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Class II - Student Laboratory & Field Analysis Assistant - 203
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Job ID 8837
Employer Enrichment Programs
Category Research
Job Type Storrs Campus
Job Description

Faculty Name: Kendra Maas

Faculty Department: OVPR, COR2E, MARS (Microbial Analysis, Resources and Services) Facility

Brief Position Description: The structure of microbial communities at any point in time likely is strongly related to the way that the community developed. During spring/summer 2017, Spring Hill farm put in an aquaponics system. By collaborating with students at the farm, we have weekly samples from the establishment of the aquaponics system which will allow us to examine the community succession using DNA sequencing of the bacterial community.

Job Description:

A student in this position will assist faculty in research efforts within a laboratory or other research-specific environment. Research activities may include:

  • Take samples
  • Operate and maintain standard lab equipment
  • Test equipment and resolve basic problems within guidelines
  • Make identifications and take accurate measurements
  • Code/plot and analyze data within guidelines
  • Keep detailed records
  • Files and classify data
  • Organize, analyze, and communicate data
  • Read and summarize related literature
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as directed
  • Extract DNA and prep libraries for sequencing
Job Requirements

Students MUST:

  • Be an undergraduate student with a Federal work-study award
  • Be able to operate a computer and other research equipment
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Submit a short report detailing research progress during each semester of participation
  • Attend two professional development events per semester (e.g., CCD workshop, department colloquium speaker, dissertation defense) and submit a brief reflection report for each
  • Present poster about the research experience at a Frontiers in Undergraduate Research exhibition or complete a short reflection paper at the conclusion of the academic year
  • Be available to work 2 days a week, at least 4 hours at a time
Hourly Rate $10.50/hour
Funding Source Storrs Work-Study
Time Frame Academic Year
Primary Contact Jodi Eskin
Primary Contact's Email
Work Location
Phone Number 860-486-7939
Fax Number 860-486-0222