Seasonal Lab Internship (Roselle, IL)

The Laboratory Interns are responsible for defining the distribution and density of target mosquito species in relation to human populations; efforts will determine the scheduling of treatments in order to control the nuisance and/or disease vectors.

Shift: Monday - Friday; 7:00am - 3:30pm

Some Saturdays may be required

Pay: $13.00 per hour

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

* Set mosquito traps to collect adult samples

* Identify to genus and species all larval and/or adult samples brought to the lab by field technicians

* Perform virus testing on adult mosquito samples

* Assist the Lab Director with the inventory of all lab and field supplies and with the supervision of Light Trap Runners

* Assist the Lab Director with the supervision of field technicians

* Complete special research projects and/or field work as needed

* Document and communicate daily work activity to ensure completion

* Make sure safe work practices and procedures are followed at all time

Successful Candidate Must:

* To be considered, applicants must be currently enrolled and have achieved junior or

* senior standing and/or have recently graduated from an accredited University or College

* Major area of study must be Biology, Entomology, or Environmental Science

* In many cases this position may be used for internship credit

* Previous experience working or studying in a laboratory environment strongly preferred.

* Be 18 years of age or older

* Communicate effectively in English in both written and verbal forms

* Have a valid Driver's License with an excellent driving record

* Ability to sit and drive a vehicle for extended periods of time as well as walk extensively

* Required to pass the Illinois Department of Agriculture General Standards Exam (training provided)

* Capable of using handheld technical devices including, but not limited to, smartphones, GPS, and system applications

* Candidate must be comfortable performing assigned duties of this job indoors in a lab, which is an office environment

* This position may also require some field work which may include walking through various and challenging terrain including but not limited to water, heavy vegetation and uneven land throughout various residential communities, urban environments and traffic patterns where environmental conditions are affected by weather

Clarke is a privately held public health, global environmental products and services company. For over 70 years, Clarke has been making communities around the world more livable, safe and comfortable. We do this by pioneering, developing and delivering environmentally responsible public health mosquito control and aquatic services to help prevent disease, control nuisances and create healthy waterways. Our global customers include governments, commercial and residential groups and international institutions such as UNICEF, and U.S. AID.

Working at Clarke, you will have the opportunity to grow personally and professionally. You will learn from some of the most talented people in your field and make an impact on the world around us. With Clarke, you join an innovative and passionate team where people are the heart and soul of the organization, working together to create an environment where the employees thrive and nature flourishes.

We offer a team atmosphere where each individual can and does make a difference. So, whether you are a recent grad seeking resume experience, a student looking for an internship opportunity or looking for a great seasonal job consider working for Clarke!

Clarke is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and drug free workplace.

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