The Department of Entomology conducts research and educates people about the science of entomology, emphasizing the systematic, biodiversity, biology, ecology and importance of insects and their relatives in relation to human welfare, and the maintenance of a healthy environment.
Major Areas of Accountability (with percentages):
60% - Assist in designing research projects; independently plan and perform complex multi-step experimental analyses; record all experimental protocols and data; organize and interpret experimental results.
10% - Oversee the use of laboratory equipment, training personnel/volunteers and maintaining equipment as needed.
10% - Perform everyday tasks such as laboratory cleanup, replenishing supplies as needed, remove hazardous and chemical waste.
5% - Prepare labs by purchasing appropriate equipment and supplies. Organize and set up equipment for research projects.
15% - Insect and plant husbandry, such as maintaining colonies, diet and food preparation, collection of immatures/adults, sexing, collecting from field and tabulating.
Bachelor's degree in entomology plus one (1) year of elated experience, or a combination of related education and relevant work experience equal to five (5) years.
Insect husbandry experience, data entry/analysis and summary with Excel and statistical software including graphs and tables for presentations.
Preferred Qualifications Master’s degree in entomology or a related field.
Experience working in a biosecturity level 2 laboratory, experience with insect cold hardiness research, and experience rearing insects (pests and parasitoids).
Ability to communicate effectively with writing and speaking.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.