There are currently openings for undergraduate student researchers in the lab of Dr. Steven Blanke (Department of Microbiology). The student will work on projects pertaining to the interactions between bacterial pathogens and host cells. Interested students should be able to commit to at least 3 semesters in addition to summer semesters. No research experience necessary; having taken introductory MCB courses is preferred. The student will be involved in laboratory meetings/discussion. Based on progress, the student may receive an independent project. The student will be trained to perform many different techniques relating to molecular biology and microbiology, and also taught the science and rationale behind the experiments. SERIOUS time commitment is required. It is expected that students be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, evenings, and weekends. This position is tailored for those considering research at the graduate level.

Any interested students should email Ami Seeger at <amiy2@illinois.edu>. Please include a cover letter and CV for interview consideration. The cover letter must include how a research position will benefit the applicant and further his/her academic goals. Expected date of graduation must be clearly stated in the CV. Please respond by 5 P.M. Sunday, August 26. No applications can be reviewed after that time. Review of applications will commence August 27 and interviews and acceptances given on a rolling basis. The student will commence laboratory duties immediately this upcoming Fall 2018 semester. Please contact <amiy2@illinois.edu> with any questions/concerns.

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