Plant and Insect Field Technicians in Boyce, VIrginia

Subject: Plant and Insect Field Technicians in Boyce, VIrginia

The University of Virginia seeks four hourly Laboratory Technicians to assist with a research project at Blandy Experimental Farm studying factors that influence bumble bee colony growth. The technicians will work in teams and spend the majority of their time at field sites within an approximate 1-hour radius of Blandy. Two technicians will be responsible for vegetation surveys and pollen collection from plants, and two technicians will be responsible for pollen collection from live, foraging bees and for monitoring bumble bee colonies in the field.

Applicants must work well independently and have a professional attitude. Experience with plant surveys or working with insects is preferred. Technological experience with drones, remote sensing, or image analysis is preferred. Work will be 40 hours per week, starting in mid to late May and continuing for 10 weeks. Anticipated hiring range is $12-$13 per hour. Dormitory style housing on site may be available.

Blandy Experimental Farm is a 700-acre University of Virginia research facility situated in the northern Shenandoah Valley, about 10 miles east of Winchester and 60 miles west of Washington, D.C.

If you have questions about the position, contact David Carr, or T’ai Roulston,

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