From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of David Inouye
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] REU opportunity at MBL
Position: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) - TIDE
Date: January 30, 2012
The Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The successful applicant will work as part of a large-scale, multi-disciplinary project examining the effects of excess nutrients on salt marshes in the Plum Island Estuary, MA (http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/Tide/ ).
REU positions are available to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents only who are currently enrolled as undergraduates at U.S. colleges or universities (no graduating seniors).
The student will be immersed in an active research environment and interact with a diversity of knowledgeable wetland scientists.
The student will work closely with a mentor to develop and conduct a research project based on their interests during this 10-week program.
Possible research areas include population ecology, plant ecology, invertebrate ecology, biogeochemical cycling, and community ecology.
The student is expected to present their findings at MBLâ€™s Young Scientist Meeting in August in Woods Hole. Housing will be provided at the field station in Byfield, MA.
Applicants should have completed basic coursework in biology, chemistry and ideally ecology or ecosystem studies. Attention to detail and a desire to learn new laboratory and field techniques are essential. Ability to work long hours in the field and carry heavy objects over uneven marsh is required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Unofficial transcripts are required documents, but may be uploaded with your application package or faxed to Human Resources Office, 508-289-7931.
If faxing, please reference the position title and posting number.
APPLY ONLINE AT:
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Human Resources Office
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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