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Department: 113810 - Integrated Pest Mgmt-Research
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
As a Research Scholar, this position will engage in research in support of USDA/APHIS/PPQ and CIPM cooperative agreements related to the spatial analytics of alien species with application to early warning systems for phytosanitary activities. The successful applicant will design and conduct quantitative spatial analyses to discover trends and patterns of alien invasive plant species. This position will focus on spatial data gathering and processing, spatial mapping, statistical analyses to assist pest risk assessments to determine the likelihood of new pest introduction and establishment in the United States.
In addition, this GIS Analyst will be required to understand and expand the knowledge base of the spatial analytic framework for pest forecast called SAFARIS. Additional opportunities in the areas of pest risk analysis, international trade regulation, and invasive/endangered species interactions may be available for highly qualified applicants.
Individual will be required to work with others in a team environment.
Present research findings at professional meetings and to extend these findings to key stakeholders.
Relevant Ph.D degree (or relevant terminal degree), or relevant Master’s degree with at least 5 years of formal post-degree professional work experience. In rare instances, an individual with a comparable professional experience but less than a master’s degree, plus 8 years of exceptional relevant professional experience. May require terminal degree and licensure.
Ability to be inclusive and work well with others in a team environment.
Ability to conduct spatial statistical analyses.
Ph.D (or relevant terminal degree) in entomology, plant pathology, biology, or related fields.
2+ years of experience in Geospatial Analytics.
Required license or certification:
Position Number: 00107805
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