Limited Term Researcher, Agriculture Research/Education
University of Delaware
Location: Georgetown, Delaware
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Masters
Salary: commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 497228
This Limited Term Researcher will join a USDA-NIFA Extension Implementation Program. This is a state-wide project with a multidisciplinary team (entomology, weed science, plant pathology, agronomy, horticulture) moving adoption of integrated pest management (IPM) forward to address economically important pest issues.
Assist with on-farm surveys of agronomic and vegetable pests, demonstration plots, coordinating field operations with partner-farmers, and provide supervision and direction to seasonal labor.
Engage in high tunnel IPM for small farms and the maintenance of insect monitoring programs in fresh market and processing vegetables.
Master's degree or equivalent in entomology, agronomy, horticulture, plant science or pest management is preferred.
Must have a driver's license and be able to obtain a Delaware Pesticide Applicator's License.
Must be able and willing to work outdoors during the summer months.
Familiarity with statistical analysis and software is preferred, along with Microsoft Word, Excel, or equivalent program.
Understanding of crop production and pest management is expected.