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Research Assistant: Butterflies and Ecology – Tufts University

by Kris Pieper on April 14, 2015

The Crone Lab in Tufts University’s Department of Biology is hiring a field assistant to coordinate field research with butterflies. This position is based at Tufts University (Somerville/Medford campus). The position is full time from early June through August.  There is an option to continue part-time (10-20 hours/week) during the academic year, dependent on summer performance.

The successful candidate must have excellent organizational skills, willingness to work long days outside in all kinds of weather, an appropriate level of physical fitness for field work (e.g., ability to carry ~ 40 lbs and to run in tall grass over uneven ground), and a clean driving record and two years of driving experience.

Preference may be given to candidates who have experience doing field research, and interest in theoretical ecology.  Continued employment during the academic year will require aptitude for and interest in computer work (statistics and programming).

Pay is $15-20/hour, depending on experience.  The position is open until filled.  Review of applications will start on April 15.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV (or resume) and names of 3 references to

Elizabeth Crone

Department of Biology
Tufts University
163 Packard Ave
Medford MA 02155

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