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Assistant Specialist in Entomology

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The Department of Entomology at the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for an Assistant Specialist position. This full-time, fiscal-year position is initially for one year, with possibility of reappointment contingent on funding.

Basic Qualifications:

M.S. degree
Publication record

The Woodard Lab is seeking an Assistant Specialist to perform bumble bee research, to assist and lead experiments related to bee behavior, physiology, and nutrition. Applicants should have a M.S.; advanced expertise in bumble bee rearing; molecular techniques including DNA quantitation and spectrophotometric microplate assays; and field experience, including a background in botanical identification and pollinator research.

Applicants are required to provide a CV, statement of diversity, and contact information for three confidential references. All materials should be submitted through AP Recruit online at Review of applications will begin October 18, 2018. For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Hollis Woodard, Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside-

Advancement through the Assistant Specialists/non-Senate academic staff ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Job location

Riverside, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)