Post-Doctoral Research Scholar - Quantitative Analysis in Systems Approach

A postdoctoral position is immediately available for a candidate to work at NSF Center for Integrated Pest Management, North Carolina State University on a research project funded by USDA-APHIS-PPQ. The main objective of this project is to understand the effectiveness of independent phytosanitary measure for developing a systems approach for managing the pest risk associated with a commodity trade. The postdoc’s researches include 1) quantifying systems approaches for mitigating the risk of fruit flies in fresh fruits; 2) assisting field studies of assessing effectiveness of independent phytosanitary measure, trapping, and lure development, 3) analyzing field data, writing scientific reports and papers. 

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in entomology or related biological science fields with solid knowledge and/or research experience in statistics and/or quantitative analysis, tephritid fruit fly, pest risk and phytosanitary measures, systems approach for pest risk mitigation, integrated pest management. 

Speaking Chinese and computer programming skills are desirable but not required. The candidate should have demonstrated abilities to write scientific reports and papers. Extended international travel (upon to 45 days each travel) may be required for the position. 

Applicants must have been awarded their doctorate no more than five (5) years prior to the appointment; applicants who have not successfully completed the requirements for their doctorate are not eligible for a postdoctoral appointment.

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60 Days
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Center for Integrated Pest Management, North Carolina State University
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Yulu Xia
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