Posting Number PG191277EP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title Research Associate - CIPM
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience
Work Schedule Monday - Friday / 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (additional hours as
Job Location Raleigh, NC
Department Integrated Pest Mgmt-Research
About the Department
The National Science Foundation Center for Integrated Pest Management (NSF
CIPM) was established in 1991. CIPM develops new strategies, analytics and
decision support systems to advance IPM and plant biosecurity. We serve and
collaborate with government, industry, and university stakeholders locally,
nationally, and internationally. A major pathway for the introduction of
exotic invasive pests that impact U.S. agriculture and natural resources is
through international trade of agricultural commodities and planting
materials. Multiple projects within CIPM aims for stopping pests at borders to
safeguard U.S. agriculture and natural resources while facilitating
international trade in line with the mission and vision of USDA APHIS PPQ.
This focus area includes knowledge assimilation and analyses of pest biology,
geographical distribution, host range, epidemiology and ecology; development
of surveillance methods, identification and diagnosis; and modeling for pest
prioritization, introduction, spread, establishment and economic impact.
Essential Job Duties
The Research Associate position will require the incumbent to collect,
synthesize, analyze (as needed), and communicate data on pests of
agricultural importance and its hosts. The incumbent will work closely with
stakeholders, members of a team, other teams, and the project and team leads
to complete the objectives of this role.
Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
Data acquisition; the incumbent will collect relevant literature and
communicate with subject matter experts and regulators.
Data analysis: data collected will be used to run a prediction model to
support USDA APHIS decision making processes on how to prioritize exotic
Data reporting; the incumbent will write highly technical pest host
reports and communicate and present the information to the stakeholders.
Other duties as assigned.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience
Master's degree in Entomology, Plant Pathology, Crop Science, or related
Other Required Qualifications
Use of computer word processing, spreadsheet, mapping and other computer-
Ability to perform extensive literature reviews to acquire the most up-to-
date information on pests with the ability to develop, evaluate and draw
inferences from the data.
Ability to conceptualize and complete analyses that clearly and completely
address prescribed objectives.
Ability to develop high quality written analyses that require minimal
Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team to meet
agreed upon deadlines.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience with data management, developing pest risk assessments, or
invasive or endangered species management.
Experience in literature searching, data mining, citation management, and
invasive or endangered species research.
Superior organizational, analytical and writing skills.
Required License(s) or Certification(s)
Valid NC Driver's License required No
Commercial Driver's License required No
Job Open Date 10/08/2021
Anticipated Close Date Open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your application please submit the following:
Sample Scientific Publication – upload as other document (1)
Contact Information for Professional References
Position Number 00108836
Position Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.00
Appointment 12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Mandatory - Medical Emergencies
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Department ID 113810 - Integrated Pest Mgmt-Research
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age,
sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a
disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive
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How did you learn of this opportunity?
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If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
(Open Ended Question)
Do you have, or will you have by date of hire, a Master's degree in Entomology, Plant Pathology, Crop Science, or related fields?
Please briefly discuss your experience, if any, with data management, developing pest risk assessments, or invasive or endangered species management.
(Open Ended Question)
Please briefly discuss your experience, if any, in literature searching, data mining, citation management, and invasive or endangered species research.
(Open Ended Question)
Application Materials Required
Contact Information for References
Other Document (1)