MSU Dept of Horticulture - Grumet Cucumber Breeding Lab
Employment type: Seasonal
Job Location: East Lansing, MI
Application Deadline: August 29, 2017
Research Aide Opportunity - Cucumber Breeding Lab
The Grumet Lab is developing cucumber lines resistant to Phytophthora capsici, a devastating disease that damages cucumber fruits and costs Michigan farmers millions of dollars of loss.
We are looking for a hard-working student to assist in the greenhouse in a study on disease resistance in cucumber.
Duties will include:
Pollination – hand pollinate flowers for fruit production
Harvest – harvesting and preparing fruits for experiments
Inoculations – working with pathogen to evaluate resistance responses of different cucumber lines
Greenhouse and lab maintenance as needed
Date: 10-15 hours/week starting in September. Preferably 2-3 hours in the morning at least twice a week
Please contact Sue Hammer firstname.lastname@example.org or Ying-Chen Lin email@example.com or stop by PSSB room A291