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Research Entomologist

Company: Kelly
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Research Entomologist - Location: St. Louis, MO The Research Entomologist will work closely with members of the marketing, formulations, and regulatory team to develop new products for an outdoor insecticide portfolio. They will be involved in insect rearing and colony maintenance activities for the R&D insectary. They will partner with members of the R&D formulations team to set up and execute insecticidal efficacy trials as well as coordinate third party efficacy testing with Contract Research Labs (CROs) and Universities. They will have a strong background in behavior and management of lawn, garden, and ornamental pests. Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate 3rd party efficacy testing with CROs and professional pest control network
  • Analyze data for claims substantiation
  • Generate data for new consumer claims or regulatory requirements
  • Insect rearing and colony maintenance
  • Review and update procedures vs. federal EPA efficacy guidelines
  • Prototype and screen efficacy for new product innovation
  • Partner with formulators to recommend and evaluate various active ingredients
  • Maintain detailed and accurate records of experimental trials, summarize trial results, and assemble study reports
  • Scan competitive activity
  • Work with laboratory personnel to conduct biological efficacy trials that require the handling of insects and insecticides.
  • Support outreach and product education activities
  • US travel to CROs, strategic partners, organized, conferences and meetings
  • Other duties as assigned. Must Have:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Entomology, Biology, or a related science with 3+ years industry experience.
    • Understanding of common lawn and garden pest biology.
    • Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) knowledge
    • New product development (NPD)
    • Research & Development (R&D)
    • Efficacy testing
    • EPA knowledge Nice to Have:
      • CRO (contract research organization) experience
      • Consumer and/or professional market experience Work Environment:
        • 80% laboratory/office environment and 20% travel You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process. Why Kelly - ? Kelly - Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests-it's the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed. About Kelly - At Kelly, we're always thinking about what's next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we're a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world. Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. ]]

Keywords: Kelly, St. Louis , Research Entomologist, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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