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Laboratory Assistant 1 University of California Riverside

  • Date Posted February 05, 2024
  • Location Parlier, CA
  • Category Agriculture / Education
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

The Wilson Lab is an agroecology lab with an applied entomology research and extension program focused on the development, evaluation and adoption of integrated pest management (IPM) practices for orchards and vineyards. We use approaches from the molecular to the landscape scale, and engage with the intertwined ecological, agronomic, social and political-economic dimensions of California agriculture. While we’re affiliated with the Dept. of Entomology at the University of California – Riverside (UCR), our group is based off-campus at the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center (near Fresno, CA). Our studies span multiple crops and pests, but we primarily work in orchard and vineyard agroecosystems with an emphasis on biological control, mating disruption, sterile insect technique, habitat diversification and landscape ecology. For current projects and more information, see our lab website (http://treecrops.ucr.edu/).

Job description We’re currently recruiting for 3-4 lab assistants (i.e. Laboratory Assistant 1) to help carry out field and laboratory research projects at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center (Parlier, CA). We ask for a minimum 1-year commitment with possibility for renewal. This is a dynamic position that involves a combination of field, laboratory and greenhouse work. Lab Assistants will work as a team with the Lab Manager, who will schedule and generally coordinate day-to-day work operations. Lab Assistant duties include a combination of field- and lab-based activities, such as establishment and maintenance of experiments, collection of insect and plant material from field research sites, upkeep of laboratory insect colonies, plant production for lab trials, and sorting/identifying insects and plants from field sampling events. Depending on the time of year, applicants should be prepared to work 1-3 days per week outside at field research sites (i.e. lots of activity under hot, sunny conditions in California’s Central Valley). Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions
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DeadlineFebruary 19, 2024

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