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Assistant Research Entomologist in pre and post harvest management of citrus pests of export significance

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The candidate for this position will develop an applied research program focused on reducing the impact of insect and mite pests of export significance in citrus and provide outreach to appropriate clientele. Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to, studying the taxonomy, biology and ecology of pest arthropods of export significance; design of sampling plans; evaluation of the impacts of preharvest chemical, cultural and biological methods of control, and the development of post harvest treatments such as cold temperature, chemical dips and fumigants.

The position requires a PhD in entomology, substantial experience in applied agricultural research, demonstrated record in peer-reviewed publications and demonstrated independent work in the field and laboratory.

Applicants are required to provide a CV, cover letter, statement of research, statement of diversity, and contact information for three confidential references. All materials should be submitted through AP Recruit online at: Review of applications will begin September 18, 2017. For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell, Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside at

Advancement through the Professional Research ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Job location

Riverside, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3 references required (contact information only)