Summary of Duties: Incumbent will be responsible designing and conducting research to identify predators of potato psyllid in non-crop habitats of central Washington. The research will involve extensive field sampling of potato psyllid and predaceous insects on non-crop host plants of potato psyllid, and the use of molecular gut content analysis to determine the presence or absence of potato psyllid DNA in the guts of predators. The position requires skills and experience with sampling insects, basic insect identification, and routine molecular techniques including extraction of nucleic acids and PCR.
Minimum M.S. in entomology or related field.
Demonstrated experience with insect sampling, extraction of nucleic acids, and PCR.
Must have or able to obtain a valid driver's license.
PhD in entomology or related field.
Demonstrated ability to work independently.
Demonstrated ability to publish research in peer-reviewed journals.
Area/College: WSU Extension Department Name: Ag & Natural Resources Location: Franklin County Extension Department Link: https://extension.wsu.edu/benton-franklin/ Monthly Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience FTE: 100% Tenure Track: Non-tenure Permanent/Temporary: Temporary Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Screening Begin Date: Application screening begins April 12, 2021. Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) CV and 2) cover letter.
Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application
Required Documents: CV and Cover Letter
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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