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Paleontological Research Institution
1259 Trumansburg Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850
Ithaca/Tompkins County
Biodiversity Data Assistant
Job Classification Level:
Level II
Employer Type:
Community Work Study Program Employer
Brian Gollands
Job Description:
Purpose of the student's job and their duties and responsibilities:
The Paleontological Research Institution is a world-class institution of science, culture, & education. We are looking for help in our project, The Insects of the Cayuga Lake Basin. The goal of the project is to build online resources that summarize and make available to a wide public audience information on the biodiversity of the Cayuga Lake Basin. The project is combining previously published data with new insect collections to compile a list of local species. Responsibilities will range from proofing and correcting data from print publications to preparing insect specimens for identification by entomologists.

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Required Qualifications/Skills/Experience:
We require a person who is careful while doing repetitive work, such as proofreading our species data, and has experience working with Microsoft Excel or Apple Numbers. Also, specimen preparation will require care and a gentle touch when pinning or placing the insects in alcohol. No previous experience is required, but is a plus. We can teach you what you need to know. This is an ideal opportunity for learning about the diversity of insects!
Work Schedule:
To be determined.
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How to Apply:
Send a letter of application and CV to: Brian Gollands,, Subject line:
“Biodiversity position”. Include names and email addresses of 3 references.
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