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Cornell University

Bee taxonomy technician position

The McArt lab in the Department of Entomology at Cornell University is interested in hiring a technician with experience in bee taxonomy. The technician will work closely with personnel in McArt’s lab on an NIH-funded project that is investigating how pathogen transmission and disease spread occur in plant-pollinator networks. Duties will include sorting and identifying field-collected bee specimens and helping to dissect and prepare the specimens for pathogen screening. All specimens are collected from local field sites in New York, which is known to have a bee diversity of approximately 416 species. This is a 6-month position with possibility for longer-term renewal. Salary commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package included. While the position is based at Cornell, the technician will interact regularly with a cross-disciplinary group of Co-PIs and postdocs/grad students at UC Riverside, UMass-Amherst, NC State and the departments of Physics and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell.

Brief descriptions of the overall project can be found via the following links:

https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=9241579&icde=31240013&ddparam=&ddvalue=&ddsub=&cr=1&csb=default&cs=ASC

http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2016/06/scientists-examine-spread-disease-bees-nih-grant

Please contact Scott McArt () directly if you are interested in the position, including your CV, a brief 1-paragraph statement of interest and a list of 2-3 references.