Each summer we hire undergraduate students to assist in the research projects going on in the lab. This summer we’ve got a bunch of exciting projects ramping up and are looking for undergrads to help out. We’re especially interested in recruiting students who are early in their college career and may be interested in working with us for several summers or conducting independent research in the lab in the future. This is a great opportunity to gain some research experience and interact with graduate students. Full job description below. Applications are due April 13th.
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Job announcement: Paid summer research positions available – Gratton Lab@UW-Madison: ecology, entomology, agriculture
The Gratton lab is hiring! We’re a multidisciplinary lab housed in the Entomology Department at UW-Madison, and we focus on the landscape ecology of insects – primarily beneficial ones like pollinators and natural enemies. We’ll be hiring multiple full- and part-time technicians for the summer field season, with the potential to stay on during the academic year for independent research experience. We’d like to encourage younger students (freshman and sophmores) to apply – no previous research experience is required. Our positions start at $10.00 / hour.
Students will assist lab members with work associated with field and lab research related to current research projects.
- Enjoy working outside for extended periods
- Have a general interest in biology, ecology, entomology, and/or sustainable agriculture
- Be comfortable around insects, including those that can sting
- Be a currently enrolled student
- Display a willingness to learn and work well both with teams and independently
- Have a valid driver’s license with no moving violations in the past 3 years
- Be available from ~May 20 – ~August 30 (let us know if you have planned vacations)
Current research projects include:
- Wild bee surveys in Wisconsin vegetable crops
- Flowering plant surveys in Central Wisconsin fruit and vegetable crops
- Bumble bee surveys across southern Wisconsin, including surveys for Rusty-patched bumble bees (federally endangered species)
- Insect specimen curation (pinning, identification, databasing)
- Assistance with laboratory bumble bee rearing and experiments
- Monarch butterfly surveys and habitat assessment
- Honey bee hive monitoring across southern Wisconsin
If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Hemberger (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Taylor Tai (email@example.com).
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