Research Assistant: Kansas

Kansas State University
Manhattan KS
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$18.13/hour ($37,704 annually)
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
A research assistant position is available in laboratories of Dr. Tania Kim and Dr. Brian Spiesman in the Department of Entomology at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. We are looking for a researcher to help with projects related to understanding pollinator ecology in KS and sustainable solutions to bee health. We seek an individual that can assist with this project by sampling bees across Kansas, travel to museums and research lab collections to image specimens and work with taxonomists to identify specimens in Kansas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Iowa. Responsibilities: collect insect and plant samples over the summer, process insect samples during the fall and winter semesters, and assist with building computer vision technologies to identify insects including travelling to museums to collect images of pinned specimens, database management, and computer programing. Opportunities to mentor students are available if the researcher wishes to gain teaching/mentoring experience. This is a term position available until Sept 30, 2023. However, the duration can be extended based on funding and interest. Screening will begin ASAP until suitable candidate is found. For more information contact, Dr. Tania Kim (,, or Dr. Brian Spiesman (,
Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree Preferred Qualifications: B.Sc. in entomology, biology, conservation, or closely related field. Strong technical expertise in lab and field settings. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. A valid US driver’s license. Experience in insect ecology research, supervisory experience, strong statistical and spatial modelling abilities, programing skills. Other Requirements: Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
Contact Person
Tania Kim
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