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Undergrad Research Opportunities


Geddes Lab Post-Baccalaureate Position: January 2024

Participants will join a cohort of recently graduated students and will be immersed in hands-on research during our year-long program. Students earn $32,500, with an additional $4,000 to cover health care expenses.

Students will have the opportunity to present their research at a national conference with travel support from the CHANGE program.

Check out the website for more information about this opportunity and apply!

Geddes Lab Undergraduate Student Research Assistant: August 2023

Requirements:  Join the vibrant team in the Geddes lab and contribute to sustainable agriculture. The position involves isolating, purifying and stocking beneficial rhizobium bacteria from dry edible bean root nodule. Experience with aseptic technique, culturing would be useful. Organization and time management skills are essential. The student will work with other experienced undergraduate researchers on the project.

Work Location: Van Es

Pay, Hours & Schedule: 5-10 hours per week, $13 per hour

To Apply, please provide: Resume and Work Availability 

Potato pathology student lab assistant: August 2023

Hours per week: 20
Wage: 15$/hr

The mission of the Pasche research team is to improve management of economically important diseases of potatoes. The group includes talented post-docs, research scientists, and graduate students who work to combat fungal, fungal-like, bacterial, and viral pathogens. Current research in the Pasche project includes the development and implementation of quantitative molecular diagnostic assays, with a focus on soil-borne pathogens. Her program also works heavily in fungicide resistance and integrated pest management with an extensive field component. The research group is working towards integrating molecular tools to identify disease resistance and better understand pathogen variability, facilitating the development of long-term management strategies.

We currently have an opening for a part time student worker who would be helping organize, and characterize our Phytophthora collection. Primary responsibilities would include plating, sub- culturing, evaluating growth characteristics and cataloguing Phytophthora isolates. Maintaining the phytophthora collection is important for many projects and is a staple for the Pasche research team.

An ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, attention to detail and organizational skills. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in laboratory settings and microbiological techniques. Student will be trained on the biology of the organisms and gain hands on experience in culture collection maintenance.

How to Apply:
Email cover letter and resume to Kim Zitnick-Anderson at