Utah State University

Research Technician - Rocky Mountain Biological Lab

City Outside UT. See WL address
Posted Date 7 months ago(3/16/2021 11:32 AM)
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Research (non-Faculty)
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Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
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Quinney College of Natural Resourcs
Ecology Center
Advertised Salary
$13.25 per hour


The Ecology Center is looking to hire a research technician to work at Rocky Mountain Biological Lab this summer for two months.


We are looking for someone who has some insect identification and microbiology experience, but most importantly we'd like to hire someone who is diligent and likes to learn new things quickly. The technician would spend half their time with Valerie Martin and half with Michael Stemkovski. The work will include netting for insects, conducting vegetation surveys, handling & identifying insects in a field setting, and microbial work in a lab setting. These tasks require good attention to physically small details.


Pay: $13.25/Hr., 40 work days total. Start/End dates: May 31- Jul 23 (tentative)



The work will occur at a rustic field station in Gothic, Colorado and will involve somewhat strenuous outdoor work. Applicants should be ready and excited to work in an outdoor setting in various weather conditions. The field station and our research group will have a Covid-19 safety protocol to which the research technician will be expected to adhere. Further questions about the position can be sent to Michael Stemkovski (m.stemkovski@gmail.com) and Valerie Martin (valerie.nmartin@aggiemail.usu.edu).



• High school diploma. (Some college or Bachelors degree preferred)
• Experience with insect, microbial, or other ecological or biological research. (preferred)
• Experience handling and distinguishing small objects. (preferred)
• Experience working in the outdoors. (preferred)

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$13.25 per hour


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

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Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


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