Student Worker Position USDA/ARS

Opportunity Type: 
Location of Opportunity: 
On Campus
Host Department/Organization: 

School of Plant Sciences

Opportunity Description: 

The position that we are looking to fill is great opportunity to learn microbiological and molecular techniques and the use of laboratory equipment. Our research has global impacts on food safety and human health. We are looking for students that are punctual, responsible, reliable, careful and honest.

The Agricultural Research Service is the chief scientific research agency of the United States Department of Agriculture. The ARS Laboratory for Aflatoxin Reduction in Crops is associated with the School of Plant Science of the University of Arizona. Dr. Peter Cotty runs the lab and is seeking undergraduate students for biological aid positions to support current research projects. The selected students will work for the University of Arizona. These students will have a unique opportunity to learn microbiological techniques and the use of laboratory instruments while gaining experience in a laboratory actively engaged in research that has global impacts on the food safety and human health. The position is an important part of the laboratory’s research program and the students filling it will be required to be punctual, responsible, reliable, careful and honest.

These positions require students of at least 16 years of age, enrolled in at least six credit hours at the University of Arizona during the Fall and Spring semesters. Enrollment is not required during winter and summer sessions, as long as the student demonstrates enrollment in both the previous and subsequent semesters.

Students must be in good academic standing and working toward a degree related to any field in the sciences. Students may be required to undergo a security assessment. 





Shantz Room 129

Time Commitment: 

It is also required that the students be able to work at least 15 hours per week while school is in session, be available to work 35 hours when classes are not in session, and during summer break.

Paid Position: 

$11.17/ hour

How to apply: 

Drop off a resume, letter of interest, and copy of your unofficial transcript to David Edmunds, Connie Graham, and Marina Wissotski (Shantz Room 129 the basement of the annex).

For more information: 

For more information contact: David Edmunds, (520) 626-8932