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Date of posting here May 03, 2012
Type of position Research Station Entomologist
Employer BASF
Location Dinuba, CA
Salary Commensurate based on experience
Closing date of competition 6/2/12
Date position available 5/2/12
Description of duties The Agricultural Research Station in Dinuba, California has an opening for a Research Station Entomologist effective immediately. The Research Station Entomologist will be responsible for designing and conducting the research and development program for the evaluation of new insecticides under California conditions. This includes the testing of new experimental and development compounds in field, greenhouse, and lab trials in a wide variety of agricultural and horticultural crops for the control of economically important plant pests.

The Entomologist will summarize and interpret the results in reports and presentations and will make suggestions for further development. The Entomologist will work in a team with an assistant and will be supported by the field crew.

Qualifications sought Qualifications Required skills:

  • PhD or Masters degree in agriculture, horticulture or biology with emphasis on entomology and pest control
  • Experience with major agricultural and horticultural crops
  • Experience in trial techniques for insecticide trials under field and greenhouse conditions
  • Computer skills with basic knowledge of biometrical and statistical methods for trial evaluation
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