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Faculty Positions

OpportunityDescriptionContact

Assistant Professor- Pollination Ecologist




The Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida is accepting applications for an Assistant Professorship focused on pollination ecology in natural areas and crop systems.

This is a 12-month, tenure-accruing position that will be 60% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station), 25% Extension (UF/IFAS Extension Service), and 15% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences).

The position is based in Gainesville, FL, USA.

The primary focus within the research assignment is the pollination ecology and/or conservation of non-Apis bees. The Extension responsibilities will include developing and implementing an effective statewide Extension education program to support conservation efforts and stakeholders who rely on the pollination services that non-Apis bees provide. The teaching responsibilities will include developing an undergraduate/graduate course in pollinator ecology/conservation and participation in revolving topic seminars in the candidate’s area of expertise.

More information about the position can be found at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/501323. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.




Post-doctoral Positions

OpportunityDescriptionContact

Post-doctoral position at Florida’s Hayslip
Biological Control
Research and Containment
Laboratory (BCRCL) in
Fort Pierce, Florida




The University of Florida’s Hayslip Biological Control Research and Containment Laboratory (BCRCL) in Fort Pierce, Florida is currently seeking a post-doctoral associate for a project involving the implementation and evaluation of classical biological control agents targeting Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolia.

Brazilian peppertree (BP) is one of the most aggressive and widespread upland invasive plants in Florida. It is native to Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay and was introduced in the late 1800s as an ornamental. Brazilian peppertree infests an estimated 280,000 hectares and 40 counties in Florida. Brazilian peppertree produces a dense canopy that shades out all other plants and provides a very poor habitat for native species.

Four candidate biological control agents of BP are currently under study at BCRCL: Pseudophilothrips ichini, Calophya latiforceps, Calophya terebinthifolii, and Calophya lutea. Petitions for field release of C. latiforceps and P. ichini were approved by the Technical Advisory Group on Weed Biological Control in 2016, and we are waiting for a field release decision from USDA/APHIS. Host range testing of the other two agents is underway.

The objective is to implement and evaluate the classical biological control agents, C. latiforceps and P. ichini and continue development of the potential biological control agents, Calophya terebinthifolii and Calophya lutea. There is also potential for work on other invasive weed targets that are of importance in Florida.

The post-doctoral research associate will supervise mass rearing of the agents and collaborate with the principle investigator in developing a release and monitoring study design. The successful candidate will also develop contacts and interact with cooperators and land managers from various agencies, participate in a field-based evaluation of impacts, and will be responsible for data collection, data analysis, and dissemination and publication of results. The post-doctoral associate will also participate in other related research activities as directed.

The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in entomology, ecology or related field. The position is available immediately. Salary is commensurate with experience. No relocation expenses will be paid. Send CV, transcripts, and contact information for three references to c.minteerkillian@ufl.edu by 5:00 PM EST February 24, 2017.

Hayslip Biological Control Research and Containment Laboratory
7930 Pruitt Research Road
Ft. Pierce, Florida 34945
Phone: 772-468-3922
Fax: 772-460-3673
http://bcrcl.ifas.ufl.edu/




Staff Positions

OpportunityDescriptionContact

Biological Scientist I
at the UF/IFAS Everglades REC




A Biological Scientist position is immediately available in Dr. Julien Beuzelin's entomology program at the University of Florida Everglades Research and Education Center in Belle Glade.

The minimum qualification is a Bachelor's degree in biology or closely related discipline. A Master's degree and experience in pest management or agronomy in row or vegetable crops is preferred.

The incumbent will work on research and extension projects for arthropod pest management in sugarcane, sweet corn, and other crops of importance in the Everglades Agricultural Area.

For more information, please check http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/500605/biological-scientist-I or directly contact Dr. Beuzelin (jbeuzelin@ufl.edu).

3200 E Palm Beach Rd.
Belle Glade, FL  33430-4702




OPS Positions

OpportunityDescriptionContact

Pollinator Conservation
and Biological Control
in Wildflowers 
&
Nematode Infection in
Mole Crickets

OPS research opportunity

Spring:
Part-time OPS

Summer:
Full-time OPS


We are looking for an enthusiastic & hard worker
with familiarity with insects to assist with two
research projects.

  • Pollinators and natural enemies in wildflower plots located on golf courses.
    • Collecting samples from an assortment of insect traps
    • Processing samples and identifying insects
  • Mole crickets in pastures
    • Collecting mole crickets from acoustic traps
    • Processing samples and identifying insects
    • Assessing these for nematode infection

Applicant:

  • Should be familiar with insects and have some experience with identification.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be prepared to work in the hot conditions of the Florida summer.

Adam Dale, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Entomology & Nematology
University of Florida, Gainesville
352-273-3976
agdale@ufl.edu

Website: adamgdale.org



Insect Ecology on
Urban Trees & 
Chinch
Bug Resistance

Summer research opportunity

Full-time OPS


We are looking for an enthusiastic & hard worker
with familiarity with insects to assist with two
research projects.

  • Insect ecology on urban trees
    • Watering street trees, measuring drought stress, and surveying for insects
  • Screening turfgrass for chinch bug resistance
    • Lab bioassays to assess resistance to different St. Augustinegrass genotypes

Applicant:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license, be able to lift 50 lbs, and be comfortable driving a large truck with stick-shift (or willing to learn).
  • Must be prepared to work in the hot conditions of the Florida summer.

Adam Dale, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Entomology & Nematology
University of Florida, Gainesville
352-273-3976
agdale@ufl.edu

Website: adamgdale.org




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