University of Florida (in collaboration with USDA APHIS)
Location: Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
Be part of a team conducting research on the invasive insect pest, Lycorma delicatula, the spotted lanternfly. The incumbent will conduct cutting edge research on chemical ecology, attractants, survey and mitigation tools, and biology of the spotted lanternfly. Incumbent must have a strong background and experience in chemical ecology, and must be able to isolate and identify compounds using analytical chemistry techniques, use GC-MS, GC-FID, conduct volatile collections, conduct GC-EAD, and perform field experiments. In addition, incumbent will analyze data and summarize work, and provide written reports by deadlines. Must be able to make and follow work plans according to time constraints dictated by the fast-moving univoltine life cycle of the insect. Incumbent would conduct work stationed at the Otis Laboratory, a USDA APHIS research facility located in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. Involves periodic travel to Pennsylvania for field work. Paid for by soft funds that may be renewed on an annual basis. PhD or MS with experience preferred.
Pay: $21.50/hour plus benefits
Preferred start date: First week in May, 2018.
Position to remain open until filled.
University of Florida in collaboration with USDA APHIS