of Ecology, Uppsala, Sweden
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (forskarassistent) in
Forest entomology with the focus on insect pests
The Department of Ecology conducts research and
education in applied ecology: effects of human
activity and environmental change on pest
species, wildlife management and biodiversity.
Duties: The person appointed to this position
will conduct research of high relevance for the
protection of forest trees against insect damage
of economic importance. This research will, for
instance, deal with population dynamics of pest
insects, interactions between tree herbivore
predators, pest management systems, analysis of
damage risks or consequences of damage for tree growth and economic value.
The primary duty of the Assistant Professor is to
develop the science within the subject area. The
Assistant Professor should also strive to get a
broader knowledge of forest entomology, and
contribute to the education of students and to the extension service.
Eligibility: Applicants should have a PhD degree
or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a
doctorate. Priority will be given to applicants
who have been awarded their PhD degree at most
five years before the last date for applications.
Assessment criteria: Particular emphasis will be
placed on scientific qualifications within the subject area.
The position is full-time and will be granted for
a period of four years, starting as soon as possible.
Required documents to be submitted: The
application should be written in English. The
following documents should be included with each
application: CV including a publication list, PhD
diploma, copies of no more than five
publications, a description of previous research
and other activities of relevance for the
position (maximum two pages), and a description
of planned research that the applicant intends to
carry out within this position (one to two
pages). Names and addresses of at least two
persons able to provide references for the candidate should also be provided.
The application and all enclosed documents should be submitted in triplicate.
Further information about the position is
available from Professor Göran Nordlander, phone
no +46(0)18-67 23 65, e-mail Goran.Nordlander(a)ekol.slu.se
Union representative for SACO is Lars Eriksson,
phone no +46-18-67 31 37,
Lars.Eriksson(a)ma.slu.se, and for ST Monica
Östman, phone no +46-18-67 15 36, Monica.Ostman(a)mv.slu.se
SLU is an equal opportunity employer. Salaries
are negotiated on an individual basis.
We welcome your application, marked with the
reference number 841/08 that should be sent to
the Registry Office, SLU, P.O. Box 7070, SE-750
07 Uppsala, Sweden, no later than April 7, 2008.
Application period 2008-03-0704-07
The Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries is seeking qualified
applicants for a Chemist/Chemical Ecologist position to be based in
Brisbane, Australia. The position is temporary on a five-year contract
basis, and at the level of Professional Officer 4 (Salary range,
AU$69246 - $74600 per annum depending on qualifications and experience).
Position description and details of how to apply for this position are
attached. For further details and to apply online go to:
http://jobs.qld.gov.au/ and search under Category/Sciences
Deadline for applications is 7 April 2008
The key skills, knowledge and experience required to undertake this job
1. Extensive knowledge of analytical organic chemistry and chemical
ecology research and development methodologies, including use of GC,
GC-MS and GC-EAD techniques.
2. Knowledge of plant, insect and fungal chemical ecology systems and a
demonstrated ability to recognise opportunities to exploit these systems
for the development of novel approaches to pest management.
3. Knowledge of agricultural and forestry production systems, processing
technologies and markets worldwide, and appreciation of key issues
influencing these industries into the future.
4. Demonstrated ability to develop and lead R&D projects on an industry
wide scale and to negotiate objectives and deliver outcomes that advance
5. Ability to successfully negotiate strategic agreements with managers,
research agencies, commercial partners and industry.
6. Well-developed written and oral communication skills to deliver
research results and project outcomes to a wide range of clients and
7. Prepare and publish key scientific publications in the area of
chemistry and chemical ecology
Dr Simon Lawson
Team Leader Forest Health
Horticulture and Forestry Science
Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries
Phone +617 3896 9613 Facsimile +617 3896 9567
Email simon.lawson(a)dpi.qld.gov.au Mobile +617 427 395 297
Website www.dpi.qld.gov.au Business Information Centre 13 25 23
Profitable primary industries for Queensland
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Hello Forest Entomology colleagues,
Here are two announcements regarding deadlines for the meetings this summer
in South Africa:
1) The early registration for the IUFRO forest entomology conference (
http://www.fabinet.up.ac.za/iufro703/index ) in Pretoria 1 - 5 July, just
prior to the International Congress of Entomology (ICE), has been extended
until 14 March (after that date, registration fees increase substantially).
We can only accommodate a limited number of attendees and there are only a
few slots left open so please register soon at
2) The deadline date for receipt of abstracts for the ICE, 6-12 July,
Durban, has been extended to 6 March 2008. If you would like to make an
oral or poster presentation at the ICE, please submit an abstract at
Andrew Liebhold 304-285-1512
Northern Research Station 304-285-1505 FAX
USDA Forest Service 724-317-8668 mobile
180 Canfield St. aliebhold(a)fs.fed.us
Morgantown, WV26505 USA http://sandyliebhold.com