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Post Doctoral Fellow

University of Arkansas

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Type of Position:
Professional Staff (Non-Classified)

Workstudy Position:
No

Job Type:
Fixed Duration of Project/Grant (Fixed Term)

Work Shift:

Sponsorship Available:
No

Institution Name:
Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.
 
Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.
 
If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process and require reasonable accommodations, please contact the Division's Office of Inclusion, Access, and Compliance at bbatiste@uada.edu.
 
For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at 501-671-2219 or 479-502-9820.

Department:
Crop Plant Entomology

Department's Website:

Summary of Job Duties:
We are looking for a qualified candidate to fill a collaborative postdoctoral position in the field of Crop Entomology/ Chemical Ecology with Dr. Rupesh Kariyat (). The successful candidate will use chemical ecology, electrophysiology, and field entomology tools to identify Semiochemicals, and investigate plant-insect interactions involved in the pest management of cotton, soybean, and sweet potatoes. The research focus will be on developing integrated pest management strategies such as attract-and-kill that incorporates pheromones, attractants, and agronomic practices such as trap cropping to efficiently manage row crop pests in mid-south region of United States. Responsibilities include the day-to-day design and execution of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, preparation of results for publication and summary reports, presentation at professional meetings, and management of the projects.

Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Entomology/ Zoology/ Chemical ecology, or a closely related field.
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Experience working in plant response to insect herbivores, and insect behavior using tools and techniques such as Electroantennogram, Electrical Penetration Graph, Plant Volatiles collection, Olfactometry, GC-MS, and basic molecular techniques.
  • Experience in the design and execution of field experiments.

Additional Information:

Salary Information:
Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:
Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title)

Optional Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:
Rupesh Kariyat, Associate Professor
rkariyat@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site
UASYS
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
Motor Vehicle Reports Check
 
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.
 
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.
 
All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:
Feeling, Grasping, Repetitive Motion

Frequent Physical Activity:
Crouching, Kneeling, Lifting, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

Occasional Physical Activity:
Lifting, Sharps

Benefits Eligible:
Yes

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