Department of Entomology at UW-Madison Postdoc

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Entomology at UW-Madison to work on understanding population distributions and refining management strategies for insect pests of Wisconsin berry crops. The postdoctoral researcher will focus on three pest species of interest:
spotted-wing drosophila, red-headed flea beetle, and social wasps. We are looking for a motivated and flexible researcher who will be able to manage multiple projects and balance field work with laboratory assays. The primary focus of the researcher will be to lead a grant that assesses genetic diversity and population structure of spotted-wing drosophila in the North
Central region. Additional projects will focus on assessing landscape factors affecting movement of flea beetle in cranberry agroecosystems, and implementing a push-pull strategy for managing social wasps in vineyards. The researcher will be responsible for designing and conducting the research, analyzing the data, and reporting results in peer-reviewed publications.

The position will be at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in the Department of Entomology in the Guédot’s Fruit Crop Entomology Laboratory ( Ideal candidates should have a Ph.D. in entomology, ecology or a related field with demonstrated experience in conducting field and lab research, have a record in writing peer-reviewed publications, and be comfortable working independently, with grower-cooperators, and supervising students. Funding is available for 1.5 years with the possibility to continue based on performance and funding.

Deadline for application: For full consideration, submit applications by June 28, 2019 (applications will be accepted until position is filled).

Start Date: August 19, 2019.

To apply: Interested applicants should submit a current CV, statement of research interests and experience, contact information for three references, and copies of recent publications to Christelle Guédot at
For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Christelle Guédot at or call 608-262- 0899.

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