The Kaplan lab ( in the Department of Entomology at Purdue University is seeking a research assistant to help graduate students with laboratory and field work. The lab studies insect ecology within an agricultural context, and current projects emphasize integrated pest management and pollinator health, pest attraction to host plant volatiles and insect pheromones, and soil microbe contributions to plant health.

This is a full time (35-40hrs/week) position starting ASAP and ending in the summer of 2020. Start and end dates are flexible. Pay is commensurate with experience. This would be an ideal position for students recently completing their B.S. who are interested in gaining more research experience before going on to graduate school.

Qualifications: Interest in plants and insects, and relevant experience in entomology, ecology, and/or agriculture. Willingness to work long hours outdoors in hot weather. Valid driver’s license.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references via email to Christie Shee ([log in to unmask] ).