Date: March 4, 2015
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 sea-level, climate change, and changes in human land use of the marshes, estuaries and watersheds surrounding Plum Island Sound, MA (http://pie-lter.ecosystems.mbl.edu).
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).
For 2015, the primary focus of the 10-week REU program at PIE-LTER will be on fish population and fish community ecology, and the student will work closely with a mentor to develop and conduct an independent project within this research area. However, the student will be immersed in an active research environment and will interact with a diversity of knowledgeable wetland scientists conducting research on plant ecology, invertebrate ecology, and biogeochemical cycling. The student is expected to present his/her findings at MBL’s Young Scientist Symposium 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. Previous experience with boats and fishing is useful but not required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
The following are required documents:
1) Cover Letter
3) References: List of 3 with contact information
4) Unofficial transcripts
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The Marine Biological Laboratory is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.