Summer Employment/Internship

Hiring Organization: MSU Dept of Horticulture Tree Physiology Lab (Cregg)
Employment type: Internship
Job Location: Department of Horticulture Tree Physiology Lab
Application Deadline: April 15, 2020

Summer 2019 Employment/PAID Internship Opportunity!!

MSU Horticulture Department


The MSU Tree Physiology Lab (Dr. Bert Cregg’s lab!) is looking for undergraduate research assistants to work during the 2020 field season April to September (part-time through fall and winter is available too!). Successful applicants will participate in a variety of research projects that focus on Christmas tree research, urban forestry, and landscape nursery tree/ornamental shrub research. This is a great summer employment opportunity for anyone with an interest in Michigan tree improvement and urban forestry. Applicants selected for these positions will perform a variety of duties in the laboratory and at field sites on campus and throughout Michigan (90% of our time is spent outside!). Laboratory activities will include working with technicians to process samples and perform assays. Activities at field sites (we travel to Christmas tree farms around the state) may include plot setup, maintenance, and data collection. Learn physiology equipment! Equipment used: Li-cor gas exchange, chlorophyll fluorescence, SPAD meter, PMS water potential. Additional duties will include general lab maintenance and data entry. Previous experience is NOT required. Ability to work in varying weather and temperature conditions both indoors and outdoors, Ability to lift/move up to 10 pounds regularly, frequently up to 50 pounds. Anyone enthusiastic about the outdoors is encouraged to apply. Applicants will need to have a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record and must be able to work well with others and independently.


To Apply:

If you’re interested in the position or have questions please send an email including your resume to Dana Ellison-Smith, We look forward to hearing from you!


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