Company:  Confidential

Job Title: College Lab Intern

Job Number: 77762

Location: Cold Spring Harbor, NY USA, US

Job Description

Position Description

Summer lab intern positions funded by the National Science Foundation are available in Dave Jackson’s lab at Cold Spring Harbor Lab, New York, USA. Our lab uses genetics, genomics and developmental biology techniques to understand growth and development of plant stem cell populations, using Arabidopsis and maize as model systems.   The position will involve assisting in maize field work (working outdoors) as well as lab work in molecular biology.  
  Some recent publications from our lab:Kitagawa, M., Wu, P., Balkunde, R., Cunniff, P., Jackson, D. (2022). An RNA exosome subunit mediates cell-to-cell trafficking of a homeobox mRNA via plasmodesmata. Science. 14;375(6577):177-182. doi: 10.1126/science.abm0840. 
 
Xu X, Crow M, Rice BR, Li F, Harris B, Liu L, Demesa-Arevalo E, Lu Z, Wang L, Fox N, Wang X, Drenkow J, Luo A, Char SN, Yang B, Sylvester AW, Gingeras TR, Schmitz RJ, Ware D, Lipka AE, Gillis J, Jackson D. Single-cell RNA sequencing of developing maize ears facilitates functional analysis and trait candidate gene discovery. Developmental Cell. 2020.
 
Liu L, Gallagher J, Arevalo ED, Chen R, Skopelitis T, Wu Q, Bartlett M, Jackson D. Enhancing grain-yield-related traits by CRISPR-Cas9 promoter editing of maize CLE genes. Nature Plants. 2021;7(3):287-94.
 
Claeys H, Vi SL, Xu X, Satoh-Nagasawa N, Eveland AL, Goldshmidt A, Feil R, Beggs GA, Sakai H, Brennan RG, Lunn JE, Jackson D. Control of meristem determinacy by trehalose 6-phosphate phosphatases is uncoupled from enzymatic activity. Nature Plants. 2019;5(4):352-7.
 
Wu Q, Xu F, Jackson D. All together now, a magical mystery tour of the maize shoot meristem. Current Opinions in Plant Biology. 2018;45(Pt A):26-35.

Position Requirements
Education: Currently enrolled in a college program in a Life Science discipline
Skills/Experience: Some lab experience preferred but not required
Other: Applicants will need to have transportation and should be available to work from ~ late May – mid August.

Environment:
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned research and education institution recognized internationally for its excellence in fundamental areas, such as cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, genomics, and quantitative biology. The Laboratory has long been recognized as a place for nurturing young scientists, with post-doctoral researchers being an integral part of the discovery process. The Laboratory offers a warm, collegial, and collaborative work environment in a beautiful location about one hour from New York City.

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Application Deadline: 2024-08-17

 

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