Subject: Seasonal Job Announcement: Biological Science Technician

Description:
USDA-ARS Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory: Our research
focus is insect ecology with a commitment to improvement of pest management.
Our work involves the evaluation of environmentally-friendly tactics such as
native biological controls, deployment of aggregation pheromones, and changes
in cultural practices, emphasizing solutions for small farms and gardens in
urban agriculture.

Position Summary: Seasonal Biological Science Technicians are needed to
assist with lab and field research on vegetable insect pests and their
natural enemies, including experimental plot set-up, data collection and
processing, stink bug and parasitoid experiments, insect colony maintenance,
and laboratory maintenance. Technicians will participate in both field and
laboratory experiments including: stink bug aggregation pheromone bioassays,
sentinel egg deployment for detection of natural enemies, and other
experiments.

Required Qualifications: Valid driver’s license; physically able to handle
strenuous field work in the summer; experience assisting with agricultural
field research is strongly desired. Must be US citizen.

Pay Range: GS grades 1 through 5, ($10.97 to 16.90 per hour) with no
benefits. Pay commensurate with experience.

Proposed Start Date: During May or early June, 2016

How to apply for this position: Please submit cover letter and resume
including availability to [log in to unmask] by March 25, 2016.

Contact Person: Don Weber
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