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Itasca 2018 Summer Student Employee Position

Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories is seeking a Summer Student Employee for Summer 2018. (Beginning no later than May 20 and departing no earlier than August 25, 2018.)

Hours will vary and will generally range from 25 – 40 hours per week, and also requires the ability to work weekends and evenings.

Duties will be diverse and will support the educational and research activities at Itasca's active field station. Example duties include, but are not limited to: assisting in all aspects of Field Biology. Program courses and the Nature of Life program, moving and setting up classroom supplies, maintaining lab and field equipment, general office tasks, basic boat upkeep (gas tanks full, boats bailed, etc), recreational equipment upkeep, data entry, and assisting classes and researchers in the field and lab.

Strong applicants will be organized, able to work well independently, experienced working in laboratory and field settings, and have a strong interest in biology. The successful applicant is required to live onsite at the Itasca Station located in Itasca State
Park (220 miles northwest of the Twin Cities).

As part of employment, this position includes a cabin onsite as well as meals in the dining hall when it is open. The cabin is a 1 person cabin with cooking facilities.

A valid driver’s license is required and a personal vehicle is strongly recommended.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Dr. Lesley Knoll, Itasca Station Biologist, at

Full consideration will be given to applications received by February 28, 2018

Questions about this position should also be directed to Dr. Lesley Knoll, Itasca Station Biologist, by email:

February, 2018