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January 19, 2009
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In this issue:

  • Biological Field Station Assistant Positions Available
  • Naturalist Position

Science Humor

Did you hear about the famous microbiologist who traveled in thirty different countries and learned to speak six languages? He was a man of many cultures.

Outside his buckyball home, one molecule overheard another molecule saying, "I'm positive that a free electron once stripped me of an electron after he lepton me. You gotta keep your ion them."

Q: What do chemists call a benzene ring with iron atoms replacing the carbon atoms?
A: A ferrous wheel:

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Biological Field Station Assistant Positions Available

Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University's Island Campus on Lake Erie. has four Biological Field Station Assistant positions available for 2009. The full-time positions run from mid-April to mid-October and pay 7.50 per hour with housing included.

Summary of Duties

Individuals will assist with the Lab's Science Workshop Program as workshop instructors in the spring and fall by helping students sample aboard a research vessel, identify specimens in a laboratory session, participate in specialized island activities and perform dormitory light housekeeping and routine kitchen duties.

  • Each assistant will be assigned one or a combination of the following duties:
  • Teaching assistant for the Lab's college courses.
  • Research assistant to aid visiting scientists.
  • Courier for weekly van trips to Columbus.
  • Book store clerk and library aid.
  • Dorm room turnover, kitchen duty rotations and facilities tours.


Must have state watercraft boat operator's license (will train), biology background, and valid driver's license.

Additional Information

Position located in Put-in-Bay, Ohio. SCUBA certification is helpful, but not required.

To Apply

Application must be received in the Put-in-Bay office by 5:00 p.m. EST on March 13, 2009. Interviews for employment will be held March 18 and 19, 2009 and decisions will be made by the end of March.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Brief cover letter
  • Resume
  • Ohio State University Employment Form. To access the OSU Employment Form, go to

Send Application Materials by March 13, 2009 to:

John Hageman, Laboratory Manager
F.T. Stone Laboratory
P.O. Box 119
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456-0119

Contact Information

Phone: (419) 285-1800
Fax: (419) 285-1878

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Naturalist Position

4-H Camp Ohio
11461 Camp Ohio Raod
St. Louisville, OH 43701

Contact Cyndi Atkinson, (740) 745-2194, or

Teach adventure, living history, shooting sports, and nature to schools, 4-H, and other youth and adults. Some maintenance and care and upkeep of the nature center, restroom, and cabins will be involved.

  • Position runs from March 23 - November 20, 2009
  • $350 a week, six-day work week
  • Room and board provided while camp is in session

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