Post-doc in Plant-Pollinator Interactions

Description:  An opportunity in entomology research is available with the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Fargo, North Dakota. Research will focus on plant-pollinator interactions in wild and cultivated Asteraceae, including sunflowers (Helianthus spp.) and Silphium spp. Possible areas of investigation include modeling pollinator responses to specific plant traits, investigating the (plant or insect) genetic basis of pollinator preference, or other topics appropriate to the successful applicant’s interest and expertise. There will be opportunities to work in collaborations with Biological Sciences faculty at North Dakota State University and other scientists at this and other locations.

Qualifications: To be eligible, applicants must have a Ph.D. in entomology, biology or a closely-related field and must be United States citizens. Ability to summarize research findings (written), experience with plant-insect interactions, pollinator rearing or identification, and molecular or quantitative genetics are desirable.

Support: A stipend of $48,000 per year will be provided through the ORISE program, along with health insurance.

Date / duration: Start date is intended to be late 2018 / early 2019. Opening is for 12 months, renewable based on funding and evaluation of performance.

Contact: If you are interested, please send a current CV to Jarrad Prasifka at

Job Type: 
BCE Preferred - Check this box if you would prefer a Board Certified Entomologist (BCE) for this position.
Job Listing Expiration: 
60 Days
Company Name: 
U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
Name of Contact Person: 
Jarrad Prasifka
North Dakota
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