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    Summary

    This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Subtropical Horticultural Research Station in Miami, FL.


    The incumbent develops detection systems and pest suppression strategies for exotic pest insects that pose a threat to U.S. agriculture.

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    Responsibilities

    • 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.

    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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