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Position available - Associate Research Entomologist

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Subject: Position available - Associate Research Entomologist
From: "Krugner, Rodrigo" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2014 15:09:05 +0000

Dear all,


Please find below the job description for an Associate Research Entomologist at the USDA-ARS in Parlier, CA.  Please share with anyone you think may be interested.


Thank you,




Associate Research Entomologist GS-0401-11.  This position requires a Ph.D in entomology or related field of study.  Incumbent is an Associate Research Entomologist in the Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics Research Unit, Parlier, California. The incumbent will be responsible for identification and characterization of signals used in intraspecific communication of the insect vector Homalodisca vitripennis. The objectives of the incumbent’s research are to 1) identify and describe H. vitripennis vibrational signals and 2) collect and analyze vibrational signals of H. vitripennis using insect acoustic detection instrumentation and insect acoustic signal analysis software.  Specific materials and methodologies to be employed include using a laser vibrometer, video surveillance equipment, and associated software.  To achieve these objectives, the incumbent must have a comprehensive understanding of the principles of insect communication, ecology, behavioral ecology, population ecology.  Knowledge of techniques using acoustic detection instrumentation and spectral and temporal analyses of acoustic signals is desired.  Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents seeking U.S. Citizenship.  For questions, please contact Dr. Rodrigo Krugner at m("","Rodrigo.krugner");"> or (559) 596.2887.



Rodrigo Krugner, Ph.D.

Research Entomologist

Crop Diseases, Pests, and Genetics Research Unit

San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center

United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service

9611 South Riverbend Ave

Parlier, California 93648

Phone: 559.596.2887

Fax: 559.596.2921



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