From IPM in the South by Rosemary Hallberg
The Research Associate will independently support, develop, design, and/or execute moderately complex research activities for a single or multiple research projects; and participate in formulating research methods and suggests options for improving quality and recommending solutions. The primary responsibility of this position is to write pest datasheets that support a USDA–APHIS plant-safeguarding program. The datasheets will be based on the writer’s research of scientific literature, databases, and government documents. The datasheets will include insect-pest information, host-plant information, and citation of references. Where needed, the incumbent will consult subject-matter experts. The incumbent will work with project cooperators and be expected to manage the collection, distribution, and archiving of draft and completed pest datasheets.
The NSF Center for Integrated Pest Management (CIPM) was established in 1991 to serve a lead role in technology development, program implementation, training, and public awareness for IPM at the state, regional, and national level. CIPM fosters the development and implementation of pest management programs and policies based on a high level of knowledge of pest biology coupled with choices of monitoring tools and control technology, resulting in economically sound, environmentally compatible, and sociologically responsible pest management in diverse systems including crop production, urban, and natural settings.
Deadline: May 12, 2016