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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] REU opportunity at PIE LTER
Position: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) - PIE LTER
Date: February 23, 2012
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 2012.
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, postdocs, 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. Accommodations are
provided at the field station during field work studies.
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 Woods Hole).
Apply online at:
<https://mbl.simplehire.com/>https://mbl.simplehire.com An Equal Opportunity
Human Resources Office
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
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