Post-Doc Opportunity: Invasive Insects Modeling at Oregon State University (Application Deadline Extended!)

*****FYI: The application deadline for this position has been extended through 26 August 2018*****

Thanks to IPRRG members Gericke Cook and Len Coop for letting us know about this opportunity! Please see the announcement below. A PDF with a full description of the position can be accessed here.

The Integrated Plant Protection Center (IPPC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Research Associate (Post Doc) position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.

Integrated Plant Protection Center (IPPC) helps farmers adapt to an increasingly uncertain world through high impact science and education partnerships. IPPC works regionally, nationally, and internationally in education regarding pesticide safety, pesticide risk management, weather based decision tools, and pollinator protection.

This position will research and construct spatial phenology, population, and climate suitability models of invasive and established pest insects to inform survey and management programs supported by USDA APHIS PPQ (Plant Protection and Quarantine). Main focus areas include building software modeling infrastructure (using the R programming language), literature review and analysis to parameterize life history, and climatic responses of several (3-8) invasive and pest insects. The position will be responsible for working within a team, building and implementing models, improving and supporting the modeling infrastructure, performing analysis of insect life histories, working with spatial climate data, comparing model results with validation data, and writing and editing reports and peer-reviewed publications. The work may include travel to regional or national meetings, but field work is not required. The position includes the possibility of direct stakeholder engagement and support at workshops and other events.

Dr. Leonard Coop
Assis. Prof. (Practice), Dept Horticulture Assoc. Director for Decision Support Systems, Integrated Plant Protection Center
2040 Cordley
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR 97331-2907
Phone 541-737-5523