Research Technologist I

Job description

Research Technologist I

Job no: 682784
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 08
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Entomology Agriculture And Natural Res 10002268
Sub Area: CT- Clerical Tech.
Salary: 17.36
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Clerical Technical- CT, Agriculture, Research/Scientific, Union
Position Summary

Assists with coordinating and maintaining laboratory and field experiments in support of insect ecology and cultural and biological control research. Collection, entry and collation of 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, preparation and handling of hazardous materials (e.g. pesticides, fertilizers, and laboratory solvents). The job involves standing and manual dexterity and microscopic examinations. Overnight travel within state is required and there is a possibility of out-of-state travel to research meetings.

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 culture management, 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. This job requires maintaining a valid vehicle operator’s license.

Desired Qualifications

Two+ years of experience: managing Drosophila suzukii and black soldier fly cultures and insect monitoring research (e.g. establishing and maintaining traps, identifying key insects from trapping data), including the development and refinement of standard operating protocols. Experience in evaluation of nutritional status and fecundity associated with behavioral or insect diet and/or interspecific competition research. Experience operating GC-MS and well plate spectrophotometers. One+ years’ experience or education in research in the following areas: ecology, pest management, composting, perennial tree fruit systems. Experience making outreach presentations and a demonstrated ability to supervise student employees. The job may require obtaining a pesticide applicator's license within 3 months of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter and resume.

Work Hours

STANDARD 8-5

Description of End Date

This is a limited term position funded for 9 months from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

Summary of Physical Demands

Duties associated with this position involve mildly disagreeable working conditions involving some manual labor, including lifting and carring fruit samples weighing 25 lbs, preparation and handling of hazardous materials (e.g. pesticides, fertilizers, and laboratory solvents).

Bidding and Eligibility Ends on 11/24/2020 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Nov 18, 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Nov 24, 2020 Eastern Standard Time

 

 

 

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Posted: 11/20/2020
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