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Faculty Positions

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Post-doctoral Positions

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Postdoctoral
Research
Associate 

University
of Florida
Southwest
Florida
Research and
Education
Center
Immokalee, FL

Two postdoctoral positions are available in
Dr. Jawwad Qureshi’s entomology program at the
University of Florida Southwest Florida Research and
Education Center, Immokalee, FL. Research will focus on
developing integrated and sustainable management
programs for Asian citrus psyllid in citrus. Work involves
travelling to multiple locations (2-3 hours drive one side) on
regular basis for project related activities including
maintenance of the experimental plots, working with staff
and collection of data. Experience in insect behavior,
ecology, IPM and statistics is required. Candidates are
expected to publish peer reviewed and extension articles and
prepare reports and presentation to deliver to clientele. 

 

To apply, send a cover letter,
CV, sample publications and
contact information for 3
professional references to
Dr. Qureshi (jawwadq@ufl.edu). 


Staff Positions

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OPS Positions

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SUMMER
RESEARCH
OPPORTUNITY
(P/T or F/T OPS)

Starting early
April 2019  

Insect Ecology
on Urban Trees
& Effects of
Plant Diversity
in Lawns

We are looking for an enthusiastic & hard worker(s)
to assist with two research projects:

Insect ecology on urban trees

  • Watering street trees, measuring drought stress,
    and surveying for insects

Effects of hostplant genotypic diversity on
arthropod communities

  • Greenhouse and field work to assess insect
    pests and natural enemies

Applicant:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license,
    be able to lift 50 lbs, and be
    comfortable driving a large truck
  • Must be prepared for fieldwork under hot,
    humid conditions
  • Insect ID a major plus 

For more information please contact:
Nicole Benda, PhD
352.273.3980
nbenda@ufl.edu

Adam Dale Lab
https://dalelab.org/

Urban
Entomology
OPS Technician

This position is primarily involved with maintenance
and mass production of urban pests for research purposes.
Pests reared in the laboratory need to be contained,
maintained, cleaned, and fed. Pests reared are
cockroaches,crickets, silverfish, ants, flies, mosquitoes,
and bed bugs. Below are more specifics of what must be
done by this technician for good colony maintenance
and production:

Cockroaches
14-16 species reared in 2 gallon utility jars.
Must be fed and watered twice weekly, habitats cleaned and
moved without mixing colonies.
Cockroaches are collected by forceps and counted by species,
sex and stage for experimental purposes.

Silverfish
Silverfish are raised in plastic containers with cardboard
harborages.
Food preparation and habitat sanitation
Respiratory protection [dust mask] is needed to prevent
inhalation of scales from the silverfish.

Ants
14 different species of ants that need constant daily
maintenance during the week.
Ant queens are collected and brought back to the lab for
early development in test tubes.
Ants are fed dead insects from other colonies, fruit,
honey, and sugar water.
Hand protection is needed because ants can either sting
or bite the worker.


Flies
Flies are picked up from the USDA lab as pupae and
placed in cages to wait for fly emergence.
The cages are provisioned with water, sugar water,
and milk powder.
After flies have emerged and died, cages must be
cleaned and sanitized.

Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are produced by placing eggs in water in
trays and allowing larvae to hatch.
Pupae are picked from the trays and placed in deli cups
in cages for emergence as adults. Careful attention to
detail because If this process is not done carefully and on
schedule, the lab becomes infested with hoards of
mosquitoes that bite other employees and students.

Bed bugs
Bed bugs are maintained in screened plastic containers.
Bed bugs are fed in the plastic containers on rabbit
blood purchased from California.
Rabbit blood is warmed on a system of artificial feeders
with parafilm stretched over the bottom opening.
Blood is pipetted into the feeders which are lowered
onto the screened cages. Heated water is circulated
through the feeders to warm the blood.

For more information please visit:
http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/510641/ops-laboratory-technician

Phil Koehler
352-392-2484
pgk@ufl.edu


   

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