University of New Hampshire

Location: Durham NH

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship position, acoustic techniques to monitor for and manage pest arthropods and native insect biodiversity

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship position in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel R. Howard, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, University of New Hampshire. The position will begin in the spring/summer of 2020, and extends for up to 2 years.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral scholar to work on a project focused on understanding the seasonal phenology, vibrational communication and response to thermal stress in the New England vineyard pest Empoasca fabae (potato leaf hopper).

Qualified candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in entomology, bioacoustics, or a related discipline, and be broadly interested in animal communication, behavioral ecology, and agroacoustics. Candidates with research experience in insect ecology and taxonomy, animal behavior, bioacoustics, signal processing and field ecology are preferred. Competitive salary and benefits, along with research funding associated with the project are provided. The successful candidate will be encouraged to expand the research beyond the scope of the funded project to include related topics aligned with their interests.

If interested in applying and/or learning more about the position, please send an introduction email including a statement of research interests and a CV to Dr. Daniel R. Howard (daniel.howard@unh.edu). We will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue accepting applications until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is flexible, but a start date between April and June 2020 is preferred. The University of New Hampshire is located in Durham, along the New Hampshire sea coast only an hour and fifteen minutes north of Boston, Massachusetts and an hour south of Portland, Maine. Applicants from underrepresented backgrounds that can add to the diversity of our UNH community are especially encouraged to apply.

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