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Plant Biology Intern

Type:
Research internship
Description

Pikaplant is looking for a phytopathology intern who will assist in the development of anti-pathogens for plants living inside an airtight ecosphere. The individual we are looking for will be hands-on and precise in compiling and communicating the results of data. Our ideal candidate is creative, can come up with efficient solutions to problems and analyses and interprets data to produce positive outcomes. The candidate should be proficient in English.

The plants inside Pikaplant Jar live in an airtight ecosphere. They continuously recycle the water inside, so you never need to water them. A side-effect of this closed ecosphere is that enclosed microbes can rapidly thrive and become pathogenic to the plant. We research which pathogens are the most common for specific plant species, and we develop organic pesticides to ensure the plants inside Jar live a long and healthy life. As a plant pathology intern you will monitor our prototypes, help identify potential pathogens, make Kaplan-Meier estimators, and analyse the data to improve our anti-pathogens and Pikaplant Jar.

Profile

Performance profile
• Student or recent graduate in the discipline
• Process-oriented
• Able to follow procedures
• Can interpret empirical data in precise terms
• Systematic in analysis
• Observant
• Is able to succinctly convey complex data and concepts
• Microsoft Excel

Responsibilities
• Monitoring test prototypes
• Updating the lab book in detail
• Analysing the data
• Identifying potential pathogens
• Making Kaplan-Meier estimators
• Producing prototypes
• Supporting the wider RnD and production team

Application Procedure

Please send your motivation letter and CV to contact@pikaplant.com.

Desired Academic Background
Natural sciences, Health and Life Sciences, Earth and Sustainability
Preference for bachelor or master student:
No preference
Starts:
September
Length:
3-6 months
Occupation:
Fulltime
Language:
Dutch or English
Compensation:
€ 200-300
Apply Before:
25/08/2017

Organization

Name:
Pikaplant
Address
Veemarkt 179
1019 CG Amsterdam
Website:
http://www.pikaplant.com

Contact details

Name:
Georgette
Email:
contact@pikaplant.com
Address
Veemarkt 179
1019 CG Amsterdam
Telephone:
+31 (0)20 3090127