Do you like working outside? Do cool bugs get you really stoked? Can you count? Then read on, we have a place for you in the Frank Lab!
This position will assist with several ongoing research projects that address the effects of climate change and urban heat on plant-herbivore interactions. The successful applicant will perform a mix of field and lab-based duties and have the opportunity to work on a variety of tasks, including:
- Counting insects in experiments
- Identifying insects under the microscope
- Assisting lab members with field work on urban trees
- Assisting with research on Integrated Pest Management, Biological Control, and Insect Ecology in a laid back, educational environment.
- Spring 2017: 8-20 hours/ week
- Summer 2017: 40 hours/ week
Prior experience working in a research lab is desirable but not required. Relevant background and skills include:
- Coursework in entomology, ecology, plant biology, or related field
- Experience identifying insects is a plus
- Must be able to work outdoors for extended periods in all weather conditions
- Must have a valid driver’s license
- Must be available full-time during the summer
How to Apply
Submit resume and cover letter to Annemarie Nagle (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line “Undergraduate Research Assistant: Urban Climate.” In your cover letter, please indicate why you are interested in the position; describe any relevant skills or experience; and list the times you are potentially available to work each day of the week. Applications will be considered as they are received until the position is filled.