Subject: Fall of 2022 and Spring of 2023 paid undergraduate research

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 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

The project involves molecular biology, plant sciences, microbiology, and
analyses of plant disease. We exploit modern molecular biology and
biotechnology tools
to understand the molecular mechanisms of microbial pathogens and develop
disease control strategies including genetic control, chemical control, and
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
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
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]

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