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  • Undergraduate Hourly Lab Assistant (up to 2 positions)

    Position:  Undergraduate student hourly


    Rate:  $12/hour


    Availability:  September 24, 2018 through December 31, 2018



    Glassware cleaning and laboratory housekeeping. Sample processing and preparation for experiments that include solid-liquid separations and size/solids fractionation. Perform physical and chemical testing of manure samples that include solids content, volatile matter, carbon measurements, acid titrations, and major anion/cation measurements Implement acidification experiments with manure samples. Data processing and reporting to supervisor. Perform other experiments and analysis on an as needed basis.



    Please send resumes to:


    John Scott


  • Southern Illinois Program Director (The Nature Conservancy)

    The Southern Illinois Program Director defines conservation priorities and long-term conservation strategies. Develops and manages opportunities for conservation partnerships, collaborations, and community engagement with local, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and private entities. Seeks out and manages public/private partnerships and grants and donor support to implement conservation actions. Responsible for advancing stewardship, applied science and community relations across southern Illinois. Serves as the principal contact with government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations and the academic community. Develops innovative methods, analyses, tools and frameworks to address conservation issues, engage local community support for local conservation efforts, and negotiate potentially complex and innovative solutions with government agencies and landowners to conserve and protect natural communities.

  • Entomology Lab Technician (Hourly Assistant)

    The lab assistant will conduct laboratory tasks including washing, pinning, labeling, and identification of insect specimens in support of research project on pollinators in prairie restorations. 

  • Engineer-Graduate Student Hourly

    The Coordinated Hazard Assessment and Mapping Program is seeking a graduate student to conduct and/or review hydrologic and hydraulic studies, communicate results, and assist with the preparation of technical reports.