Post-Doctoral Researcher (Insect Pathologist)
Post-Doctoral Researcher (Insect Pathologist) JOB # RC-18-06
The post-doctoral researcher will work with a project PI and collaborators to develop effective biological control for the coconut rhinoceros beetle Guam biotype (CRB-G). This recently discovered biotype has recently invaded several Pacific island groups were it is causing damage and mortality of coconut and oil palms. In the past, coconut rhinoceros beetle invasions were successfully controlled by introduction of Oryctes rhinoceros nudivirus (OrNV) as a classical biological control agent. However, CRB-G is resistant to all currently available isolates of OrNV. The selected applicant will:
- Participate in foreign exploration for isolates of OrNV which are pathogenic to CRB-G. Foreign travel will be required.
- Perform bioassays to evaluate OrNV isolates as biocontrol agents for CRB-G
- Propagate promising OrNV isolates for autodissemination
- Author and co-author reports and peer-reviewed publications documenting research results
Application Deadline: Until position is filled
Send RCUOG application, curriculum vitae, one-page personal statement that outlines pertinent experience, general qualifications, graduate degrees and research fields, and transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. The RCUOG application can be downloaded from www.uog.edu/rcuog; located under the Forms subhead.
Grade O, Step1, $23.99 per hour
Full-time, 40 hours per week
Benefits: Medical and Dental Insurance, 4 hours annual/4 hours sick leave per pay period, holiday pay, Social Security and Medicare
The position begins upon Selection Notification ends on September 30, 2019 based on availability of funds with possibility of extension should additional funds become available.
College of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam