Field research assistants with mammals ~

29 de marzo de 2011

Field research assistants with mammals

June 1 to August 26

1-2 field assistant positions are available for a study of the role of mammals
in the transmission of Lyme disease on Block Island, Rhode Island.
Responsibilities will include live-trapping small mammals (predominantly mice)
on Block Island, collecting ticks on Block Island and potentially at other
Southern New England locations, and possibly laboratory work (DNA extraction,
Polymerase chain reaction, and gel electrophoresis) at Yale University School
of Public Health in New Haven, CT. This is a great opportunity for someone
looking to get experience and make connections with researchers in disease
ecology, an interdisciplinary and growing field.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have previous field experience, preferably with
live-trapping, handling, and identification of small mammals. Applicants
should be able to carry loads of up to 50 lbs. while hiking over rugged terrain
in potentially hot weather. Applicants must have a vehicle.
LOGISTICS: Salary is $300/week. Housing will be provided and mileage is covered.
APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email
addresses of 2 references to corrine.folsom AT Hiring will begin
immediately and positions will remain open until filled.

Corrie Folsom-O'Keefe
Research Assistant
Diuk-Wasser Lab
Yale School of Public Health

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