University of Wisconsin Postdoctoral Research Associate Fruit Crop Entomology Laboratory

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Entomology at UW-Madison to further our understanding of population dynamics and movement and to refine management strategies for insect pests of Wisconsin berry crops. The postdoctoral researcher will focus on two pest species of interest: Drosophila suzukii (spotted-wing drosophila) and Systena frontalis (red-headed flea beetle). We are looking for a motivated and flexible researcher who will be able to manage several 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 the movement and distribution of flea beetle in cranberry as well as addressing questions on the basic biology of this emerging pest in cranberry. 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 experience in molecular techniques and chemical ecology as well as on farm field research. Demonstrated record in writing peer-reviewed publications, being comfortable working independently and with grower-cooperators, and supervising undergraduate students is expected. Funding is available for two years with the possibility to extend based on performance and funding.
Deadline for application: For full consideration, submit applications by December 15, 2019 (applications will be accepted until position is filled). Anticipated Start Date: May 1, 2020.
To apply: Interested applicants should submit a current CV, statement of research interests and experience, contact information for three references, and copies of 3 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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