Research technician position available

The Biology lab of Peter Hudson and Kurt Vandegrift seeks a full time research technician to assist with a NSF funded project examining the virus communities of small mammals and their tick parasites. The position requires a Bachelor degree in biology or ecology as well as experience trapping, handling and sampling small mammals (mice, flying squirrels, chipmunks etc). A rigorous knowledge of lab practices and handling biological samples is also required. Experience with retro-orbital sinus bleeds is also preferred. Applicants should be in great physical condition and be able to hike up to 4-5 miles a day in various weather conditions with about 10 pounds of gear. They should be tolerant and knowledgeable about ticks and other biting insects. The applicant must also be able to lead a team of undergraduate researchers in the field and in the lab. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties. A valid driver`s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. This is a full time salaried position that may require occasional night and weekend work. We hope to hire someone to start in mid to late April 2018 and will accept applications until a qualified applicant is hired. Interested applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter detailing how they are qualified and why they desire the position, (2) a resume/CV, and (3) contact information for 3 professional references. Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This is a fixed term position funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.  Please email application materials as a single pdf to: