Job no: 235667-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

A position is available in the Department of Entomology at UW-Madison to study behavioral management and chemical ecology to refine management strategies for insect pests of Wisconsin berry crops. The staff will assess mass trapping and refine implementation of this management strategy for social wasps in commercial vineyards. Another project will focus on determining the use of an aggregation pheromone by Systena frontalis (red-headed flea beetle), an emerging pest in cranberry systems. We are looking for a motivated and flexible candidate who will be able to manage these two projects and balance field work with laboratory assays. The candidate is expected to collect the data for these two projects and to develop methods to identify the aggregation pheromone for the flea beetle. The candidate will be responsible for designing and conducting the research, analyzing the data, and reporting results in peer-reviewed publications.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

PhD in Entomology or related fields

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

At least 4 years of prior experience working in Entomology field preferred.
Excellent research skills in chemical ecology
Demonstrated experience publishing scientific peer-reviewed papers
Experience with data collection, analyses and reporting.
Demonstrated critical thinking and decision-making skills.
-Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills.

Additional Information:

Field work in the summer is required



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants should submit a statement of research interests and experience, current CV, contact information for three references, and copies of three recent publications. Please attach this all in a single file.


Sonia Parker
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Jun 16 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 9 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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