Lab assistant, Maize/corn genetics

Position Information

The McSteen lab has an opening for an entry level lab assistant to help with our research on the reproductive development in maize.

Job Duties

The duties include lab maintenance (washing dishes, making solutions, autoclaving), molecular genetics (DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, entry of data into excel file), mendelian genetics (harvesting corn, processing seed, packaging seed), growing plants in the greenhouse (preparing pots, planting, watering) and other duties as needed. There are opportunities for independent research once you have become more experienced.

Required Skills

Individual must be responsible and reliable, pay strict attention to detail and communicate effectively.

Previous experience in a lab is not required, but a desire to learn and enthusiasm are important.

Preferred Qualifications

Majoring in a life sciences related field is preferred.

Other Comments

Please email your resume, unofficial transcript and Fall 2023 schedule to Include in the email a few sentences introducing yourself and telling us why you are interested in lab/field/greenhouse research.  

We encourage students to include a resume or transcript when e-mailing a faculty mentor to apply for a posted position.