This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Subtropical Horticultural Research Station in Miami, FL.
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The incumbent develops detection systems and pest suppression strategies for exotic pest insects that pose a threat to U.S. agriculture.
- Develop semiochemical-based detection systems and pest suppression strategies for exotic pest insects that pose a threat to U.S. agriculture.
- Conduct personal and team research focused on the chemical ecology of tropical fruit flies (Family Tephritidae) and identification of semiochemicals with potential application in integrated pest management (IPM).
- Use knowledge and expertise toward development of novel trapping and control approaches for other agricultural pests that threaten to invade or have recently established in south Florida.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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