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Post Doc Research Scholar

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Applicant required documents: Cover Letter, CV, Contact Information for References

Posting Details

Posting Information

Vacancy Type Post Doc
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Time-Limited Appointment Length No
If Yes, Appointment Length
Working Title Post Doc Research Scholar
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience ($48,000-$49,000)
Position Number 00106232
Work Schedule Monday - Friday / 8am - 5pm (additional hours as needed)
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00
Department 111801 - Entomology and Plant Pathology
Department 111801 - Entomology and Plant Pathology
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties

The Post Doc Research Scholar will coordinate a project on the development and implementation of biological control of spider mites in tomatoes and other vegetables using Phytoesiulus persimilis. The project revolves around using modified banker plant systems to promote early season buildup of P. persimilis in tomato fields, and will include quantifying impacts on phytophagous mites (abundance and acaricide resistance), pesticide inputs, and the economics of tomato production. The position will also aid in the development and delivery of educational programs targeting extension personnel and growers. Responsibilities also include preparation of progress reports, publication of journal articles, and oral presentations at stakeholder and scientific meetings.

Other Work/Responsibilities

This position will supervise technical staff.

Minimum Experience/Education

Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., M.D., D.V.M., Sc.D.) in appropriate field awarded no more than five (5) years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment.

Departmental Required Skills
  • PhD in Entomology or closely related field.
  • Experience conducting applied, field-oriented research in the general area of integrated pest management or insect ecology.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with diverse audiences, and to work independently as well as in a team environment.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
  • PhD in entomology, with experience conducting field research in agricultural entomology.
Required License or Certification
  • Valid NC driver’s license.
Special Instructions

Applicant required documents: Cover Letter, CV, Contact Information for References

Job Open Date 10/18/2017
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have (or will you have by date of hire) a PhD in Entomology or a closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please briefly describe your experience (if any) conducting applied, field-oriented research in the the general area of integrated pest management or insect ecology.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a valid NC Driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of your start date?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  5. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents