Post-Doctoral Research Associate

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

United States

July 24, 2022


Posting Details

Classification Information

Classification Type EHRA

Position Overview

Primary Purpose of Position

This position serves in the integrated Pest Management Program in the department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design at NC A&T. The successful applicant will support research efforts within a multi-disciplinary funded project on pollinator driven intercropping: enhance yield and pollination services for vegetable growers. In this position, the incumbent will be involved in conducting research focused on pollinator ecology and pest management to understand the behavioral and ecological dynamics underlying their relationship in the context of sustainable food production to improve food security. The goal of the research program is to develop cropping systems that promote pollinator conservation, enhance pollinator health, improve the abundance and diversity of beneficial insects, reduce insect pests and increase crop production. The job duties include plan, design and conduct laboratory, greenhouse and field experiments, analyze and interpret data, report research from laboratory, greenhouse, and field studies. The incumbent is expected to publish results in peer-reviewed journals and assist in writing proposals for external funding, supervise project staff, graduate and undergraduate among other duties. The incumbent is expected to participate in extension activities and attend scientific meetings and conferences. Other responsibilities include supervising and assisting undergraduate and graduate students on their research projects and train students and personnel in the lab on insect rearing and other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Integrated Pest Management Laboratory at NC A&T State is based in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. The IPM Lab carries out fundamental and applied research toward the development of farmer-friendly, ecologically sound pest management technology for the efficient, and safe production of vegetables and fruit by small growers. It also conducts research on post-harvest crop protection and residential pest management. A major goal of this lab is to train students in pest management science and its application and increase awareness in the university and grower community on the need for, and importance of, safe pest management at all levels.

Minimum Requirements

Relevant post-baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant graduate degree and three or more years of relevant experience in substitution. May require terminal degree and licensure.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

The applicant must hold a Ph.D. in entomology, ecology or related discipline. Research experience in integrated pest management, insect ecology, including, experimental design and statistical analysis is required. Excellent organizational and written and interpersonal communication skills are required. Field work will require having a valid driver's license. Experience in insect biology and rearing is desired. Knowledge and/or experience with insect pollinators is an advantage but not required.

Required License or Certification

Position Information

Working Title Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Position Number 009352 Salary Range 48,000 - 50,000 FLSA Exempt Position Type Administrators & Research Appointment Type Time Limited - Full-time Tenure Track No FTE If Time Limited, Appointment Length 09/30/2024 Organizational Division Natural Resources & Envir. Design Organizational Location College of Ag & Environ Sciences Organizational Unit Natural Resources & Envir. Design

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number EPA1443

Open Date 06/23/2022 Close Date - for postings that do not use Open Until Filled Open Until Filled Yes Open Until Filled Minimum Application Period Postings: Positions remaining posted after this date are continuing to accept applications, but may close at any time. Applications received by this date will receive full consideration, applications received after this date may receive consideration depending upon the status of the search Date Position Available 08/01/2022 Special Instructions to Applicant

You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your application during the process of applying to the job posting. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. North Carolina A&T State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. North Carolina A&T State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. No one who applies or seeks employment will be denied admission to or employment at North Carolina A&T State University on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or sexual orientation and sexual identity.

Employee Benefits include the following and more available to permanent employees;

  • Accrued Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Community Service Leave
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC – Health Benefits
  • NCFlex – Vision, Dental, Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance and more
  • 11-12 Paid Holidays
  • Teachers and State Employees Retirement System (TSERS)
  • Optional Supplemental Plans – 401k, 403b, 457b and 457
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Campus Recreation Center Discount
  • University Bookstore Discount and more
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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Letter of Reference 1
  • Letter of Reference 2
  • Letter of Reference 3
  • Copy of Education Transcripts
  • Optional Documents

  • Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)
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