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Postdoctoral Scholar
Pennsylvania State University in Erie, Pennsylvania
 
 
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Date Posted 02/13/2021
Category
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Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Entomology at the Penn State Behrend campus (Erie, PA).

 

The research involves studying the biology, ecology and genomics of insect pests associated with grapes as well as basic underlying mechanisms of grape resistance to insect herbivores. Additional research topics may include chemical ecology, insect-plant interactions, insect-microbe-plant interactions, insect biological control, pest management, genetic engineering techniques, etc. Additional training opportunities in teaching, extension and undergraduate student mentoring will be available if they are of interest to the successful applicant.   

 

Ph.D. in Entomology or a closely related discipline is desired. Candidates should demonstrate training in molecular biology techniques, insect rearing, plant growth, ability to design experiments, collect data, analyze results, and publish findings in peer-reviewed journals with minimum supervision. Experience in bioinformatics is not required but highly desired. Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written, excellent ability to work in a team comprised of graduate and undergraduate students. Disposition to work in laboratory and field conditions.

 

Applicants are required to provide evidence that all requirements have been met for the completion of the Ph.D. prior to the effective date of hire. This is a fixed term position funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of extension.

 

The position will be available in May 2021.

 

Submit a single pdf containing a letter of interest, CV, graduate transcripts, and names and email addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled. If you have any questions about this position feel free to contact Flor Acevedo at fea5007@psu.edu

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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Erie, PA

CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

If you are a current employee (faculty, staff, technical service, or student) at Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . If you are a current student at Penn State and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Entomology at the Penn State Behrend campus (Erie, PA).

 

The research involves studying the biology, ecology and genomics of insect pests associated with grapes as well as basic underlying mechanisms of grape resistance to insect herbivores. Additional research topics may include chemical ecology, insect-plant interactions, insect-microbe-plant interactions, insect biological control, pest management, genetic engineering techniques, etc. Additional training opportunities in teaching, extension and undergraduate student mentoring will be available if they are of interest to the successful applicant.   

 

Ph.D. in Entomology or a closely related discipline is desired. Candidates should demonstrate training in molecular biology techniques, insect rearing, plant growth, ability to design experiments, collect data, analyze results, and publish findings in peer-reviewed journals with minimum supervision. Experience in bioinformatics is not required but highly desired. Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written, excellent ability to work in a team comprised of graduate and undergraduate students. Disposition to work in laboratory and field conditions.

 

Applicants are required to provide evidence that all requirements have been met for the completion of the Ph.D. prior to the effective date of hire. This is a fixed term position funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of extension.

 

The position will be available in May 2021.

 

Submit a single pdf containing a letter of interest, CV, graduate transcripts, and names and email addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2021, but the position will remain open until filled. If you have any questions about this position feel free to contact Flor Acevedo at fea5007@psu.edu

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Affirmative Action

Penn State Policies

Copyright Information

Hotlines

Erie, PA

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