Student Worker - Schmidt

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Student Worker - Schmidt


CAES Entomology

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Tifton Area

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).


- molecular gut content data analyses of predators
- biodiversity sampling
- data input from raw data sheets
- collecting predators from the field research projects
-maintaining insect cultures
-maintaining plant cultures
-laboratory up keep and cleaning

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Student Assistant





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The student worker research assistant (SWRA) in biodiversity will work in the Schmidt biocontrol lab. The SWRA will be recruited as part of funded projects working with determining food web interactions and biological control of insect pests, which aims at understanding the interactions between predators, the environment and pests of agricultural commodities. The SWRA will mainly work on data of insects of agronomic (crop pests) and their natural enemies (insects and spiders). The SWRA will interact with researchers and the Schmidt biocontrol research team. The responsibilities will include data collection, data input, and for high achieving SWRA, will be assigned independent research projects that can be used for internships and for the presentation of scientific results at local and regional conferences.

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Work outside in mild to very hot conditions, and be capable of learning complex laboratory procedures (molecular biology techniques and entomology). Driving.

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Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time