This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Southern Insect Management Research Unit (SIMRU) in Stoneville, Mississippi.
The incumbent is responsible for conducting research in evaluating the impacts of insecticides on both pest and beneficial insects in southern row crops. Areas of research interest and emphasis will be placed on insecticide toxicology along with resistance monitoring and management.
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- 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.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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