Pollination Ecology Postdoc position at USDA ARS
The USDA Agricultural Research Service is advertising for a Research Associate (Postdoc) Ecologist, Entomologist or Botanist to perform research and provide expertise in pollination ecology and habitat management approaches that promote pollinator resources. The position is at the USDA ARS Pest Management Research Unit, Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory, Sidney MT. The mission of the laboratory is to develop and implement ecologically based strategies, technologies, and products for the sustainable management of insects, pests, and weeds in crops and rangeland. Emphasis is on biological and cultural management strategies that enhance profitability and environmental quality. Our location houses a team of highly collaborative scientists and support staff working in the fields of ecology, botany, entomology, insect pathology and agronomy. The position is advertised at the GS-11 level (starting at $61,218/yr), is for one year, and can be extended to 4 years, and is open to all U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents seeking U.S. Citizenship. Major duties include: 1) Plans and conducts pollinator research, individually and as part of a team, in the field and laboratory, 2) Provides expertise in habitat management approaches that promote pollinator resources while limiting weed invasion and spread, 3) Develops methods to restore and improve low agricultural-input plant communities to provide high quality pollinator habitat, 4) Prepares written work products based on research to be reviewed and published in professional articles. Please send C.V. and cover letter to John Gaskin (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will start to evaluate applicants on Nov. 30, 2018, and continue accepting applications until the position is filled. If no PhD yet, please indicate estimated PhD completion date.