Summer Research Assistant positions in the Berry Crops Entomology Lab at MSU

Where: Isaacs Lab, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Duration: Early May to late August 2020. Possibility of extension into the fall.

Salary: Full time: 40 hours/week, $12.00/hour

Spend your summer studying insect pests and pollinators on berry farms throughout

Michigan! Daily tasks include insect scouting/trapping at farms and research stations, fruit

damage assessments, pollinator observations, data entry, insect rearing, and labeling and

curating insect specimens. Travel to field sites is in a university vehicle (travel time is paid)

and overnight stays at Michigan State University field research stations are possible (accommodations at the field station are covered). More info at:

Required Qualifications:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Interest in entomology, biology, agriculture, or related fields

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Valid U.S. driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Ability to work outside for long periods of time

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Attention to detail and protocols

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Desired Skills:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Field research and/or lab experience

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Experience with data entry and analysis

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Experience with insect collection and identification

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Experience with plant and/or pollen identification

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Lifting equipment up to 40 pounds

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Ability to communicate with a wide variety of people, including scientists and growers

To apply: Send a full CV and a cover letter describing relevant research experience

and primary interests. Include the names and email addresses of up to three

references. Send as one PDF to Jackie Perkins ( by March 27,