Postdoc sought at Rutgers in management and biology of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate Job Opportunity
Job Type: Regular
Post-doctoral position:
Management and biology of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Postdoctoral research associate
Full-time, one-year appointment, with funding available for up to three years. Position is
available immediately. Competitive salary and benefits package available.

Project description: We seek to appoint a highly motivated Postdoctoral
Researcher to investigate the population ecology and behavior of the invasive
brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). This position will examine factors that
influence BMSB population growth behavior in orchards and diversified landscapes
that will guide management decisions. Postdoc will work with Anne Nielsen at the
Fruit Entomology lab. Postdoc will be located at Rutgers Agricultural Research and
Extension Center (RAREC) in Bridgeton, NJ

Qualifications: PhD in entomology, ecology, or a related field. Preference will be
given to applicants with prior experience working with invasive species, biological
control, modeling and/or molecular techniques. Experience working in insect
behavior, extension, and applied field work is welcomed. Candidate must have
excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to work both
independently and as part of a team, supervise students in the lab and field, and
function in a diverse lab group. The candidate will work with members of the BMSB
team at Rutgers University and throughout the region.

Inquiries: Interested applicants may contact Dr. Anne Nielsen,, ph. 856-455-3100 x4110, for more information.

To apply: Email a single PDF file to containing: (1) a
current CV including publication list, (2) a statement of research experience and
interests, especially those relevant to the position, and (3) the names and contact
information for three references familiar with your work and abilities. All requested
information must be received for final consideration. Application review will start
June 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Rutgers University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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