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Undergraduate researcher position in chemical ecology @ MSU: Impact of heat waves on milkweeds and their interactions with herbivoresPage Title

The Wetzel and Howe labs at Michigan State University are looking for two undergraduate researchers to join a project examining effects of heat waves on the physiology of milkweed species and impacts on their interactions with herbivores. We will be using multiple milkweed species spanning diverse environments and the iconic monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus). Work will include growing and taking care of plants and insect colonies, setting up experiments, conducting insect bioassays, evaluating plant and insect performance, collecting plant samples, doing lab extractions, and collecting data. We are looking for candidates who can work full time (~40 hours per week). Position available immediately (starting May 2023 the earliest, with a minimum of 12 weeks between May-Aug). Initial salary is $15 per hour.


· Gain research experience studying plant-insect interactions and chemical ecology

· Work on projects that seek to understand how the environment functions and how that shape plant and insect species

· Have fun playing with and learning about plants and insects


Feel free to email Dr. Xosé López Goldar (lopezgol@msu.edu) with questions.

To apply, email Dr. López Goldar résumé, unofficial transcript, contact info for 2 references,

and a cover letter describing why you are interested in the position.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Preference will be given to candidates pursuing science careers.

Our labs strive to be safe spaces for diversity in science