The technician will assist primarily in the lab with processing insect samples, which includes extended time performing detail-oriented work as well as extensive microscope use. There will be occasional fieldwork as well that involves insect trapping. Projects the technician will be directly involved in relate to beetles (bark beetles, woodborers, and root-feeding beetles) and their associates and predators. The Jones Center provides a unique opportunity to learn about the longleaf pine ecosystem and to network with researchers in a wide variety of ecological disciplines. Qualified candidates will have at least some entomology experience or coursework with an interest in beetles and will be comfortable living and working in a beautiful but remote environment. More information on the Jones Center can be found at http://bit.ly/jonesctr. Housing provided if available (typically this has not been a problem).
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This position would be ideal for a recent graduate looking to get more research experience before applying to permanent positions or graduate school, although advanced undergraduates with relevant experience who would be able to work full-time on-site in southwest Georgia for 3-6 months may be considered. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019 for a 3-month contract with the possibility to extend dependent on performance.