I am looking for a research technician to join my lab group at the University of Pittsburgh. We study the evolution of coloration and color vision in invertebrates with a specific focus on the Lepidoptera. The major responsibility of the technician will be maintaining several large laboratory cultures of butterflies, both exotic and native. Strong organizational skills, personal initiative and attention to detail are essential attributes. Preference will be given to applicants who have prior research experience and are willing to commit to two years of employment.
This is a potentially long-term position in a growing lab group with opportunities for international fieldwork and authorship on publications.
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Department of Biological Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
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4249 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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JOB TITLE: Research Specialist – Color Evolution Research Group at the University of Pittsburgh
JOB DESCRIPTION: Research Specialist will work in a lab focused on the evolution of color ornaments and other sexual traits in invertebrates, including butterflies and spiders. Job duties will involve rearing and husbandry for maintenance of several laboratory-based populations of butterflies (native and exotic), including the preparation of artificial diets, growing of host plants and mating of adults i
n greenhouse areas. The research specialist will also play a key role in several planned selection experiments within these lab populations, as well as associated biochemical and spectrophotometric analyses. Other duties will include ordering of supplies, record keeping and the training of undergraduate assistants needed in some research areas. Strong organizational skills, personal initiative and attention to detail are essential attributes. Duties may include field work at nearby locations, the University’s Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology field station, and international locations in Africa and Asia.
QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree in a related subject is required. Prior research experience preferred. Preference will be given to applicants who are willing to commit to two years of employment.
DATE AND LOCATION: The position will be filled as soon as possible.
The Research Specialist will be based at the main Oakland campus of the University of Pittsburgh, in Pittsburgh, PA.
SALARY: Annual salary will start at $22,500 with full benefits.
INFORMATION AND QUESTIONS: For more about this job opportunity, contact Dr.
Nathan Morehouse (firstname.lastname@example.org). More information on the research group can be found at the following website:
TO APPLY: Further information about how to apply for t
his job can be found at the following website: https://www.pittsource.com/postings/57251.