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    Summary

    This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Stoneville, MS.

    The incumbent serves as a research support scientist to a Research Entomologist of the Southern Insect Management Research Unit. The unit is responsible for researching and developing methods for biologically and chemically controlling arthropod pests of field crops in the southern U.S

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    Responsibilities

    • Performs a wide range of duties designed to solve complex research problems regarding insect pests of major row crops.
    • Independently conducts laboratory and field studies pertaining to insect pests in agricultural crops in small plot experiments and large off-station field trials.
    • Interprets and synthesizes scientific information related to insect pest management, insect resistance management, and plant growth characteristics of row crops for inclusion in annual reports and project plans.
    • Keeps abreast of current scientific advancement by reading literature, review articles, and attending supervisor approved meetings, workshops, and conferences.
    • Searches scientific literature for principles, methods, and procedures and selects the most appropriate for the research goals and fiscal resources
    • Undertakes routine care, maintenance, and calibration of moderately complex laboratory and field instruments, e.g. microscopes, growth chambers, research sprayers, and harvesting equipment.
    • Participates in the modification of existing methods of analysis or the development of new techniques in order to improve accuracy and efficiency or to overcome difficulties in dealing with specific systems or microorganisms.
    • Prepares results of findings from experiments conducted, including initial interpretation of significance to the overall project, for inclusion in manuscripts, technical reports, oral presentations, and progress reports.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

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