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Evolutionary Ecology Laboratory Assistant

This is a paid ($8/hour) undergraduate research opportunity. The aim of this project is to test physiological limits of heat tolerance in the highly invasive gypsy moth. We will be conducting a laboratory experiment measuring ecologically relevant phenotypes in various temperature regimes and performing a genome-wide association of genomic regions to phenotypic variation within and among gypsy moth populations.

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Fund for the Public Interest

Make a difference on issues that matter this summer with the Fund for the Public Interest!

What are you planning to do with your summer? Do you want to make a real difference, working to protect the environment or public health? Do you want to gain real-world experience and pick up valuable skills? Do you want to make good money?

Apply for a job with the Fund this summer, and you could get all of that and more. We’re a national, non-profit organization that builds the people power for America’s leading environmental and social change organizations.

We’re hiring in over 30 cities across the country this summer to raise money and get thousands of people to take action. You’ll make a real difference on important issues. You may be working to help stop global warming, fight fracking, get factory farms to stop overusing antibiotics or standing up for clean water, just to name a few.

You’ll gain real-world experience and learn valuable skills. Making change happen isn’t easy, but history has shown time and again that when we build enough people power we can win. But to do that we need people who have the skills and leadership ability to get things done. And that’s what you’ll learn with the Fund.

We have a great training program. Training starts the first day, and it continues throughout your time on staff.

You will have the opportunity to learn how to lead a team, run news conferences, all while developing your public speaking skills, raising money and motivating people to get involved and take action. Skills that will be valuable, no matter what kind of job you want in the future.

And, you’ll make good money.

Many people are faced with a tough choice for how to spend their summer. Do I earn money by waiting tables, painting houses or making lattes, or do I take that unpaid internship so I can get real-world experience, or work on something I care about. You don’t have to make that choice.

You can make $4,500-$6,500 this summer while doing something you actually believe in. All while gaining the skills and experience you need to help you succeed in the future.

This is not your typical summer job, but if you’re looking for a great experience where you can make a real difference, and work with some great people along the way, then apply for a summer job with The Fund.

We will be holding information sessions and interviews on Virginia Commonwealth’s campus on Monday 3/21, Tuesday 3/22, and Wednesday 3/23.
Information session locations:
All sessions will be located in VCU Student Commons (907 Floyd Avenue) Metro Room on the 1st floor.

Wed Mar 23, 2016 – 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm
Thur Mar 24, 2016 – 10am, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm

To apply, please visit www.SummerJobsThatMatter.org or call 1-800-75-EARTH (753-2784).

Bee & Crop Pollination Research: Multiple Field Technicians Needed

The Isaacs Lab at Michigan State University
(www.isaacslab.ent.msu.edu) is seeking to fill
multiple positions for pollinator research projects for the 2016 season.

We seek field and laboratory assistants for
multiple research projects investigating the factors
affecting the abundance and diversity of bees in
Michigan fruit crops and mature wildflower
restorations, as well as techniques to improve
pollinator habitat in agricultural landscapes.
Work with honey bees and alternative managed bees
such as bumble bees or Osmia bees is
also possible. Depending on the specific project,
this will require extended stays at MSU field
research stations for a 3 week period in May
during fruit crop bloom as well as possible
overnight stays during sampling rounds
(accommodations at the field station are covered).
The majority of the work will be fieldwork, but
these positions will also include laboratory work
for sample processing, data entry, etc. Daily
tasks may include: travel to field sites in
university vehicle (travel time is paid), visual
pollinator observations, wildflower plant surveys,
pollination experiments, netting bees and other
insects, weed management, data entry,
measuring fruit yields, and labeling and curating bee specimens.

Required Qualifications:
Interest in field research in entomology, botany,
conservation biology, field ecology
Valid U.S. driver’s license
Ability to work outside for long periods of time
in a variety of weather conditions
Attention to detail and protocols
Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Desired Skills:
Insect collection and identification
Curation of specimens
Plant identification (especially wildflowers)
Restoration/habitat management (with herbicides and other techniques)
Lifting equipment up to 40 pounds
Pollen identification
Experience with data entry and analysis in Excel, SQL, and R

Job Details:
Employment period: May 1 ­ August 30, 2016, with
potential for earlier start and later ending,
depending on project needs
Full time: 40 hours/week
Starting salary: $11.00/hour

To apply:
Send a cover letter and CV describing relevant
and previous research experience in field
ecology, why you want to work in the lab, primary
interests, and potential start date. Include
the names and email addresses of three references. Send as PDF to Julia Brokaw
(brokawju@msu.edu) by February 26 with “Bee Field
Technician” in the subject line.