RESEARCH TECHNICIAN (=Faculty Research Assistant) ~

27 de septiembre de 2007

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN (=Faculty Research Assistant)

Applications are invited for a Faculty Research Assistant to perform
ecological and entomological research in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel
Gruner at the University of Maryland, College Park. This is a
full-time contractual position, renewable on an annual basis, with
competitive salary and benefits.

Closing Date: Screening of applications will begin after September
28, 2007 and position will remain open until filled.

Department: Entomology

Salary Information: Salary commensurate with qualifications and
experience, beginning at $26,370; health benefits and possibility for
partial tuition remission; contractual non-tenure, full-time;
reviewed and renewable on annual basis.

Duties: Faculty Research Assistant will support several collaborative
projects in basic and applied ecological entomology in Maryland and
California, and will: conduct laboratory, greenhouse, and field
experiments; maintain plant, arthropod and nematode colonies; help to
identify and curate plant and arthropod specimens; enter data and
manage databases on a regular basis; order materials/supplies and
track lab expenses; maintain laboratory and greenhouse in working
order; assist graduate students and other personnel with research;
and oversee undergraduate student workers in these tasks.

Qualifications: A strong science background and B.S./B.A. degree in
ecology, entomology, agronomy, conservation biology or related
discipline is required. M.S. degree and 2+ years experience in
research or practical applications of research is preferred.
Candidate must demonstrate: coursework and hands-on experience in
ecology and evolutionary biology; capacity and interest in learning
new concepts and techniques, including collection and preparation of
specimens for identification, display, and storage; skill in both
verbal and written communication in English; computer literacy and
skill in managing, analyzing and evaluating data; ability to
multi-task and work both independently with minimal supervision and
cooperatively with others. Candidate must be willing to travel to
field sites in Maryland and California, must possess valid driver's
license, and must be willing to work outdoors, tolerating conditions
such as heat, wind, rain, and cold.

To Apply: Send CV, statement of relevant research experience and
interests, and contact information for 3 references as a single file
(MS Word or PDF) to: or by mail to Dr. Daniel
Gruner, Department of Entomology, 4112 Plant Sciences Building,
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Screening of
applications will begin after September 28, 2007 and position will
remain open until filled.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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