The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center invites applications for the Entomology/ Microbiology Lead Technician position. The employee will supervise and assist primarily in conducting studies of insect and fungal diversity, interactions and functional roles in longleaf pine forests.

The 28,000-acre Research Center is located approximately 30 miles south of Albany, Georgia. The Center’s research, education, and conservation programs focus on ecology and natural resource management. The site includes 16,000 acres of longleaf pine forests, over 1,000 acres of wetlands, and 26 miles of stream and river ecosystems. Further information about the Jones Ecological Research Center can be found on the web site at www.jonesctr.org.


Job Requirements: Duties will include collecting and identifying insects and fungal cultures from trees and surrounding substrate, preparing, isolating into pure culture and analyzing samples; measuring diversity of insects and microbes in forest stands and understory; measuring interactions of insects and fungi with trees and understory plants, and maintaining a culture and insect collection. Duties will also include field crew supervision, data entry, and creation of data summaries, graphics, and elementary statistical analyses. Desired qualifications include interest in entomology and microbiology of southern pine forests; ability to learn to identify common insects and fungi of trees, shrubs and understory plants of the southeastern coastal plain; ability to use sterile isolation equipment such as biological safety cabinets, dissecting microscopes and compound microscopes; experience with statistical software such as SAS or R; a strong organizational ethic; ability to use spreadsheets and databases for data entry; and sufficient stamina for full-day outdoor data-collection work in summer in the southeast.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in entomology, mycology, microbiology or a related science.

Wages: Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Also included is a competitive benefits package.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, list of three references with contact information, and the date they are available to begin working to: jobs@jonesctr.org Subject line: Entomology/Microbiology Lead Technician, or by mail to: Entomology/Microbiology Lead Technician, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, 3988 Jones Center Drive, Newton, GA 39870, or FAX to (229)734-4707, Attn: Entomology/Microbiology Lead Technician.

For additional information regarding the position contact Dr. Kier Klepzig by email kier.klepzig@jonesctr.org or (229) 734-4706 Ext. #224. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Ichauway, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/E-Verify Employer.

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Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Ichauway, Inc.
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Dr. Kier Klepzig
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