Undergraduate Assistant Positions available:  Genetics of plant-fungal interactions.


We have several openings for independent study and paid research assistants for projects that study interactions between plants and their symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi.   We are using molecular-based methods to study interactions between symbiotic fungi with with native tree species (pines, oaks, and cottonwoods). Duties include assistance with fieldwork (planting, watering, harvesting) and laboratory experiments (culturing, DNA sequencing).  Training will be provided.  If you are interested in growing and knowing plants and fungi, then we are interested in you.  We are looking for a reliable person able to work up to 20 hrs per week.  The position is available during the academic year, and during summer.  More information about the lab and our research is at http://sites.duke.edu/vilgalyslab/

Application: email a brief statement of interest (mentioning relevant skills/background), and a 1 page vitae in (pdf format preferred) plus names of 2 references to Rytas Vilgalys, fungi@duke.edu.  Interviews will begin immediately until the position is filled.

Contact: Rytas Vilgalys (Biology Department), fungi@duke.edu

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