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Plant-pollinator Research Technician

by Ivara J. Roth on April 3, 2019

The Genung Lab at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (http://genunglab.com) is advertising 2 research technician positions for the summer of 2019. Positions are available May 13 and can run for up to 20 weeks, but the start and end dates are very flexible. Pay is $10-15 per hour, depending on qualifications.

Research will contribute to two related projects: (1) Plant-pollinator networks of the Cajun Prairie and (2) Effects of sequential pollinator visits on pollination effectiveness. The job involves field and lab work in pollination ecology, primarily vacuum/net collection of pollinators and pollen deposition experiments.

Required Qualifications: Field research experience; willingness to working outside in very hot, humid conditions; ability to carry up to 40 lbs; drivers’ license; no known bee sting allergy; maturity and ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with field entomology and/or botany; experience curating insect and plant collections; personal vehicle.

Example Qualifications for Higher Salaries: Demonstrable knowledge of eastern US bee identification, experience mentoring undergraduates, demonstrable experience with managing high-quality scientific data (and checking data for undergraduates/technicians).

To Apply: As a single PDF, send a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, resume, and names and contact information for three references to: Mark Genung (mark.genung at louisiana.edu) Please place “2019 Pollination Tech” in the subject line of the email. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. 

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