Subject: Fall of 2022 and Spring of 2023 paid undergraduate research opportunity Description: A part-time student position is available at USDA-ARS Agricultural Research Center, 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 and above can be hired at the GS2 level ($14.30/hr). Rising juniors and seniors with least 6 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics, can be hired at a GS3 level ($15.60/hr). Future scientists from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply. The project involves molecular biology, plant sciences, microbiology, and genomic analyses of plant disease. We exploit modern molecular biology and biotechnology tools to understand the molecular mechanisms of microbial pathogens and develop novel disease control strategies including genetic control, chemical control, and biological control. Some of the laboratory techniques that will be employed as part of the project are gDNA and RNA extraction, molecular cloning, PCR, RT-PCR, bacterial transformation, sterile technique, microbial transfers, gene analysis, plant pathology infections in the greenhouse, and plant tissue culture. The position is for 10-15 hours/week research position during the Fall and Spring semesters with flexible scheduling options. Following successful project progress, the position may transition to a paid summer internship of 15-30 hours/week E-mail Dr. Christopher Clarke ([log in to unmask]) with your resume, available work hours, and contact information for references. Candidate selection will proceed within a week of job posting. Contact Person: Christopher Clarke Contact Email: [log in to unmask] You received this email because you are subscribed to the Daily eNews for CMNS Students (CMNS-UNDERGRAD-NEWS) mailing list. If you would like to unsubscribe from this list, simply send an email to [log in to unmask] with the message signoff CMNS-UNDERGRAD-NEWS in the body.