Undergraduate Lab Position

Hiring Organization: Schachar-Hill Lab - Plant Biology
Employment type: Part-Time
Job Location: East Lansing, MI
Application Deadline: November 15, 2018

Undergraduate Lab Position Available: Fall 2018-Spring 2019


The Shachar-Hill lab is looking for a highly motivated undergraduate student to begin work Fall 2018. This is a paid position. Our lab group in housed in the Department of Plant Biology. We have diverse research interests spanning from lipid biosynthesis to plant-fungal interactions. The position will require close work with a graduate student and the successful completion of various tasks each week.


Undergraduate duties will include:

  • Plant maintenance and care in growth chamber facilities
  • General laboratory clean-up duties
  • Media prep
  • Assistance executing experiments and data collection

A strong applicant will:

  • Demonstrate an interest in working with plants
  • Demonstrate an interest in biochemistry
  • Demonstrate an interest in research
  • Be able to consistently commit to 10 hours of work per a week
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills

We are seeking a student who will stay with the lab for the duration of the year with the possibility of extending to work for additional years. Duties will change throughout the course of the year. We strongly encourage students of underrepresented groups to apply.


If you are interested, please contact Shawna Rowe at roweshaw@msu.edu. Please click here for more information regarding this posting.