Research Associate (Entomology/Insect Ecology) *Conrad, MT*
Please see Special Instructions for more details.To apply, please upload your current resume or CV and a letter of application outlining how you meet the required & preferred qualifications listed in this posting. Please note, three professional references are required as part of your applicant profile.
|Announcement Number||STAFF - VA - 17187|
|Quick Link for Internal Postings||http://jobs.montana.edu/postings/8053|
|For questions regarding this position, please contact:||
Dr. Gadi V.P. Reddy
|Classification Title||Research Professional|
|Working Title||Research Associate (Entomology/Insect Ecology) *Conrad, MT*|
|Brief Position Overview||
The person in this position will have responsibilities in all areas of the Entomology and Insect Ecology research unit. They will work with the Principal Investigator in the design, establishment, and maintenance of research plots; data collection, entry, and management; statistical analyses; supervision and training of part-time and summer staff; and preparation and presentation of reports and publications.
|Department||MAES Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center|
|Division||College of Agriculture/MAES|
|Contract Term||Fiscal Year|
|If other, specify From date|
|If other, specify End date|
|Union Affiliation||Exempt from Collective Bargaining|
|Salary||Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.|
|If other, please specify|
The “Golden Triangle” is one of the most productive grain growing areas of the United States. The mission of WTARC is to support agricultural production in this area through research on pest insects and integrated pest management (IPM) strategies for their management, through precision nutrient management and providing testing for various crop varieties currently in development. The development of novel cost, effective strategies for mitigating destructive pest insects is a primary goal of the station. The successful applicant will perform duties in regards to IPM.
|Duties and Responsibilities||
Support the entomology/insect ecology program at WTARC under the direct supervision of the Entomologist/Ecologist. This individual will assist in seeding, harvesting, designing field and greenhouse/laboratory studies pertaining to insect-plant interactions, collection and management of data, conducting statistical analysis and summarizing results for scientific presentations and publications in peer reviewed journals. In addition, the incumbent will also assist in writing grant proposals.
|Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills||
1. M.S. degree in Entomology, Nematology, or Biology;
|Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills||
1. Ph.D. degree in Entomology, Nematology, or Biology;
|The Successful Candidate Will||
1. Have the ability to travel to field sites and work independently;
|Position Special Requirements/Additional Information||
With or without reasonable accommodation; the person in this position must be able to:
|This position has supervisory duties?||Yes|
Posting Detail Information
|Number of Vacancies||1|
|Desired Start Date||April 15, 2017|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
|Applications will be:||
Screening of applications will begin on March 20, 2017; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.
To apply, please upload your current resume or CV and a letter of application outlining how you meet the required & preferred qualifications listed in this posting. Please note, three professional references are required as part of your applicant profile.
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
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