The Walters Lab in The Department of Plant Sciences is seeking an undergraduate research assistant interested in hydroponic food production, secondary metabolite analyses (lab techniques), or general greenhouse/indoor plant production/lab work to begin as soon as possible.
This position is not an entry level position. Previous experience in the lab is required. Applicants should be able to demonstrate ability to work semi-independently when conducting hydroponic production and/or a variety of laboratory tasks.
Our research is conducted in the lab, greenhouses, and growth chambers. Depending on interest and need, typical work duties may include: Supporting the PI and graduate students in day to day taks associated with greenhouse and growth chamber experiments. Laboratory work including labeling, sample preparation, etc. for tissue nutrient analysis (depending on interest). Setting up hydroponic systems and managing nutrient solutions. Aiding with data collection and entry. There are opportunities ranging from learning the ins and outs of controlled environment plant production, to secondary metabolite quantification in the lab, to simply weighing samples. If you are interested, we can meet and see how your learning goals and the research goals of the lab align.
To learn more about the Walters Lab: https://www.kelliejwalters.com/