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 (http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/fruitcropentomology/). 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 guedot@wisc.edu.
For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Christelle Guédot at guedot@wisc.edu or call 608-262- 0899.

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