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Junior Researcher
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences
Manoa Campus
Date Posted:
March 07, 2017
Closing Date:
March 22, 2017
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Non Tenure
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • To begin approximately April 2017 or soon thereafter, renewal dependent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Conduct independent research on the taxonomy and systematics of pest fruit flies using nucleic acids and genomic methods to improve detection and identification of tephritid pests.
  2. Investigate and implement new molecular-based technologies to diagnose tephritid pests and to examine phylogenetic concepts for several subgenera of Tephritid fruit flies.
  3. Conduct statistical analysis of genetic data sets to examine population structure and dynamics.
  4. Intensive curation of specimens used in experimental studies.
  5. Creation and cataloguing of nucleic acids and genetic data records for insect specimens.
  6. Present data at national and international meetings.
  7. Publication of results in peer-reviewed, scientific journals.
  8. Participate in cooperative agreement, grant and fellowship applications and reports.
  9. Mentor graduate students and colleagues in research and publication pathways.
  10. Public outreach, as necessary, related to the project and dissemination of results.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Master’s degree in entomology or related field from a college or university of recognized standing.
  2. Facility with genomic approaches for phylogenetics
  3. Accuracy, alertness, and adaptability.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Ph,D, in Entomology or related field from a college of university of recognized standing.
  2. Demonstrated experience in insect genetics to examine population biology and structure.
  3. Demonstrated experience in wet-lab molecular biology, genetics.
  4. Evidence of high quality scientific publications and presentations on use of nucleic acids for species identification.
  5. Expertise in the application of techniques used for insect taxonomy and the use of characters for species identification and description.
  6. Demonstrated record of publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals related to arthropod taxonomy or diagnosis.
  7. Excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills.

To Apply:
Submit the following to the address listed below: 1) Cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3 ) names and contact information for at least three professional references and 4) official transcripts (copies accepted, however official transcripts will be required upon hire).
  1. Dr. Daniel Rubinoff
  2. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
  3. Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences
  4. 3050 Maile Way, Gilmore 310
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Dr. Daniel Rubinoff; 808-956-8432;

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