Undergraduate Researchers in the Caporaso Lab develop and support QIIME 2, a leading microbiome bioinformatics platform.
Typically students will:
As members of the Center for Applied Microbiome Science, undergraduates perform bioinformatics analysis on contemporary studies. These contributions yield published work, experience with research design, and valuable collaborative relationships.
In addition to a strong portfolio of GitHub contributions, undergraduate researchers are supported in developing conference posters, presentations, collaborative, and independent research publications. Contributions to lab publications are often welcome, and students are cited for their contributions.
Fully-funded opportunities to travel in support of research products are also frequent. Caporaso Lab students have presented at:
Undergraduates balance diverse responsibilities, and academic performance is top priority. Students are asked to work 15-20 hours per week while school is in session, and may work up to 40 hours during breaks (subject to Northern Arizona University employment policies). Flexible scheduling accommodates coursework and exam requirements.
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Applications are reviewed three times annually, as follows: