Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Lab Assistant 2 (9603C) 15591
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: March 9, 2021
The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management is a multidisciplinary program that recognizes the urgency of the challenges, and the enormous opportunities that may lead to transformative change. We have award-winning faculty in climate science, biodiversity, environmental policy, land use, and community outreach - all driven by a collective interest in our environmental future.
The Van Steenwyk laboratory conducts entomological research and evaluates reduced risk and organically approved insecticides for control of deciduous fruit, nut and vine pests as well as beneficial arthropods. After initial training, the successful candidate will assist senior staff in both field and laboratory studies. The successful candidate will work as a team member under the supervision of senior staff with field studies (trap monitoring, population sampling, pesticide applications, etc.) in the summer and data input and analysis in the winter as well as laboratory experimentation. In the summer, field studies may require departing from campus before 8:00 am and/or returning after 5:00 pm.
Conduct entomological field and laboratory trials of pests and beneficial arthropods on deciduous fruit, nut and vine crop
Conduct Insecticide tolerance studies of various insect pests of deciduous fruit, nut and vine crops
Inspect various deciduous fruit, nut and vine crops for insect damage
Apply insecticides for control of insect pests of deciduous fruit, nut and vine crops
Organize maintain, and statistically analyze data from the above studies
Prepare reports and presentations of the above studies
Maintain laboratory in a clean and organized manner
Ability to work in hot, dry conditions
Attention to detail
Experience in experimental biology
Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Experience with field data collection
Ability to work as a team
Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and two years of laboratory experience or two years of college including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and one year of laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position
BA or BS in a related field (and/or equivalent experience/training) with entomological course work and/or experience.
Salary & Benefits
This is an hourly (non-exempt) position. Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience (stepped rates).
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