Casual - Research Assistant

Job description

Requisition # 2018-8640
Department Integrative Genomics
Category Research and Laboratory
Full-Time / Part-Time Temporary
Application Deadline 5/4/2018


Research assistant needed to join the Kocher Lab this summer on our mission to investigate the ecological factors shaping the evolution of maternal care! Specifically, we are studying treehoppers, small sap-sucking insects that protect their eggs and nymphs and have mutualistic interactions with ant guardians. We are looking for a patient and passionate researcher who is interested in behavioral ecology and evolution, and must be interested in doing fieldwork and greenhouse work.

This is a casual hourly position of approximately 25-30 hours/week. The preferred timeframe of this position is Mid-May through August. Review of applications will begin immediately. Salary will be commensurate with experience.


Applicants should be prepared to work daily as field assistants at our local New Jersey meadow field sites in the summer sun, carefully observing and handling small insects and plants, first under the direction of a graduate student and later independently (field sites are less than 10 miles away from Princeton's campus).


  • Knowledge of fieldwork and greenhouse work.
  • Excellent observational and communication skills.
  • Careful record keeper with strong attention to detail.
  • Enthusiasm for behavioral ecology and evolution.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a group.
  • Valid driver's license preferred.

Please be advised that you will only be contacted if there is further interest in your application. The candidate dashboard will not display status updates for this requisition.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

TMP, 001

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Estimated Appointment End Date


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required


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Posted: 4/5/2018
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