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Job Posting ID# 62920


Job Specifics

Term:
Academic
Worksite:
6119 Comstock Hall
Region:
Cornell Campus
Title:
Lab assistant
Description:
The laboratory of Dr. Ann Hajek in the Department of Entomology studies insect pathogenic fungi and nematodes as biological control agents for notorious invasive insect species such as the Asian longhorned beetle, gypsy moth, brown marmorated stink bug, and spotted lanternfly.

Laboratory assistants will care for insect colonies, collect live insects from rearing cages and the field, dissect insects to look for pathogens, and use sterile technique to culture organisms.

The successful candidate(s) will pay strong attention to detail and follow instructions, but also may assist in problem-solving and developing new methods. Must have excellent communication skills and work well with others. Must be willing to work indoors and outdoors, and infrequently lift heavy objects. Must be physically able to use microscopes. Preference is given to students who have held a Driver’s License for 3 years prior to employment. (Personal vehicle NOT required.)

Assistants are scheduled for 6-10 hours per week. This position requires a commitment to sometimes work independently for on Saturdays and/or Sundays, depending on the experiments that are ongoing. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to both Dr. Eric Clifton (ehc87@cornell.edu) and David Harris (dch92@cornell.edu).
Special Requirements:
Must be willing to work indoors and outdoors, and infrequently lift heavy objects. Must be physically able to use microscopes. Preference is given to students who have held a Driver’s License for 3 years prior to employment.
Work Schedule:
A weekly schedule will be arranged to fit with the student's class schedule. Typically, the student works for a few hours on 2 or 3 weekdays. Students may sometimes be asked to help on the weekends.
Weekly Hours:
6 - 10
FWS Required:
No
Positions Available:
2
Paid:
Yes
Wage:
11.10
Employment Start Date:
08/29/2019
Employment End Date:
05/15/2020

Career Field Information

Career Field:
All Majors - opportunities open to everyone
Career Field:
Agriculture Sciences
Career Field:
Research Opportunities