Forestry Entomology Research Assistant

Hiring Organization: MSU Forest Entomology Lab
Employment type: Seasonal
Job Location: East Lansing, MI
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017

Interested in invasive species, forest health, entomology or the environment? 

Need a summer job? 

The MSU Forest Entomology Lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants to work during the 2017 summer field season (May to mid-August). Successful applicants will participate in a variety of research projects that focus on hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), emerald ash borer (EAB) and other exotic forest pests. This is a great summer employment opportunity for anyone with an interest in Michigan’s natural resources. Applicants selected for these positions will perform a variety of duties in the laboratory on campus and at field sites throughout Michigan. Laboratory activities include working with technicians and scientists to collect and process trap samples. At field sites, individuals will be checking insect traps, assisting with forest inventories and maintaining ash trees in a plantation and greenhouse. Additional duties will include general lab maintenance and data entry. 

Previous experience is not required. Anyone enthusiastic about the outdoors is encouraged to apply. Applicants will need to have a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record and must be able to work well with others and independently. 

Please send an email including your résumé and a short explanation of why you are the right person for this job to We will begin interviewing candidates after spring break in mid to late March. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Contact Info: 

James Wieferich 

Lab Manager 

Forest Entomology Lab 

Michigan State University 

Phone: 517-432-3494 


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