Come work with us! I am looking for a post-doc to work with chickens & bed bugs (link below). Primarily a lab-based project focused on validation of monitoring methods & bird behavior. Many opportunities to learn about other veterinary entomology pests (ticks, mites, etc).

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS: The Machtinger Lab in the Department of Ecology in the College of Agricultural Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University is hiring a Postdoctoral Scholar. The successful applicant will be focused on bed bug control in poultry facilities. The position will include laboratory and field research on bed bug ecology and control, as well as Extension product development and delivery.

There are many opportunities to be engaged and develop a diverse research profile including in several other areas of research the laboratory is currently involved with including (1) tick control on the landscape, (2) tick-host associations and chemical ecology, (3) filth fly control, and (4) assessments of ticks and tick control for horses. The position is funded for 1 year from the date of hire.

Education and Experience:

Individuals must have a Ph.D. with degree requirements complete by the application date. A valid driver’s license, and the ability to work long, and sometimes irregular hours may be required. Previous training in veterinary entomology, poultry science or animal science, bed bug ecology and control, or vector ecology is desired. A strong desire to work in the field with vertebrates is required and a willingness to handle rodents, ticks, flies, mites, and other pests and vectors.

This position requires that the operation of a motor vehicle as part of job duties, successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

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Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should apply online to job Req_0000039411 Postdoctoral Scholar at APPLY NOW

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