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Michigan State University Technical Aide in Out of State, Michigan

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Technical Aide

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Work type:Support Staff

Pay Grade:00

Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Natural Science

Department:Kellogg Biological Station Nat. Sci. 10032500

Sub Area:CT- Clerical Tech.

Salary:Pay Commensurate with Experience

Location:Out of State


Position Summary(Basic Job Function)

This is a temporary or an on-call position. Provides technical support. Responsibilities may include computer programming or operations; research support; medical patient care; technical equipment maintenance, repair, fabrication or operation; or other technical support functions.

Unit Position Summary

We are hiring four field technicians for research in North Carolina on the St. Francis’ satyr butterfly. The St. Francis’ satyr is a federally endangered butterfly that is found only on the Ft. Bragg Army Installation in North Carolina. It is restricted to disturbance-dependent wetlands. Work will include daily monitoring of adult butterflies during flight periods, maintenance of restored habitat, captive-rearing and breeding of individuals from eggs to adults, vegetation surveys, and assistance with studies on butterfly behavior and plant demography. Start date May 15, 2021, end date August 15, 2021.

Desired Qualifications

Applicants must have or be working toward a bachelor’s degree in biology, fisheries and wildlife, or a related field. They must also be comfortable working outdoors all day in extreme heat and humidity and be willing to tolerate biting insects and the presence of venomous snakes. Candidates with previous field work experience will be especially favorably received.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Please include a cover letter describing why you are interested in and qualified for the position, resume, and the email address and phone number for two references.

Work Hours


Summary of Health Risks

Extreme heat and humidity will be encountered daily. Biting insects such as mosquitoes and ticks are present. Venomous snakes are encountered frequently.

Advertised:Jan 14, 2021Eastern Standard Time