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Wetland Ecology and Biogeochemistry Part-time Student Worker

Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled

The Roberts Lab of Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is seeking a part-time student worker to participate in laboratory experiments studying the effects of fungal pathogens on coastal marsh ecosystems and to be involved in additional field and laboratory experiments studying the effects of the Maconodo oil spill on coastal marsh systems. The student worker will assist with fungal DNA extractions, PCR and sequencing in addition to supporting field and laboratory activities based in a large scale mesocosom oiling experiment. This position will be based at LUMCON.

Qualifications:
The candidate must be a current undergraduate student interested in ecology, plant pathology, microbiology, wetland science, biogeochemistry, or a related field. Familiarity with DNA extractions and PCR is desired. The ability to work in a group setting is essential, as the student worker will work collaboratively with PIs, graduate and undergraduate students.

Duration and Start Date:
This position is available immediately and will run through summer 2020 with possible additional support depending upon funding and satisfactory performance.

Location:
The position will be based at the DeFelice Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA.

To Apply:
Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the name, address, phone and email contact for at least two individuals qualified to comment on scientific and work qualifications to Dr. Ryann Rossi (rrossi@lumcon.edu) and Dr. Brian Roberts (broberts@lumcon.edu) with “Student Worker position” in the subject line. For questions or more information contact Dr. Ryann Rossi by email or phone (985-851-2896).

Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

LUMCON is an AA/EO employer.

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