The Ledón-Rettig lab investigates the causes and consequences of phenotypic plasticity using amphibians as models. We are currently seeking a research assistant 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.
Applicants must be comfortable with computers (e.g., Microsoft Excel) as well as handling frogs and insects. Good organizational skills and attention to detail are essential. This is a relatively active position; applicants must be able to stand for extended periods and lift a 25-lb bag of sand. Pay is $10.50/hour and the workload is 10-15 hours/week. Availability during the summer and academic year is required. The ability to join the lab for several years is preferred, especially for those candidates interested in pursuing a research project. Please contact Cris Ledón-Rettig for questions regarding the position (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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