Research Aide

Hiring Organization: Cucumber Breeding Lab
Employment type: Part-Time
Job Location: East Lansing, MI
Application Deadline: May 1, 2019

Job Description:

The Grumet Lab is developing cucumber lines resistant to Phytophthora capsica, 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 field and greenhouse in a study on disease resistance in cucumber.

Duties will include:

  • Greenhouse - performing crosses and harvesting seeds
  • Field work - planting and maintaining a cucumber field (field studies are conducted at the MSU Horticulture farm on College Rd.)
  • Harvest - harvesting and preparing fruits for experiments
  • Inoculations - working with different pathogen strains to test resistance in the lab

10-20 hours/week


To Apply:

Please contact Sue Hammar ( or Ying-Chen Lin ( or stop by PSSB room A291.


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