Lab Technician Positions Available Part-time Spring and Full-time Summer

The Landis Insect and Landscape Ecology lab is seeking undergraduate technicians for lab work this semester and/or field work during the summer 2019. The spring semester lab help is needed to assist in processing soil arthropod samples. This research project is being done in collaboration with the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center investigating the multi-trophic effects of arthropods on soil carbon sequestration in bioenergy cropping systems. Applicants should be comfortable working in a lab setting and using microscopes, as well as show independence and motivation to learn. Students with coursework, experience or career plans in entomology, invertebrate zoology, ecology or related fields and arthropod identification skills are preferred. Primary responsibilities will include sorting specimens into morpho-groups, soil arthropod identification, and data entry. There will also be opportunities to work on other insect ecology projects as the semester progresses and potentially throughout the summer. Semester work schedules and hours are flexible to work with applicants’ course schedules, though a minimum of 10 hours per week is preferred. Those who can continue through the summer field season are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants only interested in summer work are also encouraged to apply! Wages are based on experience but begin at $11 per hour.

Please email resume and 2 references to Elizabeth D’Auria at dauriael@msu.edu Review of applications will begin January 10th 2019 and continue until we hire.