Bee and Crop Pollination Research
The Mallinger lab is seeking to fill a part-time temp position for pollinator research project for the 2021 blueberry season.
We seek field and laboratory assistant to help in research project investigating techniques to improve pollinator habitat in blueberries. The majority of the work will be fieldwork, but these positions will also include laboratory work for sample processing, data entry, etc. Daily tasks may include: travel to field sites in university vehicle (travel time is paid), visual pollinator observations, pollination experiments, honey bee hive inspections, data entry, and measuring fruit yields.
- A bachelor’s degree in biology, entomology, botany, plant science, field ecology or related fields preferred but not required
- Valid U.S. driver’s license
- Ability to work outside for long periods of time in a variety of weather conditions
- Attention to detail and protocols
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Not allergic to bees or ants
- Ok working around bees and ants
- Insect identification in Hymenoptera or desired to learn
- Lifting equipment up to 40 pounds
- Pollen identification
- Communication skills and outreach education
Employment period: January 11 – April 9, 2021, with potential for earlier start and later end dates, depending on project needs
Part – time: 20 hours/week
Starting salary: $11.00/hour
Additionally, all research staff, including field techs, should be familiar with UF policies related to COVID-19. These include mask-wearing, physical distancing, and no eating or drinking while inside the research lab and vehicles. Face masks will be made available to all employees.
Additionally, only one research is allow per room to further enable safe interactions, and workflows have been adapted to ensure physical distancing guidelines can be followed during all shifts.
Send a cover letter and CV describing relevant and previous research experience in field ecology, why you want to work in the lab, primary interests, and potential start date to Shiala at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the names and email addresses of three references. Please send as ONE pdf and name the file “your name- Bee Field Technician.” Use “Bee Field Technician” as the emails subject.
Closes Jan 22th.
Shiala Morales Naranjo
UF-EYN- Mallinger Lab