Research Scientist - An unranked, non regular title, 12-month, 100% Research position is available February 15, 2018.
RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will be under the direction of Drs. Debbie Finke and Bruce Hibbard. The person filling this position will be responsible for leading the direction and focus of all research programs associated with the funding source(s) for this position. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 1) conduct and supervise diet-toxicity assays on the western corn rootworm to evaluate toxicity of proteins provided by those funding this work, 2) analyze data, summarize results, and write reports for those providing funding, 3) write manuscripts for submission to the refereed literature, 4) assist in writing grant proposals as needed, and 5) assist in designing and conducting appropriate research as needed for the projects that are funding the position. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to work independently and cooperatively in a team environment with other staff, graduate students, and faculty in the entomology program in the Division of Plant Sciences and with USDA-ARS staff as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate should have a PhD in an appropriate insect or plant-related discipline, excellent research skills, and some experience working with insect pests of corn. Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team is essential.
Applications should include: a resume, letter of interest addressing the qualifications, and the names and contact information (addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses) of 2 references. References will be contacted when appropriate.
Official transcripts will be required for any candidate who is offered the position.
CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin January 21, 2019 and continue until a suitable candidate is recruited.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full MU Healthcare benefits are available with this position.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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