Job Announcement: Undergraduate research quantifying insect biodiversity and trophic structure of agricultural food webs

Woody perennial polyculture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Harmon-Threatt lab at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking a motivated, hardworking undergraduate student to join our team for the spring 2020 semester. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Karl Roeder on a recently funded project examining if multifunctional woody polycultures increase insect biodiversity and food web stability.

The position will mostly involve sorting insects to family, measuring traits of insects, and preparing samples for carbon and nitrogen stable isotope analysis. Experience in insect identification is required, however training will be provided. The candidate must be well organized, keep meticulous datasheets, and be comfortable working in Microsoft Excel.

This successful candidate’s wages will be $10/hour and they will be expected to work 10 hours per week during standard business hours (M-F, 8 am to 5 pm). Scheduling is otherwise flexible and will accommodate the student’s class schedule and U of I holidays/breaks. There is also the potential for continued employment through the summer if desired. To apply, send your resume and a short cover letter describing why you are interested in the position and why you are a strong candidate to Karl Roeder;

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