Research with USDA

A research opportunity is currently available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, Pest Management and Biological Control Research Unit located in Maricopa, Arizona.

The mission of this research unit is to develop unique and improved biological, behavioral, cultural and genetic based methods to reduce losses by insects and mites affecting crops in arid land production areas of the U.S. The goals are economically, socially, and environmentally acceptable pest population suppression technologies based on the use of behavioral chemicals, genetics, cultural practices, biological control, sampling and decision aids, modeling and population dynamics of pests and their natural enemies.

The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. The qualified candidate should be currently pursuing or have received a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, or Entomology.

The deadline to apply is November 29, 2019.


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Orthopedic One Research Assistant Position

Applications close January 5th, 2019 at 12:00am.

Orthopedic ONE is seeking to fill a 1 year full-time research assistant position to begin Summer 2019. This is a great opportunity for a 2019 graduate interested in building experience and CV during a gap year prior to attending medical school. between undergrad and medical school. The assistant will be responsible for supporting a Orthopedic One Physician and research coordinator in clinical research activity. This is a paid position.

Some of the responsibilities are the following:

  • Facilitate clinical research studies conducted by principal investigator(s) including but not limited to collection, compilation and documentation of clinical research data.
  • Coordinate the development of forms, questionnaires and the application of research techniques.
  • Assist with data collection for existing and new prospective and retrospective studies via direct patient contact in the clinic, electronically, or by telephone.

The ideal candidate is currently studying or completion of Life Science, Biology, Physiology or Nursing degree program. Experience in orthopedics and/or IDE research highly desirable but not required. A command of the English language and various formatting techniques such as MLA is also required.

More information and the application can be found on the Handshake listing.