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Monday, November 23

USGS-NSF Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP)

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is partnering with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to offerinternship opportunities for current NSF Graduate Research Fellows through the NSF Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP).  All USGS GRIP opportunities are posted onhttp://bit.ly/1MMEFPO.  Applications are due December 4, 2015.  

Carrie Givens' lab at the USGS Michigan-Ohio Water Science Center in Lansing, MI, has an available  GRIP opportunity listed under the project title "Development of methods distinguishing live and dead cell DNA for qPCR detection and quantification of pathogen genes in environmental samples for quantitative microbial risk assessment."  We are looking for an intern with three or more years of microbiology education or with at least one year of independent qPCR experience. Basic microbiological culturing experience and aseptic technique are essential. The intern should have experience designing and optimizing qPCR assays, interpreting qPCR analysis and maintaining lab QA/QC.  More information about our opportunity can be found at the link above or in the email attachment.  If you are interested in this opportunity or would like more information, please contact Carrie Givens at cgivens@usgs.gov