Student Research Assistant

Location: East Lansing, MI
Deadline: December 31, 2016

2016 Landis Lab Position Available
Join Our Team!!

The Landscape Ecology and Biological Control Lab is seeking applicants for a full or part-time research assistant position starting as early as December 2016, with secure funding from December – April and possible full-time work during the summer. A multi-year commitment is encouraged, but not required. Applicants must be prepared to work with insects, as a part of team members or alone, and hold a valid driver’s license. Winter hours are flexible and we will work around your class schedule. Wages are based on experience but start at $10/hr. Students with coursework, experience or career plans in plant sciences, ecology, agroecology, zoology, wildlife, or entomology and applicants with insect identification skills are preferred and will be selected for.

Impacts of Bioenergy Crops on Beneficial Insects

As part of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, we are investigating the potential impacts of bioenergy crops on insect biodiversity and ecosystem services. Our experiments explore the impact of herbivores on biofuel crop production, and the role of generalist predators, such as ants, on ecosystem services in grasslands. Successful applicants will work as part of a team to prepare lab experiments, sort samples, and identify insects.

 

To apply please e-mail current resume and 2 references to Julia Perrone at perrone5@msu.edu