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Job Description

Undergraduate student needed to carry out routine enzymatic digestion sampling and setup of experiments. Student will be responsible for timely sampling and organizing large numbers of biomass samples. Student will also aid with setup of enzyme digestion experiments and coordinating with the sample analysis. Additional duties may include running SDS-Page gels and western blots, BCA protein concentration assays as well as preparing common lab buffers or other reagents.

The student must be focused and organized. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, is required. A basic understanding of chemistry/biochemistry is required. Chemistry and/or Biology laboratory classes are required with spectroscopy experience being very useful. Protein and enzymology experience is beneficial, as is experience with chemical or biological engineering. Exceptional organizational skills and strong communication skills are critical.


Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a degree granting program, or graduated in the past 12 months from an accredited institution.
Internship period cannot exceed 12 months past graduation.
Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Please Note:
Before interview selection, you will need to provide unofficial transcripts to verify GPA and full time enrollment.


Preferred Qualifications

This position requires 10-20 hours/week during the school year, up to 40 hours/week over breaks. The student must be available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. with the actual hours worked being flexible according to the student’s class schedule.


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