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Summer Research Assistant positions in the Berry Crops Entomology Lab at MSU

Duration: Early May to late August 2023. Possibility of extension into the fall.
Salary: Full time: 40 hours/week, $15.00/hour
Location(s): Positions available on campus (East Lansing) or in West Michigan (Fennville)

Spend your summer studying insect pests and pollinators on berry farms throughout
Michigan. Daily tasks include insect scouting/trapping at farms and research stations, fruit
damage assessments, pollinator observations, data entry, insect rearing, and labeling and
curating insect specimens. Travel to field sites is in a university vehicle (travel time is paid).
Please refer to our website for details on our lab's dedication to diversity, equity, inclusivity,
and justice.
More info at: www.isaacslab.ent.msu.edu

Required Qualifications:
• Interest in entomology, biology,
agriculture, or related fields
• Valid U.S. driver’s license
• Ability to work outside
• Attention to detail and protocols
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Desired Skills:
• Field research and/or lab experience
• Data entry and analysis
• Insect collection and identification
• Plant and/or pollen identification
• Lifting equipment up to 40 pounds
• Ability to communicate with a wide variety of people, including scientists and growers

To apply: Send a full CV and a cover letter describing relevant research experience and
primary interests. Include the names and email addresses of up to three references. For
campus-based positions send application as one PDF to Jackie Perkins (albertj9@msu.edu) by
Feb 25, 2023. For Information on positions located in West Michigan (Fennville), contact
Steve Van Timmeren (vantimm2@msu.edu).