Subject: Part-time paid student position available at USDA-ARS Beltsville
Part-time paid student position available at USDA-ARS Beltsville Agricultural
Research Center, Genetic Improvement of Fruits and Vegetables Lab: US
citizenship is required. SSR is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
The lab studies strawberry development, biochemistry and genetics. The
position entails care and maintenance of plants in the greenhouse and tissue
culture. Greenhouse work includes mixing soil, planting, transplanting,
trimming and watering plants, observing for plant pests and disease, scoring
plants for phenotype, harvesting seed, and will include cleaning chores.
Tissue culture requires sterile technique and media preparation for
experiments involving plant transformation.
Employee must be willing to commit to 8-12 hours per week during the semester
with some of those hours committed to morning watering several times per
week. Hours can be flexibly adjusted to accommodate a full-time student’s
schedule. Given available funding, the successful employee will be able to
continue working through the summer at 30-40 hours per week. Employee should
have their own transportation to and from the University. Parking is free at
Beltsville. Preference will be given to someone with intentions to continue
with the lab through senior year. Position will start once fingerprinting and
background checks have been cleared.
Event Date: February 13, 2018
Contact Person: Dr. Janet Slovin
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
Contact Phone Number: 301-504-5629