Research Intern position in Plant Genetics
Summary: The Ané lab seeks a research intern for a project on plant genetics to dissect signaling pathways controlling associations between legumes and symbiotic microbes. The intern will learn how to manipulate plant gene expression using knock-down, knock-out, and over-expression approaches, monitor gene expression using RT-qPCR and RNA-seq, analyze calcium fluxes using fluorescent reporters and analyzer the different stages of legume-rhizobia and mycorrhizal interactions.
The individual will gain experience and training in:
Conducting independent research under Dr. Jean-Michel Ané's and senior staff's mentorship using established experimental lab and greenhouse protocols. Working on a collaborative research team to meet project objectives and deadlines. Reviewing of literature and data to summarize results for presentations or reports.
All work will be conducted in person and on-site in the Departments of Bacteriology and Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences and UW Madison greenhouses labs.
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Qualifications: Applicants should be recent graduates with a B.S., B.A., or M.S. degree in a related field. Candidates with experience in plant molecular and cellular biology are encouraged to apply, but this expertise is not mandatory. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and working well in a collaborative environment are essential. Applicants with a Ph.D. will not be considered for this position.
Duration: At least one year
Salary: $17.00 per hour and 40 hours/week
Application: Please email résumé, cover letter, and three professional references to Dr. Jean-Michel Ané (email@example.com). Please write about past work, volunteer, or coursework experiences related to this position in your cover letter.
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