The Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The successful applicants 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 will 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 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.
Required documents include:
1. Cover Letter
3. References – List of 3 with contact information
4. Unofficial Transcripts
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