Department of Entomology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Full-time field/laboratory technician position available starting end of March or first week of April 2015 in the Kaplan Lab at Purdue University. The research technician will assist post-doctoral scientists and graduate students with research focused in ecology and entomology. Specific position activities include data collection and fruit harvesting of an experiment examining the efficacy of biological control in high tunnel production of tomatoes and cucumbers. Other position activities include using immunomarking techniques in insect predator mark-recapture studies, quantifying plant fitness, plant defensive chemistry and herbivore-induced plant volatiles, conducting insect surveys and D-vac sampling. The candidate will be responsible for
organizing and managing field work, data collection, sample preparation, data compilation and overall maintenance of laboratory and field supplies. The technician must hold a valid driver’s license so that they can travel between the lab and field locations; a vehicle will be provided.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated organizational skills, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, pay close attention to detail and ask questions for clarity. Previous experience in field-based research, especially insect identification, is desired but not required. To apply please e-mail the following materials to Laura Ingwell,

1) statement of interest, 2) CV, and 3) list of three references (names, email addresses, and phone numbers).
Include all materials in one Word or PDF file, and include your last name in the file name for immediate consideration.

Salary: $10/hour. End-date: October 2015 with the possibility of extension.

                                           Reviewing applications now until the position is filled.