Four to six-month research internship starting in August 2019 (as soon as possible) to quantify cell wall biomolecules in soybean stems. Are you interested in pursuing graduate school but are still sorting out which field to enter? Or, would like to work for a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company? This position will train you to become skilled in analytical chemistry procedures using ultra-performance liquid chromatography, spectroscopy, accelerated solvent extraction, statistical analysis, and many common procedures used in biochemistry, physiology, and biology laboratories. Past Research Assistants who worked on this project were immediately accepted into graduate school (soybean breeding, molecular genetics, bioterrorism, master of public health), obtained NIH post baccalaureate and EPA ORISE fellowships, and also became competitive research technicians (cancer, molecular biology). Data collected for this internship will be published in an upcoming manuscript, and the intern will be included as a co-author. The intern will complete data collection for a previous Virginia Soybean Board grant titled “Identifying stem tissues that improve seed yield by decreasing pod abortions in Virginia soybeans.” This is an unpaid internship, but if the applicant is currently in an undergraduate program, it may be possible to set this up to earn independent study research credit. Please contact Dr. Anne Alerding email@example.com for more information about the internship.