The Auburn University Bee Lab is seeking a highly motivated individual to provide professional research and extension assistance on activities related to insect pollinators. Our primary focus is on native bees. This is a multi-year project; however, the contract is for one year with the possibility of annual extensions depending on performance of the successful candidate and availability of funding.
Questions concerning the position should be directed to Dr. Geoff Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org); please include ‘Insect Pollinator Technician’ in the subject header.
Classified as a Carnegie R1 university, Auburn University is a public flagship land-grant institution with a student enrollment of more than 30,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 70 academic departments and performs graduate research and public service across a variety of program areas. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama, within 2 hours of the metropolitan areas of Birmingham, AL, and Atlanta, GA, as well as within 4 hours of scenic escapes like the southern Appalachians and the Gulf of Mexico. Auburn has been frequently included in U.S. News’ Best Places to Live in America, and it is Alabama’s fastest growing metropolitan area.
The Department: The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology is administered by the University’s historic College of Agriculture. It houses over 20 faculty, 5 support staff, and more than 50 graduate students, all of whom work towards executing the University’s research, instruction, and extension missions. Additional information can be found at http://enpp.auburn.edu.
The Laboratory: The University’s Bee Lab, known as AU-BEES, currently consists of five graduate students supported by one faculty member, one laboratory manager, one technician (focused on honey bees), and multiple undergraduate students and local stakeholders. Alongside our collaborators from across the globe, the AU-BEES team works toward promoting the health of bees and other pollinating insects through various research, instruction, and extension activities. Additional information can be found at http://aub.ie/bees.