The Dale Urban Landscape Entomology Lab is looking for a part time undergraduate research assistant to help with fieldwork and lab sample processing associated with two ongoing research projects. One project is investigating how flowering plants within lawns affect predatory insects and pollinators in the urban landscape. The other project focuses on manipulating plant genotypic diversity as an integrated pest management tactic in lawns. Applicants should be interested in plant-insect interactions, pollination ecology, and sustainable insect pest management.
Start date: February or March 2021
Duration: Through spring semester at a minimum. Continuation through the summer, pending performance and availability.
Fieldwork duties: Deploying pitfall and pan traps, planting in greenhouse, greenhouse maintenance, sweep netting, and plant surveys. Applicant must be able to lift 40lbs and be able to withstand hot and humid conditions for several hours (the Florida summer is no joke!).
Lab duties: Sorting and identifying insects, pointing and pinning pollinator specimens.
· Experience with insect I.D. (preferably taken Principles of Entomology and/or Insect Classification)
· Previous experience with fieldwork preferred, but not necessary.
· Experience working with greenhouse irrigation, management, general maintenance preferred.
The Dale Lab is welcoming of all races, genders, and sexual orientations. We are a friendly and tight-knit lab, and we would love for you to join us! Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com no later than March 15th.