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Entomology Research Technician

Alternate Titles: Entomologist, Biological Technician, Researcher


Notice: This job is not expected to start until 2024

Partially Remote
Part-Time, $25/hr
Approximately 12 hrs/wk

The Entomology Research Technician is responsible for traveling to museum collections and photographing insect specimens under visible, infrared, and ultraviolet light using special equipment that will be provided. The Technician will then compile all of the resulting data into one or more scientific papers as directed. This method of data collection has exciting implications for the field of taxonomy and the development of better radiative heat barriers (which are used to insulate homes). 


  • Travel to museum collections as directed

  • Operate equipment to photograph insect specimens under visible, infrared, and ultraviolet light

  • Conduct relevant taxonomic research

  • Write reports and one or more scientific papers on findings

Note: Because Owlfly is a very small company, you may be asked to perform responsibilities outside of your job description on a day-to-day basis. However, most of these additional tasks will be negotiable.


  • US citizenship

  • Must be a resident of New Jersey or Pennsylvania

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills

  • Broad understanding of biology fundamentals


  • Author or co-author on a biology paper in a scientific journal

  • Previous experience with:

    • Natural history curation

    • Cicadoidea, Fulgoroidea, Acrididea, Tettigoniidea, Mantoidea, and/or Lepidoptera

    • Taxonomy and systematics

    • Photography

    • Science communication

    • Fundamentals of heat transfer

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Excited to make new discoveries that expand the future of new sustainable technologies

Note: Applicants do not need to meet all preferences to apply. 

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