Insect Rearing Associate Scientist Position Opening

Insect Rearing Associate Scientist

Frontier Scientific is looking for an Associate Scientist to rear crop damaging insects used in research testing for pesticide discovery and development.

Responsibilities Include

  • Rearing several different species of insect colonies in growth chambers. Rearing duties include: prepping rearing materials, transferring and collecting insects, filling in data forms, and cleaning reusable materials.
  • Following detailed Standard Operating Protocols for Insect Rearing
  • Keeping detailed and precise records.
  • Storing supplies and equipment, disposing of solutions & materials according to guidelines, and keeping storerooms and working areas orderly and clean.
  • Working in an environment where Safety is core to the job.

Qualifications & Skills Include

  • A BS in entomology, biology, agriculture or equivalent.
  • Prefer some experience rearing laboratory insect colonies.
  • Knowledge of the scientific method, laboratory procedures and techniques, and recordkeeping.
  • Ability to accurately follow detailed instructions & experimental protocols.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external colleagues.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

To apply for this position, please contact Tony Guida directly at:

Tony Guida,  Site Manager
Frontier Scientific, Inc.
Office Location:  Stine Research Center
1090 Elkton Road, S190/31
Newark, DE  19711
Cell:  302-545-5309
Office:  302-318-9390
aguida@frontierssi.com

NCGA, BASF Accepting Applications for 2018 Ag Scholarships

The National Corn Growers Association is again offering its William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship thanks to the sponsorship of BASF Corporation.

Five $1,000 scholarships are available to college students (sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and Ph.D. candidates) who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an agricultural, agribusiness or an ag-vocation field.

The five scholarship winners will be announced at NCGA’s annual trade show and convention, Commodity Classic, which will be held on February 27 – March 1, 2018 in Anaheim, California.

Applicants or a parent/guardian must be a member of NCGA. Funds are for the 2018-2019 school year.  Past scholarship winners, employees and the families of employees of any division of BASF or their subsidiaries or NCGA are not eligible for the scholarship. Students may apply for membership at NCGA.com.

Applications must be postmarked on or before December 1, 2017.

The application is available at: http://www.ncga.com/scholarships.