Postdoctoral Associate- Entomology Department

Postdoctoral Associate- Entomology Department

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.

  

Post-doctoral research position

Insecticide Resistance Monitoring, Detection and Control of Mosquito Disease Vectors

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join our team that conducts research on the insecticide resistance monitoring and biology of disease vectors; the team’s goal is to determine the status and extent of resistance in the northeast United States through a resistance monitoring, detection and mapping program. In addition, the successful candidate may be involved in evaluation of new insecticides for control of regional mosquito and tick vectors. The successful candidate will join two active labs, at Cornell University with a vibrant biology community, including seminar series, postdoctoral professional development program, and many opportunities for interaction and training.

The successful candidate is expected to play a leading role in this effort. Ability to think and work independently – but also as a member of a team – is essential. In addition, experience in mosquito field collection, insecticide resistance bioassays, genotyping of resistance loci, GIS and statistical analyses experience are essential. Experience with mapping and spatial analysis is desirable. Successful candidate will be expected to train and work with vector control staff throughout the region, developing training modules specifically for the collection, testing and reporting of insecticide bioassay data.  The candidate will also contribute to a one credit graduate seminar on public health vector management offered annually.

We are part of the Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases, with many opportunities to interact with our leadership team and collaborators across the region.  In addition to carrying out research central to the CDC-funded project, and obtaining publishable results and publications, the successful candidate will find opportunities to teach and mentor undergraduate (and perhaps early-graduate) students in research.  The candidate will themselves be mentored by two experienced PIs in relevant skills to their future career (such as grant writing, laboratory management, planning experiments, data analysis). Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  Cornell University provides an excellent benefits package.

We are seeking a candidate to fill the position immediately. This is a full time position through 31 January 2019, with renewal contingent on performance and availability of funds.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Entomology, Ecology or related field, supported by publications in peer-reviewed journals.  Prior experience in mosquito field collection, insecticide resistance bioassays, genotyping of resistance loci, GIS and statistical analyses experience are essential. Experience with mapping and spatial analysis is desirable.

For more information, contact Jeffrey Scott (jgs5@cornell.edu ) or Laura C. Harrington (lch27@cornell.edu).

  

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