Student Research Assistant

Hiring Organization: MSU Plant Biology Jarosz Lab
Employment type: Seasonal
Job Location: East Lansing, MI
Application Deadline: January 13, 2017

Wanted: A hard-working undergraduate with a desire to gain research experience.


Job description: Scott Warner, a Plant Biology graduate student in the Jarosz Lab, is collecting data to investigate how annual growth of trees changes in response to climate change.  This entails analyzing tree-rings and correlating tree growth with climate. He is looking for a lab assistant who can work 10-12 hours per week throughout the spring semester, assisting him with dendrochronology (the study of tree-rings). This will involve pattern-matching between tree cores to ascertain the date of each ring, sanding cores, scanning images of cores, measuring ring-widths, collating climate data, correlating growth with climate, and comparing results between species and populations.


Pay: $11/hour.


Schedule: You and Scott will find mutually agreeable blocks of time during the Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm work week, and stick to them throughout the spring semester. Working over spring break will be optional. Work will begin the week of January 14 or January 21.


If interested: Please send your résumé or curriculum vitae, along with three or four references, to Scott at by Friday, January 13.

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