OPS Greenhouse/Lab Tech

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Work type: Temp Full-Time
Location: Polk
Categories: Biology/Life Science
Department:60731000 - AG-CREC-ENTOMOLOGY

Classification Title:

OPS Greenhouse/Lab Tech

Job Description:

A position in an entomology laboratory is immediately available in the Department of Entomology at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center in the lab of Dr. Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski. for motivated current undergraduate or recent graduates (AA/BS), preferably with experience in biological or horticultural sciences. This can be part-time during the school year, but prefer full time availability, especially during the summer. For part time, applicants whose course schedule allows for at least three 8 hour days during class semesters are preferred. The work involves ongoing research projects pertaining to the biology and management of citrus insect pests. The position will involve greenhouse and lab components. The individual fulfilling this position is expected to assist in the maintenance of plant and insect cultures. Other responsibilities include collection of data related to research objectives, including PCR detection of insect and plant genes and maintenance of cell lines. Applicants must exhibit willingness to learn new techniques as needed. This full-time position can start immediately. The position is located at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Extension Center, Department of Entomology and Nematology, Lake Alfred, FL. Interested candidates may submit curriculum vitae with contact information for three references, and cover letter to Dr. Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski via email to pelzstelinski@ufl.edu. The University of Florida is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Expected Salary:

$15.00 per Hour

Minimum Requirements:


Preferred Qualifications:

Undergraduate or recent graduate (AA/BS), preferably with experience in biological or horticultural sciences.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

   In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume with contact information for three references." 

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: "No"


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