JOB: Research Assistant- Native Bees and Crop Pollination, University of Vermont


Location: Chittenden County, Vermont. 
Duration: May 10 – July 10. 
Deadline: 8 April 2013.  
Description: Seeking 3-4 research technicians to assist in a study of native bee pollination of blueberry crops in Vermont. Duties include: sampling pollinator abundance, collecting bee specimens, conducting vegetation surveys, performing pollination experiments, and specimen processing and curation. Technicians will gain valuable research experience in a field setting, working directly with the study’s leader, Taylor Ricketts, and a lead technician. Must be available to work 3-5 days a week, Monday through Saturday. Successful applicants will have: A strong interest in field biology, native bees, and landscape or community ecology; willingness to work outdoors rain or shine; acute attention to detail; ability to work well with others; flexible availability. Previous field research experience and your own car are preferred but not required. Compensation commensurate with experience, ranging from paid positions to valuable internship opportunities. 

Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter including their availability, previous field experience, and interest in the project along with a resume to: ANNA BEAUCHEMIN (Email: Applicants will be reviewed until all positions are filled.

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