Plant Imaging Consortium/LemnaTec Internship - Summer 2017

Event date(s): Friday, May 5, 2017
Location: Research Triangle Park


The Plant Imaging Consortium (PIC), a program funded by the NSF EPSCoR RII Track 2 program, and LemnaTec have joined forces and are offering a unique summer internship opportunity for a graduate student affiliated with one of the PIC partner institutions in Arkansas or Missouri to gain experience in the exciting field of plant high throughput phenotyping. The selected candidate will work with LemnaTec Corporation in North America to produce high quality documents that facilitate external and internal customer product familiarity and ease of equipment use.

Functional Competencies

The selected candidate will:

  • Assist with the creation of user manuals, maintenance manuals, parts and schematics manuals, troubleshooting guides, installation guides and other information products as necessary. 
  • Interview and work closely with engineers and other technical personnel and use knowledge of plant phenotyping hardware and software systems to ensure accuracy and completeness of information. 
  • Research and draw relevant information from vendor documentation, engineering specifications, and existing product documentation, as appropriate. 
  • Effectively use appropriate authoring techniques, tools, standards, and processes to create documentation deliverables. 
  • Assist in creation of graphics in conjunction with design concepts and templates. 
  • Work independently as well as part of a technical communication team. 
  • Report the progress of assigned tasks against defined schedules.

Internship Start Date

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Duration of the internship

6 weeks


LemnaTec North America (Research Triangle Park) and visit(s) to multiple locations across the US

This internship includes a competitive stipend ($4,000), housing allowance (~$3,000), and travel support ($6,000) provided by PIC and LemnaTec.

Interested candidates must submit a CV and a letter of recommendation to alorence [at] astate [dot] edu">alorence [at] astate [dot] edu and todd [dot] dezwaan [at] lemnatec [dot] com">todd [dot] dezwaan [at] lemnatec [dot] com by May 5, 2017.