Summer Undergrad Assistant - Vegetable Entomology

Hiring Organization: Entomology Department
Employment type: Seasonal
Job Location: East Lansing, MI
Application Deadline: March 11, 2019

No summer plans yet? Interested in gaining research experience? Check out this opportunity: 

Job description:

several full time undergraduate research assistant positions are available for Summer 2019 in the Entomology Department. You will participate in conducting research in the field and the lab; setting up experiments, collecting insects and data. You will often travel in MSU vehicles (travel time is paid) to research sites across Michigan. Research will focus on ecology, biological control, pollination, organic farming, insect vectors, and crop scouting. We are also interested in hiring people with an interest/experience in molecular biology. Through this experience you will get to know researchers, learn how to conduct ecological experiments, identify some insects, process data, collaborate in a research team, work independently; all of this will help you build your scientific resume. 

Job details: 

starting salary is $11.00/hr, approx. 40 hours/week. Employment period is May through August with some flexibility on start and end dates. 

To apply: 

Please email your updated resume and a short description of why you are interested in working with us to Zsofia Szendrei szendrei@msu.edu by 03/11/2019. Please put ‘Summer Undergrad Assistant’ in the subject line of the email. Please also indicate in the email if and when you are planning on taking time off during the summer and if you are taking classes during the summer that require you to be on campus at specific times.

Required qualifications:

valid U.S. driver’s license, ability to drive for several hours at a time, ability to work outside for long periods, attention to detail, ability to work in teams and independently.

Desirable skills:

Interest in insects, ecology and agriculture will be helpful. Candidates should be enthusiastic, willing to work flexible hours and enjoy working outside. Experience working with insects and Excel is a plus.

 For more information visit: http://vegetable.ent.msu.edu

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