From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] REU opportunity in marine ecology
We are extending the deadline for applications by another 2 weeks. Please
submit by April 15, 2011.
A Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer fellowship is open at
the Marine Science Institute, University of California Santa Barbara.
Duration is 12 weeks, June 3-Aug 29, although these dates can be somewhat
flexible to accommodate academic schedules. We invite applications from
qualified, highly motivated undergraduate students from U.S.
colleges/universities to participate in a 12-week lab and field based summer
research experience. U.S. citizenship is required. The student will be
involved with an NSF-funded project on the use of particulate organic matter
by marine suspension feeders. The main objective of the project is to
determine the relative importance of phytoplankton and kelp detritus to the
diet of benthic suspension feeders on reefs off the California coast. The
student will learn ecological and biochemical methods to explore this topic,
and will be required to write a report, in the format of a scientific paper,
and give a presentation on their project at the end of the summer. Travel
costs to and from UCSB will be covered, and the student will be provided
with a $500/week stipend for living expenses. This is a full-time
commitment and any work or educational activities outside the program must
You are eligible if you are an undergraduate student who has completed at
least two years of study towards a bachelor's degree, and you will still be
an undergraduate in the fall after the summer program. Students from
underrepresented groups and institutions with limited research opportunities
are especially encouraged to apply. Experience with scientific diving is
desirable but not required. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent
residents of the U.S. and its possessions. The University of California is
an equal opportunity employer and educator.
Interested applicants should send a statement of interest, resume,
unofficial transcript, one letter of recommendation, and contact information
for one additional reference. The statement of interest should be less than
500 words and include the following information: (i) professional goals,
(ii) interest in position, and (iii) relevant experience. Send application
materials, preferably in one PDF or Word file, to Robert Miller (
[log in to unmask]). You may also send all application materials in hard
copy by non-electronic mail service to: Robert Miller, Marine Science
Institute, UCSB, Santa Barbara CA 93601-6150. Either method of application
is fine as we understand some applicants may have limited electronic access.
The letter of recommendation should be sent directly from the recommender
(please include the applicants name in the subject line for emails).
Incomplete applications will not be
considered. Applications will be accepted through April 15, 2011.
Robert J. Miller
Marine Science Institute
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara CA 93109-6150