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Characterization of co-cultured Harmful Algae and Algicidal Bacteria isolated from Seagrasses in Puget Sound

Summary / Description

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The intern will participate in a study designed to a further ground breaking research aimed at mitigating the presence of harmful algal blooms, commonly known as “red tides”, in Puget Sound.  Work will involve co-culturing of algicidal bacteria with common harmful algae isolated from Puget Sound waters.  This internship provides an opportunity for an applicant to gain laboratory and some field experience. Specifically an intern will learn skills associated with microscopy, cell culture, sample processing and analysis.  More information can be found at:

http://plankt.oxfordjournals.org/content/36/2/388.full.pdf+html

Skills Required

Willingness to perform laboratory work and conduct field research with great attention to detail are important.  Basic pipetting skills are required and experience with sterile lab technique are an added benefit.  The ability to work as part of a research team is essential.  A basic knowledge of data collection and plotting is helpful.  An interest in conducting ground breaking research to restore the balance in disturbed marine ecosystems is a plus.

Other Information

Internship Location: The Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle Washington, within walking distance of the University of Washington campus. The internship would be with the Marine Biotoxins Program (www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/hab)

Address: 2725 Montlake Blvd. E, Seattle, WA 98112 USA

Intern Supervisor: Vera L. Trainer / Number of slots available: 1

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