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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Tech Student - Tree Physiology in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310048

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change

Group: Advanced Study & Development

Job Description

We’re seeking a current undergraduate student to support research in tree physiology under the NGEE-Tropics project ( ). We use a variety of methods, including hydraulic and non-structural carbohydrate analysis, to shed light on the implications of drought in tree mortality, an area of increasing concern under climate change.

A successful applicant will have the opportunity to learn and implement our laboratory methods in collaboration with experienced researchers. This includes processing and analyzing diverse plant tissue samples sourced from the global tropics. The successful applicant’s work will produce data for the development of research publications and contribute towards broader project goals under NGEE-Tropics.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Nate McDowell ( ) and Riley Leff ( ) with any questions.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be degree-seeking students enrolled at an accredited college or university. Candidates must be taking at least 6 credit hours and have an overall GPA of 2.5.

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants with a declared major must be concentrating in a related field, i.e. biological, environmental, or physical sciences.

Applicants must be located in the Tri-Cities area.

Applicants must be professional, organized, and self-motivated.

Applicants with biological or chemical laboratory experience highly preferred.

Applicants with prior research experience highly preferred.

Applicants with a GPA >3.25 preferred. (2.50 minimum).

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Advanced Study & Development

Opening Date: 2019-10-30

Closing Date: 2019-11-19