Lab Technician Job in Pollination Ecology

Subject: Lab Technician Job in Pollination Ecology

Lab Technician Job in Pollination Ecology

The Winfree Lab at Rutgers University ( invites applications for a lab technician position to process pollen samples for a study on the pollen diets of wild bees. The goals of the larger project are to determine the most important plant species supporting spring forest bee communities, and to explore scientific questions about bee biodiversity at large spatial scales.

This is a six month position that starts 23 Jan 2021 with exact start and end dates being somewhat flexible. The technician will be expected to work ten hours per week. Pay is $15 per hour.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Prepares and mounts pollen samples on microscope slides.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Manages data on sample preparation and slide making.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Helps to maintain supplies, lab space, and sample organization.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Provides assistance with insect specimen curation.
Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ May also assist with counting and identification of pollen samples using light microscopy.

Required Qualifications:
Experience with laboratory benchwork. Good fine motor skills, organizational skills, and communication skills. Ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications:
Extensive professional experience with laboratory benchwork. Experience with insect curation, microscopy, and/or pollen identification.

To apply, go to Ãf’Ò and click on Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeApply for this job.” Your application should include a Resume/CV (including contact information for minimum 2 references), and a cover letter (1 page max, size 12 font) detailing your interest in the position and why you feel you would be a good fit for the job. Direct all questions to Lucia Weinman (luciaraew at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Rutgers University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and
the Winfree Lab encourages applications from underrepresented groups.