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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] REU opportunity: Plum Island Ecosystem Long-Term
Ecological Research program
Position: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) - PIE LTER
The MBL Ecosystems Center is seeking undergraduate applicants for
summer research fellowships (REU) in watershed and estuarine
ecosystems in Massachusetts. Fellowships are sponsored by the Plum
Island Ecosystem Long-Term Ecological Research program
(http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/pie). REU positions are available to U.S.
citizens or permanent residents who are currently enrolled as
undergraduates at U.S. colleges or universities (no graduating
college seniors). REU participants are expected to start the program
in early June and work full-time for 10-12 weeks during the summer of 2010.
Successful candidates will conduct independent research projects that
are linked to larger studies of watersheds, streams, estuary,
marshes, or tidal creeks. In addition, participants are expected to
assist principal investigators, research assistants, and graduate
students with ongoing projects and gain experience in a variety of
research areas related to coastal science. REU participants are
expected to collect and analyze data and present their research
results in oral presentations and in poster and written formats by
the end of their fellowship.
Applicants should have completed basic coursework in biology,
chemistry and ideally ecology or environmental science.
Undergraduates with strong backgrounds in mathematics, computer
science, statistics or physics are strongly encouraged to apply.
Attention to detail, the ability to work as a member of a team, and a
desire to learn new laboratory and field techniques are essential.
Applicants must be willing to conduct moderately strenuous fieldwork
in marine environments, primarily intertidal setting under variable
weather conditions. Successful candidates will be expected to spend
extended time at the field site in Plum Island Sound (3 hours from
Required Applicant Documents:
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