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Center Coordinator for the NSF Center for Arthropod Management Technologies
The Department of Entomology and Nematology in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at
University of Florida seeks applicants for a Center Coordinator for the Center for Arthropod Management Technologies (CAMTech). This position will provide support and management for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center and the Center for Arthropod Management Technologies (CAMTech). CAMTech engages scientists at University of Florida (UF) and sister institution, University of Kentucky (UK) in collaborative efforts with agricultural, forestry, medical and urban pest control companies to better align arthropod and nematode research conducted within academe with the need of industry for practical pest management solutions.
The Center Coordinator will direct and manage the day-to-day details of assuring that center activities,
accountability and timelines are on track including 1) communicating with the Center and Site Directors,
NSF program director, NSF assessment coordinator, CAMTech member organizations, participating
faculty members, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students, at UF, UK and affiliated CAMTech
institutions, 2) organizing and overseeing the biannual meetings and reporting systems, 3) ensuring
accomplishment of center activities and outcomes.
The successful candidate will possess excellent analytical and organizational abilities along with strong
interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. To be successful, the candidate must be detailoriented and able to prioritize long and short-term tasks and projects based on specific deadlines. The candidate must be able to multi-task. The candidate will also have the ability to work with industry and commodity board representatives, campus administration, faculty, support staff, and students.
Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience OR a Master’s degree and some experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to
the duties of the position.
– Master’s degree in a biological or social science discipline
– Experience working within entomology, nematology, or other agricultural science and ability to
understand broad concepts associated with the mission of CAMTech.
– Experience coordinating diverse activities including meeting planning, writing reports and
– Management experience in an academic research center.
Salary: $45,000 to $50,000 commensurate with experience.
To apply for this position, go to http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/507675/research-coordinator-ii
On submission, please attach the following:
1) Letter of Application/Cover Letter including a description of how your experience meets with the
required and preferred qualifications for this position.
2) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
3) Contact information including name, address, phone number and email address for three professional
Any questions regarding this vacancy should be sent to Dr. Bryony Bonning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure consideration, submit application by 11:55 pm (ET) on July 30, 2018. Review of
applications will continue until the position is filled.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
The Stock Lab at University of Arizona is seeking a postdoctoral associate with a focus in bacteria-nematode- insect interactions. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and conduct research in relation to entomopathogenic bacterial secretion systems and toxin production. Candidate will also be expected to supervise and mentoring of undergraduate students.
The postdoc may also have the opportunity to develop a side project in his/her area of interest, provided it fits within the general scope of the lab’s interests. For more information on the Stock Lab, visit the lab website ( Stock Lab).
This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of an additional year(s) contingent upon the availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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University of Florida Assistant Professor
This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position that will be 30% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), 70% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station), available in the Entomology & Nematology Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. The incumbent will specialize in the study of nematodes with possible research areas including behavior and ecology of plant parasitic nematodes, biocontrol and entomopathogens, investigation of nematode communities using analysis of soil microbiomes. Opportunities exist to participate in interdisciplinary research teams that include both basic and applied nematologists studying cropping systems, molecular biology, population dynamics, and specialists in plant pathology, horticulture, agronomy, and soil and water science. Tenure will accrue in the Entomology & Nematology Department. The faculty member will participate actively in undergraduate education and graduate education by chairing graduate committees, serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, supervising undergraduate research, and publishing the results with his/her graduate students. The faculty member will seek contract and grant funding actively to support his/her program. The faculty member will engage in Extension activities in his or her program area. Individuals wishing to apply should go online to http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/506646
University of Manitoba Graduate Student Assistantships
The laboratory for Applied Soil Ecology at the University of Manitoba (http://soilecology.ca/; Twitter @soilecologyUMan) is seeking highly motivated and talented candidates for training leading to MSc or PhD degrees. Students will undertake graduate research to understand host and environmental preferences, yield damage, and control strategies of plant-parasitic nematodes in the Canadian Prairie Provinces. The nematodes to be examined include members of the genus Ditylenchus and Pratylenchus. Crops examined include major field, pulse and horticultural crops grown on the Canadian Prairies. The research involves microscopic and molecular identification of nematodes. Candidates will have excellent oral and written skills in English and have completed a 4-year equivalent BSc in the agricultural or natural sciences. Students with experience in nematology are encouraged to apply. Salary is $18,500/yr for two years to MSc students and $21,000/yr for four years to PhD students. Students who already have scholarships are encouraged to apply as a top-up salary is available to them. The training is funded by several government and industry sources to projects lead by the Applied Soil Ecology Laboratory. For more information on this opportunity please send a detailed CV, statement of relevant experience, availability, and list of three referees by email to Dr. Mario Tenuta, Professor of Applied Soil Ecology, email@example.com, please use the subject heading “Graduate Studies Nematology”.
Postdoc Position Available in Agricultural Nematology at Michigan State University
The Agricultural Nematology Laboratory (ANL) in the Department of Horticulture is seeking to fill a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to work on integrated soil health and nutrient cycling management in small fruit production systems where virus-transmitting nematodes and fungal disease complexes are major problems. The position will be available October 15, 2016. The person who fills this position will be part of a team of plant pathologists, horticulturists and extension specialists and he/she is expected to play a pivotal role. The position will be for year, with the possibility of reappointment based on satisfactory progress. Salary will be based on Michigan State University’s pay scale. The position requires expertise to identify all nematode trophic groups to genus/family levels using traditional morphometrics as well as analytical ability to use nematode community-based data to identify treatment-induced changes in soil ecosystems and the impact on the balance between harmful and beneficial nematodes (organisms). Experience in statistical design and analysis and in setting up and executing greenhouse on-farm field experiments is required. The position will require writing manuscripts and publishing in a timely manner. Interested persons should email pdf of a) an application letter, b) an up-to-date curriculum vitae, c) statement of professional goals and objectives (one page maximum), d) names and contact information of three references, and e) copies of up to three pertinent publications to Dr. Haddish Melakeberhan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Application for ANL Postdoc Position-Small Fruits” in the Subject Line. Instructions for video interview will follow after initial screening. If selected, original transcripts will be required prior to employment. Applications will be accepted through September 20, 2016 or until a suitable candidate is found. The successful candidate will have to successfully pass a background check which will verify social security number, examine local and state criminal records, and verify Ph. D. degree. Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
University of Florida Nematology Graduate Student Assistantship
A graduate student assistantship is available in Dr. Zane Grabau’s nematology lab in the Department of Entomology and Nematology, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. The position is available beginning Fall 2018. Florida’s $8 billion agricultural industry produces a wide variety of crops, but also faces a wide variety of highly damaging plant-parasitic nematodes making it one of the most important and interesting places to conduct nematology research. Lab research focuses primarily on plant-parasitic nematode management in Florida agronomic (cotton, peanuts, corn, etc.) and horticulture (fruit and vegetable) systems including strategies ranging from biocontrol to crop rotation to pesticide application. Lab research also seeks to improve nematode management through better understanding of plant-parasitic nematode ecology. Other lab research activities include investigating soil ecology through analysis of the entire nematode community. The University of Florida houses one of the largest and most prestigious nematology programs in the world, so graduate students benefit from being trained by a wide range of expert faculty alongside a numerous and talented pool of nematology students. Pay for the assistantship is competitive and includes benefits. Contact Dr. Zane Grabau at email@example.com for more information. University of Florida/IFAS is An Equal Opportunity Institution.