Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) positions ~

8 de febrero de 2007

Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) positions

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 support of two to five REU positions
during the 2007 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.

Conditions: CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Applicants must in good health,
capable of rigorous outdoor activity and prepared to live in a field camp
where cooperation with others is essential, personal privacy is limited and
living accommodations are spare and simple. Candidates for these jobs should
be available to live at Toolik Field Station 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.

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.

Instructions: Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names,
addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of 3 references to: Marine
Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources reference code [AL REU], 7 MBL
Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543. Materials may be sent by email with reference
code [AL REU] to: An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer/Non-smoking workplace.

Deadline: Until suitable candidates are identified.

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