research technician jobs in pollination ecology, Lafayette, LA

The Genung Lab at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (see is advertising 2-3 research technician positions for the spring and summer of 2020, to research native plant and pollinator communities in the Gulf Coastal Prairie.

The research technician positions would run for ~18 weeks (approx. 13 April – 14 August) at 40 hours per week, and would pay $11-14 per hour, depending on qualifications. The exact dates are flexible and open to discussion, especially if the proposed dates interfere with classes.

The job primarily involves field work to collect bees from prairie habitats in southern Louisiana, plus associated data processing and curation (data recording, insect pinning and identification, etc.).

Required Qualifications: Field research experience; willingness to working outside in hot, humid conditions; ability to carry up to 40 lbs; drivers’ license; no known bee sting allergy; maturity and ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with field entomology and/or botany; experience curating insect and plant collections; personal vehicle.

Applications are due by 26 January 2020. Interviews will follow within two weeks of the deadline.