The Landscape Ecology and Biological Control Lab
Employment type: Seasonal
Job Location: East Lansing, MI
Application Deadline: June 28, 2019
The Landscape Ecology and Biological Control Lab (entomology) is seeking applicants for several campus-based, full-time summer research assistant positions. Projects include topics such as predator-prey interactions, monarch butterfly and pollinator conservation, and biofuel landscape ecology. Applicants must be prepared to work outdoors, in all weather conditions, with team members or alone, and must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to occasionally drive 1-3 hours to field sites in university vehicles. Tasks may include but are not limited to collecting and looking for insects, taking detailed notes, taking soil cores, identifying organisms using a microscope, growing plants in the greenhouse, and maintaining live insect colonies. These jobs are not likely to be compatible with taking summer classes. Wages are based on experience but start at $11/hr. Full time (May-August, possible part-time during the school year) with multiple year commitment encouraged, but not required. Students with coursework, experience or career plans in ecology, agroecology, zoology, wildlife, entomology or plant sciences; and insect or plant identification skills preferred.