Laboratory Technician VII - West Lafayette - Entomology

Updated: 11 months ago
Location: West Lafayette, INDIANA
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Laboratory Technician VII - West Lafayette - Entomology(
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Assist with research efforts aimed at understanding the potential impact of pesticides on monarch butterflies. This research includes quantifying how neonicotinoid seed treatments from corn and soybeans, along with other agrochemicals, affect monarch development on milkweeds growing near agricultural fields. Primary responsibilities include maintaining milkweed plants, rearing monarch caterpillars, and keeping detailed records of developmental success (e.g., weight, instar, adult longevity, etc.).




  • Bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Entomology, Agriculture or related field
  • One year of experience maintaining plants and rearing insects
  • Knowledge of plant and insect ecology and / or chemistry
  • Valid US or Canadian driver's license 


  • Master's degree
  • Experience with Lepidoptera

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: PERF/Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

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