May 7, 2012
Summer Research Position
June 12 – August 15, 2012, 39 hours/week
Starting salary: $9.00/hr; work-study preferred
Summer research position available for undergraduate with background in Plant Science and/or Biology, and an interest in plant genetics and breeding. Summer activities involve working with whole plants in the greenhouse, genotyping plants with DNA markers in the lab, and helping extract information computationally from digital photos. Responsibilities include preparing pots with soil, planting seeds, transplanting seedlings, phenotypic evaluation of whole plants (flowering time, tiller number, plant height, etc.), collecting leaf tissue for DNA extraction, assisting with DNA extraction, generating and analyzing genotype (DNA marker) data, taking digital photos of panicles and extracting data from photos using computational approaches.
The successful candidate must be detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills, a strong work ethic, work well in a team as well as individually. He/she must enjoy working with plants, be able to tolerate high temperatures and humidity, not suffer from pollen allergies, and have an interest in contributing productively to a wide range of activities in a fast-paced plant breeding lab. We are a group of motivated plant breeders working on a project to develop new rice varieties with traits coming from wild ancestors and hope to find a diligent and hard-working undergraduate student who might be interested in continuing as a part-time research assistant during the school year.
Interested candidates, please send a CV and brief statement of interest to Moni Singh at firstname.lastname@example.org