Research Technologist I

Location
East Lansing MI
Posted
Apr 11, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

Assists with coordinating and maintain experiments in support of insect ecology, evolution and biological control programs, consisting of lab, greenhouse and field plot maintenance and survey; collecting and collating data; ordering supplies; overseeing lab operations and supervising student employees. Work hours are generally between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, but some evening and weekend work will be required. Duties associated with this position involve mildly disagreeable working conditions involving some manual labor and lifting. The job involves standing and manual dexterity for and microscopic examinations. Out-of-state travel to research meetings may be required.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge normally acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Entomology, Zoology or other related field of study; up to six months of related experience in entomology, lab management, field work and data management, and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience performing basic entomology research techniques, insect sample preparation, identification, and curation; word processing, spreadsheet; database and/or desktop publishing software; presentation software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The job may require obtaining a pesticide applicator's license and requires maintaining a valid vehicle operator's license.

Desired Qualifications

Master’s degree in Entomology or related field.  Experience or education in; ecology, evolutionary biology, conservation biology, landscape ecology, predator-prey interactions, agricultural cropping systems; experience with field and laboratory research; experience maintaining insect cultures and plants; experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS); a demonstrated ability to supervise student employees; experience making outreach presentations.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter and resume

Work Hours

STANDARD 8-5

Description of End Date

This is a limited term position funded for one year from the date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

(Bidding Eligibility ends 04/17/2018 at 11:55 PM)

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