This position is located within United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Northeast Area, Emerging Pests and Pathogens Research, in Ithaca, NY.Learn more about this agency
Incumbent is responsible for research on the biology and integrated management of insect pests and insect-vectored diseases. Research will focus on host-pathogen interactions between insects and a variety of agents, and use of the information to develop novel, bio-intensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) systems.
- Propose modifications to existing IPM programs and to develop novel, bio-intensive IPM systems that incorporate data from organismal, molecular, cellular and/or biochemical studies and to use these data to increase environmental safety.
- Collaborate with other ARS scientists, university scientists, and others, contributing broad-based skills in entomology, insect pathology, molecular biology, insect behavior, microbiology, experimental design, and statistical analysis.
- Discover new organismal- and molecular-level information on host-pathogen interactions between insects and entomopathogenic fungi and other biological/biorational control agents.
- Characterize biotic and abiotic constraints to pathogen activity.
- Develop improved formulation, packaging, and application technologies to improve biopesticide delivery and quality.
- Characterize interactions between arthropod pathogens and other control agents.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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