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2583Fwd: [ECOLOG-L] Job: Native Bee Field Assistant, Penn State

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  • Droege, Sam
    Jan 28, 2013
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      From: Katherine Ellis <katherine.ellis09@...>
      Date: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 4:08 PM
      Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Job: Native Bee Field Assistant, Penn State
      To: ECOLOG-L@...

      Native Bee Research Technician Needed

      Job Title:  Research Assistant/Technician
      Location:  Penn State University, State College, PA

      Job Description:
      Field and laboratory assistant needed to help with data collection for a Penn State Department of
      Entomology Master’s thesis project.  Research is focused on the contribution of flowering spring
      cover crops to local native bee communities in an organic agriculture setting.   Work will include
      both outdoor field work (80%) at Penn State University research farm and indoor laboratory work on
      campus (20%) sorting and identifying samples collected in the field.  Daily work will include visual
      pollinator observations, crop growth evaluations, setting and checking insect traps, sorting and
      curating bee samples.  Assistant will work alongside primary researcher but may be asked to work
      independently or temporarily assist with other organic agriculture research being conducted onsite.

      Required Qualifications:
      Ability to work outside for long periods of time
      Desire to learn insect group identification
      Attention to detail
      Valid U.S. driver’s license

      Desired Qualifications:
      Previous field work experience
      Insect collection experience
      Data entry experience (Excel)

      Job Details:
      Project runs from April 1 through June 28, 2013 with possible extension.  Part-time (20-40 hours a
      week, $10 per hour) depending on field schedule and availability, hours somewhat flexible but must
      be able to work at least some weekday mornings (8am – 1pm).

      To apply or to request further information please send short letter of interest to Katie Ellis at

      Bees are Not Optional