Lynch lab is looking for undergrad researcher

The Lynch lab needs one or two undergrad researchers, starting immediately (this summer, right now). The general intellectual field can be thought of as either mechanisms of  evolution, or as pretty straight-forward microbiology. See our web page (http://www.indiana.edu/~lynchlab/) for a broader view of what we do.

Students will start by preparing media, autoclaving, and feeding Paramecium (really!)—training provided. This is work we pay for, after a training period. It is easy, but requires lots of reliability and responsibility, working in a busy lab environment, etc. There is plenty of opportunity for growth into research for credit, and senior thesis projects.

Please email me if interested; include a CV. Preference will be shown for students who can be around some over holidays, and are in Bloomington over most of the summer: Paramecium rest for no one!

Tom Doak

tdoak at indiana . edu

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Symposium: Wonder and the Natural World

The IU Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society invites you to attend a day-long symposium, “Wonder and the Natural World,” on May 22 at IU Bloomington.  Plenary speaker Bron Taylor, Professor of Religion and Nature at the University of Florida, will deliver the keynote lecture titled “After Darwin: ‘Dark Green’ Nature Religion and the Future of Religion and Nature.” Please visit our website for more information and registration details. Registration is free and the symposium is open to the public.  All events will be held at the IUB Indiana Memorial Union.

Summer training opportunity for undergraduate students

IU’s Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB) will host a series of summer workshops for undergraduates on topics including presentation (posters, interviews, and talks), experimental design, research ethics, CVs, time management, and proposal writing. These workshops will take place each morning from May 19-29, and every Monday thereafter through July 27. This opportunity is related to the NSF-sponsored REU program administered through CISAB but is also open to additional participants. Please contact Prof. Laura Hurley (lhurley @ indiana . edu) for more information.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT OPENING IN THE RAGSDALE LAB

Our lab investigates the genetics and evolution of developmental plasticity using nematodes as models.

We are currently looking for an undergraduate Research Assistant to oversee our nematode stocks, although there is the potential to develop an independent research project in addition to performing regular duties.

Responsibilities include media preparation, feeding (transferring) the stocks, cleaning cultures, and establishing frozen vouchers. Good organizational skills and attention to detail are essential.

Pay is $9.00/hour, and workload is about 10-15 hours/week. Availability during the summer and academic year is required. The ability to join the lab for several years is preferred, especially for candidates interested in pursuing a research project.

Please contact Erik Ragsdale (ragsdale @ indiana . edu) to apply.

Summer UTAs needed for Dr. Hanratty’s BIOL-L311 course

Please check the summer course schedule to make sure that you are available during all BIOL-L 311 class meeting times.

In order to be eligible to serve as a UTA, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Class Standing: UTAs should have at least junior class standing by the time the appointment begins. However, exceptional underclassman may also be considered.
  • GPA: Candidates must have an overall GPA of 3.25. That is, only applicants with a GPA of 3.25 or higher will be considered for UTA positions.
  • Specific Grades: You must have earned an A- or better in the course for which you are applying to assist. You must also have earned excellent grades in related classes. You will need to submit a copy of your unofficial IU transcript with your application.
  • Written Statement: This is a very important part of the application. When candidates for a position are relatively equal in the above areas, the statement can make the difference. Be sure to proofread your statement.

In addition, only students who have not yet graduated can be considered, due to university requirements.

You can find the UTA application online at: http://www.bio.indiana.edu/undergraduate/opportunities/teaching/UTA_application.pdf

You should also provide an up-to-date unofficial transcript, and also complete the written statement associated with the application.

If you are interested, please let Dr. Pam Hanratty know by emailing her at phanratt @ indiana . edu

She will be happy to schedule an interview with you.

PAID RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION OPENING IN THE CLAY LAB

The Clay lab is currently collaborating with the United States Geological Survey to study the fungal microbiome of the invasive reed, Phragmites australis, in order to develop novel control methods.

We are looking for 1-2 research assistants to help with the molecular work involved in identifying the constituents of the fungal community.

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RESEARCH ASSISTANT OPENING IN THE RAGSDALE LAB

Our lab investigates the genetics and evolution of developmental plasticity using nematodes as models.

We are currently looking for an undergraduate Research Assistant to oversee our nematode stocks, although there is the potential to develop an independent research project in addition to performing regular duties.

Responsibilities include media preparation, feeding (transferring) the stocks, cleaning cultures, and establishing frozen vouchers. Good organizational skills and attention to detail are essential.

Pay is $9.00/hour, and workload is about 10-15 hours/week. Availability during the summer and academic year is required. The ability to join the lab for several years is preferred, especially for candidates interested in pursuing a research project.

Please contact Erik Ragsdale (ragsdale at indiana . edu) to apply.