The Gardiner Lab in the Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University is looking to hire several lab/field technicians for the coming field season. We are a landscape ecology lab based in Wooster, OH but we primarily conduct our research in the urban ecosystem of Cleveland, OH. Our NSF-funded research focuses on designing sustainable urban green spaces that are both cost-effective and better for the environment.
As one of our undergraduate researchers, you will gain both field and lab experience.
In the field, you might help establish experimental plots, set up insect traps, collect plant or insect samples, or maintain plots. Back at the laboratory, you might prepare equipment for different field work experiments, sort through samples and look for spiders or beetles, pin insect specimens, or help rear native bee larvae. We work hard, rain or shine, to collect our samples and are looking for undergraduates who can work effectively in outdoor settings, maintain positive attitudes, and who are detail orientated. A valid driver=E2=80=99s license is required.
At the end of your summer at the Gardiner Lab you can expect to gain:
-An increased knowledge of Ohio=E2=80=99s diverse insect and plant communities
-Skills in collecting unique arthropods including spiders, long legged flies, and bees
-A resume-building research experience and potential letters of recommendation for future jobs
Pay: $9.50/Hour (up to 38 hours/week)
Location: Wooster, OH @ OARDC
Timing: mid-May to mid-August, 2017
Email Chris Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> for more information or to submit your completed application! Applications Due March 20th! For best consideration please submit prior to this deadline but we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis after the due date.