Postdoctoral Research Associate - Ecology and Management of Spotted-Wing Drosophila

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Entomology at the University of Georgia to work on ecology and management of spotted-wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii. The primary goals of the research project are to investigate different aspects of biology and ecology of SWD, and develop sustainable management programs. The postdoctoral scientist will be responsible for the design and conduct of laboratory and field research projects, data analysis, and reporting of results as peer-reviewed publications. Specifically, the scientist is expected to work directly with grower cooperators and extension personnel to design and implement field scale research experiments. The potential areas of research emphasis include seasonal biology and behavior of SWD, effectiveness of insecticides and alternative management strategies to control SWD and non-target impacts, and insecticide resistance mechanisms and management. This will involve travel to the field sites including occasional overnight stays during the field season. Additionally, opportunities will be available to engage in student supervision and gain experience in outreach programs.

Please see attached job description for more information. The position is available immediately, however, the start date is negotiable. To apply: Email a single PDF file to containing a CV, cover letter describing your research experience and career goals, and contact information for three references. 

Contact Information: Dr. Ashfaq Sial, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. Email:

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University of Georgia
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