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April 2022

  • Field Research Assistant - Sorghum Breeding- Iowa State University Department of Agronomy

    Deadline:

    Data collection and field assistance for research projects related to sorghum breeding and genetics. The position involves both indoor and outdoor activities, taking measurements, recording data, controlling weeds, and making many pollinations all while following specific guidelines. The applicant will work as part of a team. This year will include a project where we will collect data 2 days per week to track biomass and height data throughout the year on a set of diverse lines. Opportunities for hours in the spring and fall are also available. Average week is 30-40 hours. Questions about sorghum, plant breeding, and genetics are encouraged.

July 2022

  • Summer Field Assistant - Summer 2022- Iowa State University Doubled Haploid Facility

    Deadline:

    From mid-May through mid-August.  Based on performance and workload, a few positions might be extended into Fall semester

    Job Description:

    We are a research facility – not a commercial plant breeder. Our nursery is quite variable as it consists of many smaller individual experiments.

    We have our first peak of work in the second half of May, when we plant out ca. 60,000 corn seedlings with a transplanter and set up our irrigation system. June involves a lot of weeding, note taking, leaf sampling for DNA analysis, etc. …

    During July it’s pollination time! We work every day, including weekends – isolating ears, bagging tassels, self- and cross-pollinating corn plants in the nursery, detasseling, and taking notes in yield trials. Most of the work is normally completed by the second week of August.

  • Summer Field Assistant - July/August 2022- Iowa State University Doubled Haploid Facility

    Deadline:

    We are a research facility – not a commercial plant breeder. Our nursery is quite variable as it consists of many smaller individual experiments.

    During July it’s pollination time! We work every day, including weekends – isolating ears, bagging tassels, self- and cross-pollinating corn plants in the nursery, detasseling, and taking notes in yield trials. Most of the work is normally completed by the second week of August.

  • Undergraduate research assistant- Iowa State University Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology

    Gleason lab (Plant Pathology & Micro Department, ISU) is seeking 3 proactive students for summer fieldwork, starting May 2nd.

    Work will be M-F, 40 hours/week.

    Most of the work will be at the ISU Horticulture Farm (Gilbert, IA).

    The position involves 8 hours/day of outdoor work in groups. Main tasks involve, but are not limited to:

    -Setting up mesotunnel row covers and planting of 2 acres of organic muskmelon and acorn squash.

    -Lifting and pulling up heavy materials.

    -Research data taking and transcribing.

    -Insect pests and disease monitoring.

    -Harvest, weighing, and classification of fruit (acorn squash, muskmelon, apples).

March 2022

  • Deadline:

    The Gleason lab is looking for a motivated undergraduate student to give us a hand working in the lab. Our lab is currently working with plant pathogens of fruits and vegetables, and developing biocontrol assays.

    We are also preparing for the 2022 field season, fixing row cover nets that will be used in the summer to protect muskmelon and squash plants in the field.

    It is possible that if the student is interested, work can be provided through summer.

December 2021

  • Reiman Gardens Summer Internship

    Deadline:

    Applications are now being accepted for summer internship opportunities at Reiman Gardens.  We are looking for great students who want both work and educational experiences this summer in a variety of areas including: 

    Greenhouse Production & Glasshouse Maintenance (spring through summer)  Event Management  Horticulture: Community & Edible Gardening  Horticulture: Landscape & Ornamental Gardening  Horticulture: Turfgrass & Irrigation  Plant Collections & Records  Retail Management  Youth & Family Education 
     

    For more information about the internship program, visit: http://www.reimangardens.com/internship-program/   

    Or contact Sara Merritt smerritt@iastate.edu

     

September 2021

  • Deadline:

    The Anderson Lab at ISU https://andersongenomicslab.github.io/ is hiring an undergraduate research assistant to assist on a project investigating the genetics and genomics underlying maize root phenotypes that are beneficial for nitrogen acquisition. The undergraduate student will be expected to assist with experiments seeking to identify nitrogen-responsive genes and transposable elements in a time course study and root phenotyping efforts. The undergraduate will gain experience in experimental design, plant nutrition, molecular biology techniques, and greenhouse management. Some computational work may be completed during the winter months. Compensation is $10/hr.

  • Lab Assistant Iowa State University Doubled Haploid Facility

    Deadline:

    The Lübberstedt lab is seeking a driven and self-motivated individual to fill a lab assistant position vacancy. This position is part-time with flexible hours that will require 5 to 7 hours a week. This position will provide assistance during everyday laboratory operations at an R1 research institution.

August 2021