A graduate student in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering department is seeking an undergraduate research assistant to begin ASAP.
The research project
My project is looking at how nanoparticles impact a microbial community. The student does not need to have any background in these subjects, but a strong desire to learn is necessary. The student will be expected to be in lab approximately 5-10 hours per week with an additional 2-3 hours spent reading/learning the material. The hours spent in lab are flexible – nights and weekends are fine. To begin, the student will be learning basic laboratory procedures, but depending on the student’s abilities, I would like them to have their own project to run within about a year. Since I do work with opportunistic pathogens, the student must be healthy and willing to work in a Biological Safety Lab 2 (training will be provided). Applicants need to be in Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or related fields. Freshmen and sophomores are preferred, though juniors will also be considered.
If you are interested, please send an email no later than Thursday, 5/23, to Colleen Lyons at Colleen.Lyons1@gmail.com with your name, department and year in school. Attach a copy of your resume.