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The Ledon-Rettig lab investigates the causes and consequences of phenotypic plasticity using amphibians as models.
We are currently seeking a research assistants whose primary responsibilities will be maintaining a colony of desert frogs, although other research activities will additionally be required. Frog colony maintenance includes cleaning frog habitats and feeding frogs (handling crickets). Research activities include setting up frog breedings and tadpole microcosms, as well as feeding and measuring tadpoles (e.g., behavioral, morphological, and endocrine measures). There is the potential for developing independent research projects in addition to performing regular duties.
High school diploma or GED.
Basic computer skills (including with applications such as Microsoft Excel). Good organizational skills and attention to detail. Comfortable handling frogs and insects.
The ability to join the lab for several years is preferred, especially for those candidates interested in pursuing a research project.
Working Conditions / Demands
This is a relatively active position; the research assistant should be able to remain stationary for extended periods and move/transport a 25 pound bag of sand.
$10.50 per hour.
5-15 hours per week. Availability during summer weekends is required, although specific dates are negotiable.
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