The Tree Fruit Entomology lab in the Department of Entomology, Rutgers University has a graduate assistantship available for the Fall 2018. The assistantship will cover stipend, tuition, and medical insurance. Research areas in the laboratory include insect population ecology, dispersal, host plant selection behavior, and biological control. We incorporate these research areas into the development and refinement of IPM tactics. The student will work on the invasive brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) in tree fruit and develop research questions on its population or behavioral ecology that lead to improved sustainable management tactics. The candidate will have opportunity to interact with the large group of BMSB researchers and impacted farmers under the guidance of Dr. Anne Nielsen. The majority of the research will be conducted at the Rutgers Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Bridgeton, NJ. Requirements for the applicant include: B.S. or M.S. degree in Entomology, Biology or related field, excellent written and verbal communication skills, good statistical knowledge. Interested applicants may visit the Department of Entomology home page for more details (http://entomology.rutgers.edu/graduate/doctorate/).
Application: Email a letter of interest, unofficial transcripts, GRE scores, CV, and contact information of four references to Dr. Anne Nielsen. RAREC, 121 Northville Rd., Bridgeton, NJ 08302. Email: Nielsen@njaes.rutgers.edu. Web site: http://nielsenentlab.weebly.com/