13 de febrero de 2005


Arctic LTER/Landscapes
Ecosystems Center
Seasonal/Temporary, Full-time

The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking undergraduate applicants for several Arctic research projects. Successful candidates will participate in field research on either terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems in the Toolik Lake Research Natural Area on the North Slope of Alaska. The Research Experience for Undergraduate (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 seniors). We anticipate funding for supporting four REU positions to work on Arctic research during the 2005 field season.
DUTIES: In addition to gaining experience by assisting on a variety of project activities, REU students typically assume an independent project that is linked to larger studies of lakes, streams, tundra or land-water interactions. REU participants are expected to collect and analyze data and to produce a poster describing their project near the end of the field season.
SKILLS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 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.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Applicants must in good health, capable of rigorous physical activity and prepared to live in an isolated setting with harsh environmental conditions. Candidates for these jobs should be available to live at Toolik Field Station for 2-3 months during June, July and August. Travel to Toolik Field Station is paid by the grant as well as the cost of room and board at the Station and a stipend.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until suitable candidates are identified.
Please send cover letter, resume, transcripts and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of 3 references to: Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources reference code [REU ITEX], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543. Applications may be sent by email with reference code [REU ITEX] to:
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Non-smoking workplace.

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