Emily Pappo, a PhD student in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, is looking for 1-2 volunteer research assistants for fall/winter 2021 to help with a project looking at how climate change could impact coffee quality.
Volunteers will assist on tasks related to assessing the impact of water stress on coffee volatile makeup and sensory quality. They will primarily assist with the preparation and collection of volatiles on coffee samples in the lab. This includes, but isn’t limited to, preparing the equipment and materials, running the samples through the collection system used to extract the volatiles, and cleaning the equipment. Training will be provided. Additional tasks may include assistance with the preparation of the coffee sensory analysis, including roasting the coffee samples on an Ikawa Pro sample roaster and setting up coffee cuppings.
An ideal volunteer will have a keen eye for detail and an ability to follow research protocol accurately. They will be able to keep track of written data consistently and accurately. Volunteers do not need to have prior experience in volatile collection or coffee quality analysis, as training in research and safety protocols will be provided, but they should be able to demonstrate strong project management skills and some prior research experience is a plus. I am looking for a volunteer who can commit to at least 8 hours each week, but the exact time and days can be determined based on availability. This is an unpaid volunteer position.
Please reach out to Emily Pappo at email@example.com if you are interested in this volunteer research assistant opportunity. Please include a brief description of why you are interested in this project, any relevant prior experience, and your CV. Thank you!!