Pollinator research assistant

Miyauna (field assistant 2021) searches for bees

The Echinacea Project seeks enthusiastic pollinator research assistants for the 2023 summer field season and into the fall. Research assistants will contribute to a research project evaluating the impacts of prescribed fire on plant-pollinator interactions and ground-nesting bees in prairie habitat. We seek a college graduate interested in ecology and conservation biology of native bees and plant-pollinator interactions for a 5 to 6 month field research assistantship. Enthusiasm and a willingness to work outdoors are required for this position.

  • Location: western Minnesota
  • Duration: 24 April – 30 Sept 2023
  • Application review begins 28 February
  • Salary: $17.50/h, 40hr/week

Housing during the field season will be provided and travel between study sites will be reimbursed.

How to apply

See the full job description and apply on the Chicago Botanic Garden website.

Members of groups underrepresented in science are particularly encouraged to apply!

More information

First, read about our field season! If you have any questions, contact a team member via e-mail. Read about our lab and field activities on the flog and more about the project’s background. To learn more about fire and prairie plants, check out this video that we made.

Funding for this project is provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). The Trust Fund is a permanent fund constitutionally established by the citizens of Minnesota to assist in the protection, conservation, preservation, and enhancement of the state’s air, water, land, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources. Currently 40% of net Minnesota State Lottery proceeds are dedicated to growing the Trust Fund and ensuring future benefits for Minnesota’s environment and natural resources.

A ground-nesting bee trap