We are looking for a Research Assistant to support our research program on the biology and management of urban insect pests. The Research Assistant will assist other research personnel, graduate students, and the PI in research projects in urban entomology, often conforming to EPA guidelines for product registration. This will involve laboratory and field work on several insect species associated with human-built structures, including various pest ant species, termites, cockroaches, bed bugs and other pests of the indoor environment. Research projects will include studies of insecticide efficacy, behavior, ecology, and genetics of structural pests.
Applicants should have a B.S. or B.A. degree in the biological sciences. The ideal candidate will have two or more years’ experience working in a research laboratory, or an M.S. degree in a biological science with one year of hands-on experience in a laboratory, and will be familiar with the biology and control of insects and other arthropods associated with humans in the urban environment. Proficiency in the sight identification of insects and related organisms using microscopes and hand lens would be an advantage. Applicants should have the ability to write and transmit information by electronic media, in an accurate and timely manner.