Subject: Summer internship at Beltsville Agricultural Research Center

Summer 2019

A part-time student position is available at USDA-ARS Agricultural Research
Genetic Improvement for Fruits and Vegetables Lab in Beltsville, MD (10
minutes from
College Park). US citizenship is required. Selective Service Registration is
required for
males born after 12/31/1959. Rising sophomores can be hired at the GS2 level
($12.98/hr). Rising juniors and seniors with least 6 semester hours in any
combination of
scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics,
entomology, animal
husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics, can be hired at a
GS3 level

The project involves the study of multiple economically important diseases of
potato. We
exploit modern molecular biology and biotechnology tools to understand the
mechanisms of microbial pathogens and develop novel disease control
including genetic control, chemical control, and biological control.
Applicants with
significant experience in aseptic microbiology technique, PCR/RT-PCR, and
extraction will be preferred.

Must be willing to commit to a minimum of 25 hours/week from late May through
August. The position may transition into a 10-15hour/week research position
during Fall

E-mail Dr. Christopher Clarke ([log in to unmask]) with your
available work hours, and contact information for three references. Please
indicate if you
are interested in pursuing undergraduate research during the school year.
selection will proceed within a week of job posting. Future scientists from
underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Contact Person: Christopher Clarke
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]