UMD-USDA Postdoc Position in Integrated Tick Management (ITM)
A postdoctoral research assistant position is immediately available for a candidate to work on an integrated tick management project in Howard County, Maryland. The position, in the laboratory of Dr. Jennifer L. Murrow of the Department of Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Maryland, is for a collaborative, USDA/ARS-funded research project (up to 3 years) to evaluate integration of various tick control technologies to achieve suppression of blacklegged tick populations in tick habitats and reduction of prevalence of tick-borne pathogens in both questing ticks and their vertebrate hosts.
We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow who has a Ph.D. in entomology or related biological science fields with solid knowledge and research experience in vector biology, vector-host-pathogen interaction, pesticide toxicology, and integrated pest management. Specialized knowledge of chemical pesticides/ biopesticides, repellents, and laboratory bioassay techniques; as well as experience in field insect/tick sampling and pesticide efficacy trials are required. Knowledge and experience in molecular biology, DNA extraction / PCR, and wildlife biology is also desired. The candidate should have demonstrated abilities to write and publish papers in scientific journals and to present research findings at scientific and public meetings.
To apply, please send via email a CV, a cover letter indicating research interests and career goals, and names and email addresses of three references to both Dr. Murrow (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Andrew Li (Andrew.Li@ars.usda.gov). Candidates should have authorization to work in the U.S.A. For full consideration, submit applications by August 1, 2018 (applications are accepted until position is filled). Salary for UMD postdoctoral research assistant positions is set at $45,000 and are eligible for full University benefits.
For further inquiries, please contact: Dr. Jennifer L. Murrow, Department of Environmental Science and Technology, 1433 Animal Science Building, 8127 Regents Dr., College Park, MD 20742; Phone: 301-405-1179, Email: email@example.com or Dr. Andrew Y. Li, USDA-ARS Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory,10300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705; Phone: (301) 504-5401, Email: Andrew.Li@ars.usda.gov