REU / Research Experience for Undergraduate in genomic plant biology available at Oregon State University in Corvallis.
A position is available for summer 2019 working in an NSF-funded project to identify the genes and mechanisms that control plant regeneration and transformation capacity. See these links for project summary and background. Position duties are described here (biological science position).
Interested students should email: 1) resume/cv, 2) copy of academic transcripts, 3) a 100-200 word summary of experience in molecular and genomic biology/bioinformatics methods, 4) a 100-200 word statement of reasons for interest in the position relative to their professional goals, and 5) proposed start and end dates for 8 weeks of full-time work.
Send these to Steve.Strauss@OregonState.Edu by May 1, 2019; an online interview will be set up for selected finalists. Position includes a $4,000 stipend and $500 travel allowance.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: $4000 stipend, up to $500 travel allowance
About Oregon State University
In the Forest Biotechnology Laboratory we use modern plant biotechnologies—both genomics and genetic engineering—to help create environmentally sustainable biotechnologies to aid in production of tree crops, including for renewable energy, wood, paper, ornamentals, and fruit. In addition, we use DNA methods for basic research to help understand the physiology and evolution of trees. We work in interdisciplinary teams to teach about biotechnology in relation to society, and to inform the development of regulations that nurture both innovation and the safe use of genetically engineered plants in forests and farms.