This position ends on August 15, 2013 or 4.5 months after the effective start date. Subsequent continuation of the appointment depends on funding.
Position will assist in on-going research associated with the American Burying Beetle. They will specifically be responsible for maintaining and rearing individual beetles in the laboratory. Some field work will also be required.
Rearing and maintaining live beetles. Assist in specific aspects of research associated with beetles. Assist with field work.
Other related functions as assigned.
Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.
Bachelor's degree in biology or related field.
Experience with rearing and maintaining live cultures of insects. Experience with collecting insects in the field. Experience working with burying beetle or endangered species. Familiarity with basic software programs like M.S. Word, M.S. Excel and FileMaker Pro.
May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around standard office conditions May work around chemicals Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity