Cat 3 Entomologist

When February 20, 2021 10:00 PM to March 12, 2021 11:00 PM

Where Stoneville MS

Contact Aryelle Smith

Contact Phone 571-669-3857

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Duties

Summary

This position is an Entomologist located in the Pollinator Health in Southern Crop Ecosystems Research Unit, Southern Pollinator Health Center, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, in Stoneville, Mississippi.

The purpose of the position is to conduct experiments and analyses, and develop new methodologies which will contribute to an understanding of biological processes which are important in addressing the biology and management of honey bees.

Responsibilities

  • Takes leading role in honey beekeeping to support the research effort.
  • Manages honey bee yards and maintains bee colonies as required to produce enough healthy (pest/disease-free) bees for supporting unit bee research program.
  • Applies effective measures to control small hive beetle, wax moth, varroa mite, etc. that cause summer dying of honey bee colonies.
  • Maintains detailed records of research and colony maintenance, including computer databases.
  • Reviews scientific, statistical, and beekeeping literature and consults with specialists in the field for information relevant to the development and completion of specific research projects.
  • Maintains equipment and instrumentation in top working condition, performing routine preventive maintenance and minor repairs, and promptly reporting signs of malfunction or need for major repairs.
  • Prepares reports and manuscripts, including experimental design, results, and evaluation in the form suitable as the basis for the first draft of written reports to scientific journals.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.