• Lloyd Noble Scholars in Plant Science

    Job Locations US-OK-Ardmore
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Undergraduate (junior or senior)
  • Overview

    The Noble Research Institute LLC is accepting applications for the position as an intern in our highly recognized Lloyd Noble Scholars in Plant Science program.  This is a temporary position; the 2019 Noble Summer Research Scholars in Plant Science program will begin in mid May and end the at the end of July 2019. 



    Duration:  10 weeks


    Program Housing: The Institute will provide housing accommodations for all Research Scholars.


    Hourly Rate: $12.00 per hour (with housing) or $14.00 per hour (without housing).  Per rules set forth by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), housing that is provided by the Institute is considered a taxable fringe benefit. Research Scholars earn approximately $4,800 for the 10-week program, working 40 hours per week, and are paid semi-monthly. Earnings are subject to applicable state and federal taxes.


    Interested applicants should apply immediately. The application deadline is February 6, 2019.


    The Noble Scholars Program gives each participating student-Scholar an opportunity to interact in a plant science-related research environment, develop practical research skills and build relationships with scientific mentors. Scholars are paired with a scientist-mentor from either the Institute’s plant molecular biology research groups or the translational and application research groups and will work on a project that has been designed by their mentor. Students selected into the Research Scholars Program can usually arrange with their respective universities to obtain college credit hours for the internship.


    For more information on the Lloyd Noble Scholars in Plant Science Program, please visit http://www.noble.org/summer-scholar.


    Questions regarding the Research Scholars Program or the on-line application process can be submitted to Frank Hardin at cfhardin@noble.org or (580) 224-6215.


    EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


    The research projects reinforce the Scholars’ understanding of fundamental scientific principles. Scholars will formulate hypotheses, design and execute experiments to test such hypotheses and assess and draw conclusions from their empirical results. Scholars are encouraged to regularly discuss their efforts and results with their mentor and other members of their laboratory as well as other Scholars.


    Scholars are integrated into a laboratory setting and will participate in all regular laboratory activities, including group meetings, seminars and research group discussions. At the conclusion of the program, Scholars will prepare a presentation concerning their research project and present in the Institute’s Kruse Auditorium. Mentors will assist Scholars in developing their presentations.


    Lloyd Noble Scholars in Plant Science must:

    • Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in a college or university within the United States, such program resulting in the award of a baccalaureate or associates degree;
    • Have completed their sophomore year at the time the internship begins (at least 60 credit hours) with a declared major in a plant science, life science, chemistry or bioinformatics field with appropriate course work (research experience is not required);
    • Be legally authorized to work in the United States (for any employer) and WILL NOT require employment visa sponsorship for this internship;
    • Be capable of working 40 hours per week for 10 weeks; and
    • Have their own means of transportation while in Ardmore, Oklahoma.


    Applicable related fields include, but are not limited to: 

    • Applied Genomics
    • Analytical Biochemistry
    • Bioinformatics
    • Cell Biology
    • Developmental Biology
    • Genetics/Genomics
    • Genetics of Disease
    • Transformation
    • Metabolomics/Proteomics/Functional Genomics
    • Molecular Biology
    • Biochemistry
    • Molecular Breeding
    • Molecular Plant Pathology
    • Phytochemistry
    • Plant-Microbe Interactions
    • Structural Biology
    • Viral Evolution 

    Lloyd Noble Scholars work and live in Ardmore, Okla., during the program.


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