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USDA APHIS Biotechnology Regulatory Services hiring two biological scientists, applications accepted through 26 August

Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) announces the opening of two Biological Scientists (Tree and Ecology specialties), GS-0401-11 in USAJobs.  These permanent positions are within the Biotechnology Risk Analysis Programs, Plants Branch and Plant Evaluation Branch.  The vacancy announcement closes on August 26, 2022.  The vacancy is advertised as Direct Hire (open to the public and current […]

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Job Opportunity: CSIRO is recruiting a risk scientist and a biosecurity entomologist

Fantastic opportunities for early career scientists (PhD + postdoc, or equivalent) to develop their careers by applying their skills to solving biosecurity and market-access challenges. Both positions close on 31 August 2022, are open to international candidates. In the Risk Scientist position you will use your analytical skills to generate innovative risk assessment and risk management methodologies for […]

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Pest risk linked to climate change!

IPRRG members have recently published an important and interesting paper using pest risk modelling techniques to explore the link between cassava diseases in East Africa and climate suitability for the vector, silver leaf whitefly. A CLIMEX niche model for B. tabaci was applied to an historical climate time series in East Africa. Transforming the time-series of climate […]

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“Biosecurity: Tools, behaviours and concepts” issue published in the journal Emerging Topics in Life Sciences

Amid all the excitement around our webinar series, we forgot to announce the recent publication of Volume 4, Issue 5 in Emerging Topics in Life Sciences! The issue, “Biosecurity: Tools, behaviours and concepts”, was edited by IPRRG member Alan MacLeod and Nicola Spence (Defra, UK). The journal specializes in publishing themed issues comprised of easy-to-digest […]

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