Field and Lab Technician Jobs in Pollination Ecology

Field and Lab Technician Jobs in Pollination Ecology

The Winfree Lab at Rutgers University ( invites applications for two research technician positions to collect and process data on wild bees and the plants they pollinate in Great Lakes region National Parks. The goals of the larger project are to determine the most important plant species supporting spring forest bee communities, and to explore scientific questions about bee biodiversity at large spatial scales.

These are both 6-month positions that start 15 March 2018 and end 15 Sept, with exact start and end dates being somewhat flexible. Both technicians will assist with field work from March to June, and with curation of bee, plant and pollen specimens in the lab from June to September. Pay is $600 per week.

Required Qualifications:
Field research experience; willingness to work long hours outside in difficult conditions (humidity, sun, cold, mud, gnats/mosquitos); willingness to tent camp at remoter sites where housing is not available; ability to carry up to 40 lbs; maturity and ability to work independently; good communication skills; drivers’ license.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with field entomology, plant identification, curating insect and plant collections, and/or pollen identification.

To Apply: As a single PDF, send a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, your resume, and names and contact information for three references to: Lucia Weinman (luciaraew at Please use “Great Lakes Pollination Tech” as the subject line of the email. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Rutgers University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the Winfree Lab encourages applications from underrepresented groups.