Undergraduate Research Assistant

Hiring Organization: MSU Horticulture Department - Tree Physiology Lab
Employment type: Internship, Full-Time, Seasonal
Job Location: East Lansing, MI
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

Summer 2017 Employment/Internship Opportunity! MSU Horticulture Department – TREE PHYSIOLOGY LAB

The MSU Tree Physiology Lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants to work during the 2017 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 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 greenhouse on campus and at field sites on campus and throughout Michigan. Laboratory activities will include working with technicians to process samples and perform assays. Activities at field sites may include plot setup, maintenance, and data collection (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. 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. Please send an email including your resume and a short explanation of why you are the right person for this job to Dana Ellison, elliso52@msu.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!