Post-Doctoral Scholar (Research Associate)
Penn State University
- University Park Campus
- Date Announced:
- Date Closing:
- open until filled
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- College of Agricultural Sciences
A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Veterinary Entomology Laboratory of Dr. Erika Machtinger at The Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA. The successful applicant will have flexibility to work in several different areas of research the laboratory is currently involved with including integrated pest management and ecology of filth flies on livestock and poultry facilities, West Nile virus cycles associated with ruffed grouse in Pennsylvania, tick-host associations, or arthropod transmission of avian influenza. Applicants are expected to have earned a Ph.D. degree. Previous training in veterinary entomology, vector management, vector-host interactions, wildlife conservation and ecology, is desired. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. Ability to work long, and sometimes irregular hours is required. Other requirements may be determined by the avenue of proposed research. Dr. Machtinger will oversee project progress and facilitate research and communication between collaborators. To apply for this position, applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and career goals, and the names and contact information of three references. Questions can be referred to Dr. Machtinger, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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