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College Lab Research Intern


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Job Location

1 Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
United States

Job Description

A summer lab intern position funded by the National Science Foundation is 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. Applicants will need to have transportation and should be available to work from late May – mid August.

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.

Candidates from non-traditional and/or underrepresented backgrounds, broadly defined, are strongly encouraged to apply.

For immediate consideration, please apply online to the position found here:
<a href="">https://cshl.peopleadmin.c…; Posting ID: 03168-R

You are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition to your employment at the Laboratory, except in instances where you have a qualifying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance that is contrary to receiving the vaccine. You will be required to provide proof of your vaccination on your first day of employment. For those individuals, who are unable to receive a vaccine due to access issues, they will be expected to receive the vaccine upon arrival in New York.

Founded in 1890, CSHL has helped shape contemporary biomedical research and education with today’s research endeavors encompassing cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. CSHL is a private, not-for-profit institution in New York and has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners. Today, CSHL’s multidisciplinary scientific community is bolstered by more than 600 researchers and its Scientific Meetings & Courses Program, which hosts more than 9,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campus. For more information about CSHL, please visit us at <a href=""></a&gt;

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How to Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply online to the position found here:
<a href="">https://cshl.peopleadmin.c…; Posting ID: 03168-R