Postdoctoral position, Geographic variation in parasitoid establishment success

We are currently seeking a postdoctoral scholar to examine how host tree and climate drives establishment success of the parasitoid wasp, Tetrastichus planipennisi, introduced to control populations of the invasive Emerald ash borer. The successful candidate will help plan and oversee fieldwork across a climate gradient ranging from Missouri to Minnesota and will be responsible for data management, analysis and interpretation, and publication of results. The position is located in Durham, NH with occasional travel to field sites.

**For the right student, this position could be considered as the core of a fully-funded PhD project.  Please contact me at  garnaslab.recruiting@unh.edu to discuss this possibility.**

Applicants should have:

  • PhD degree (in Entomology, Ecology, Forestry, Natural Resources, Bio-statistics, or related field) in hand by the start date, preferably January 3rd, 2023 or soon thereafter
  • Strong statistical, analytical, and data wrangling skills
  • Demonstrated programming ability (i.e., R, python, SAS etc.) or facility with other statistical software
  • Evidence of a growing publication record consistent with the candidate’s career stage

 

This project is a collaborative effort between the Garnas lab at the University of New Hampshire and Dr. Juli Gould at the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS). Funding for this project is currently available for one year, with a high probability for renewal for an additional one or more years, assuming satisfactory performance.

For more information and to apply, please see: https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/50435.  

The position is open until filled; application review will begin on 10/1.