The Northern Gulf of Alaska Long Term Ecological Research (NGA LTER) project invites undergraduate students to participate in our interdisciplinary oceanographic research. Two or three REU students will join our team from June 3 to August 23, 2019. The application period closes May 7, 2019; applicants will be notified soon thereafter.
We seek highly motivated undergraduates with interest in marine science, biology, chemistry, physics, and/or computer science to work with scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The students’ research will integrate with work currently being done on the NGA LTER ecosystem. Oceanographic research projects include water column characterization measurements, zooplankton studies, particle dynamics studies, data analysis, and numerical oceanographic modeling.
- $12/hr for a summer full-time position (40 hours per week) over 12 weeks.
- Discretionary funds may be available to offset housing and transportation costs.
- College level background in biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, or marine science
- The ability to carefully follow instructions
- The ability to successfully work in a team setting
- Good communication skills.
- Upper division status in a B.S. program
- An interest in continuing scientific research upon graduation
- Must be a registered student in an undergraduate program.
- Citizenship or permanent residency in the United States or its possessions is required.
To apply, email your resume and a cover letter to Elizabeth Dobbins (firstname.lastname@example.org). The cover letter should include a brief description of your interest in participating in LTER research. Make sure your resume includes:
- Contact information: email address and telephone numbers,
- Applicable completed coursework,
- Previous laboratory/field experience, and
- Anticipated graduation date
Preliminary contact with potential mentors is highly suggested. You can find potential mentors and their fields of study on our Personnel Page.
Members of groups under-represented in earth and environmental science are particularly encouraged to apply.
More Information: NGA LTER REU Announcement