Summer Research Assistant on Frogs in Pennsylvania

Amphibian ecology research assistants needed

We are looking to hire research assistants to work on a project investigating the effects of climate change, stress and disease on amphibian populations.  The positions will involve conducting field surveys and/or assisting with animal husbandry. Applicants must be available to work from May-August 2018, and the positions may be extended. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing or possessing undergraduate degrees in biology or related fields.

Job description.

Field and mesocosm and animal husbandry assistant in Linesville, PA: We are looking to hire 3 assistants to help with both field surveys of amphibians and maintenance of amphibians colonies in Linesville, PA at the University of Pittsburgh’s field station, the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology.  The animal husbandry will involve maintaining and monitoring a large-scale mesocosm experiment, including taking measurements, checking water levels/quality, and transporting metamorphosing animals, as well as maintaining animals in a field laboratory. The field research will involve amphibian surveys both at night and during the day at multiple sites per month.  Previous experience in husbandry and field research is desirable. A valid drivers license is required. Positions are paid hourly and housing in Linesville, PA is provided.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact details for two references to Dr. Laura Brannelly by March 16th, 2018. Please indicate for which position you are applying.

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