Tick Lab Students

Students working in the Tick Lab are an integral part of our research program.  Check out Our Team page to learn about the students who help make our projects successful.

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER RESEARCH ASSISTANTS!

Western Connecticut State University’s Biological & Environmental Sciences department is accepting applications for seasonal Summer Research Assistants to conduct research activities in the WCSU Tickborne Disease Prevention Laboratory. The primary focus of the research is to investigate new tactics for preventing tickborne disease in residential environments.  Students are provided the opportunity of working with scientists and contributing to new knowledge about tickborne disease prevention.

Research assistants will collect tick samples at study locations in Fairfield County, as part of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded study.   Other duties will include cataloging samples, entering data, identifying and quantifying arthropods, and other study duties as necessary. The applicant must be available from mid-May through the first week of August.
Minimum Qualifications:  must be an undergraduate student studying biology (or related field), have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be willing to work primarily outdoors but also in the laboratory, have a car that can be used for transportation to study locations (mileage will be reimbursed).  Candidates should also be able to work independently, have strong verbal and written communication skills, possess excellent organizational skills, have working knowledge of PC and Mac computers and MS Office programs, and have a professional demeanor.

Work Hours, Salary & Benefits: $12.00 per hour, for 30-35 hours per week.  WCSU is a dynamic, diverse workplace, the proven ability to work effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures is highly valued. This position is ideal for students considering graduate work or future careers in biology, ecology, epidemiology, or environmental science.

Application Process: Interested applicants must apply via email by submitting a cover letter, which should include the contact information for (2) current professional references and a resume, as one (1) complete file (PDF or Word format only) and not via multiple attachments to: hrpositions@wcsu.edu.  In email subject line of reference: Your Last Name – Tick Lab Research Assistant.  Applications are due no later than March 13, 2017.  Late applications will not be accepted.

UPDATE:  ALL POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED FOR SUMMER 2017.  CHECK BACK EARLY NEXT YEAR FOR SUMMER 2018 OPPORTUNITIES!