Phillips Lab seeking undergraduate research assistants

The Phillips Lab (; Department of Biology) is seeking motivated undergraduate research assistants to volunteer in our lab, starting immediately. Our lab studies ecosystem ecology, focusing on forest and soil carbon and nutrient cycles. We aim to understand the mechanisms linking forest community composition and soil biogeochemistry, and how these biogeochemical cycles will respond to environmental changes. Please refer to our website for more information about our research and current projects.

Undergraduate research assistants will work alongside graduate students and other lab personnel. Most work will be carried out in the lab, with some field work possible. Duties will include: soil and plant tissue processing, soil and plant tissue carbon and nutrient analysis, carbon and nitrogen isotopic analysis preparation, dishwashing and other tasks as needed. All necessary training will be provided. Successful candidates will be responsible, curious and motivated students who can work independently and communicate effectively and professionally in the lab setting.

To apply, please contact Adrienne Keller ( with your name, major and year in school, as well as a thoughtful but brief explanation about why you are interested in working in our lab. Please include a list of relevant coursework.