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    Summary

    This position is located in Southern Insect Management Research Unit

    Research scientists have open-ended promotion potential. Research accomplishments and their impact on the duties and responsibilities of positions are evaluated periodically. The grade level is limited only by the individual's demonstrated ability to perform research of recognized importance to science and technology. *Final grade level may be determined by a peer review panel.

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    Responsibilities

    • Planning insecticide modes of action, mechanisms of resistance to insecticides, resistance management, insecticide discovery, and developing strategies to slow down or suppress the resistance development in target pests.
    • Risk assessment of pesticide efficacy, residues, additive/synergistic toxicity of pesticide mixtures, pesticide resistance development, and characterization of resistance mechanisms
    • Identify new targets that can be exploited for development of insecticides with alternative modes of action
    • Evaluate acute and chronic toxicity of commonly used insecticides and their impacts on pest and beneficial insects, non-target organisms, and the environment
    • Identify mechanisms of insecticide resistance for insect populations with variable susceptibilities and develop alternative control approaches
    • Collaborate with SIMRU scientists along with other entomologists and scientists to focus on the management of insecticide resistance across the landscape.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • Job family (Series)

    0414 Entomology

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