Department of Natural Sciences
Two positions of undergraduate research
assistant are available in the research group of Dr. Volkis from DNS. The
research will be conducted in the field of horticultural phytochemistry and
will have to deal with study of Aronia Melanocarpa fruit with extremely high
antioxidant content. This is a 20 hour per week research commitment for the
period of August 23 - November 30th only. Student will be trained for all
techniques and measurements required for the successful conducting of the
project and will include analytical techniques, organic reactions and
analytical chemistry calculations. In addition, student will be expected to
manage reporting in writing, prepare and present posters and participate as a
project ambassador in Aronia Interest day and other project related educational
1) Must have passed successfully CHEM
111/113 and CHEM 112/114 and must be at least enrolled into CHEM 211/213 or more
advanced organic chemistry class;
2) Cannot be funded from any other UMES
program for research or education (cannot be, for example MARC, LCMNP or full
ride honor student) or by any other faculty for research hours.
3) Must have GPA 3.0 or higher.
3) Must commit to take CHEM 498 and CHEM
499 with Dr. Volkis to work in the same project after fall 2014 semester;
4) Must update Dr. Volkis with career
progress for a whole period in UMES and at least one year after graduation;
5) Must be well organized and have a
good interpersonal and communication skills;
6) Previous research experience will be
Application Process and Deadline: Application deadline is August 6, 2014. Candidates should apply via UMES HR and submit
full CV, unofficial transcripts and a personal statement describing career
plans, past research experience, the interest to Aronia project and Dr. Volkis
research in general and why are they a great candidates for this position.
Candidate are encouraged to contact Dr. Volkis with any questions.