Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer fellowship in Marine Science (USA) ~

2 de marzo de 2014

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer fellowship in Marine Science (USA)

REU in Marine Science at the University of California Santa Barbara

A Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer fellowship is open at the Marine Science
Institute, University of California Santa Barbara. Duration is 12 weeks, June 3-Aug 29, although
these dates can be somewhat flexible to accommodate academic schedules. We invite applications
from qualified, highly motivated undergraduate students from U.S. colleges/universities to
participate in a 12-week lab and field based summer research experience. The fellow will be
involved with an NSF-funded project on the use of particulate organic matter by marine suspension
feeders, and will do a project likely focused on some aspect of trophic relationships in kelp forests
off the California coast. The student will learn ecological and biochemical methods to explore this
topic, and will be required to write a report, in the format of a scientific paper, and give a
presentation on their project at the end of the summer.  Travel costs to and from UCSB will be
covered, and the student will be provided with a $500/week stipend for living expenses.  This is an
intensive full-time commitment and any work or educational activities outside the program must
be approved.

You are eligible if you are an undergraduate student who has completed at least two years of study
towards a bachelor's degree, and you will still be an undergraduate in the fall after the summer
program.  Students from underrepresented groups and institutions with limited research
opportunities are especially encouraged to apply. Experience with scientific diving is desirable but
not required. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and its
possessions. The University of California is an equal opportunity employer and educator.

Interested applicants should send a statement of interest, resume, unofficial transcript, one letter
of recommendation, and contact information for one additional reference. The statement of
interest should be less than 500 words and include the following information: (i) professional
goals, (ii) interest in position, and (iii) relevant experience. Send application materials, preferably in
one PDF or Word file, to Robert Miller ( by April 15, 2014. You may also send
all application materials in hard copy by mail to: Robert Miller, Marine Science Institute, UCSB,
Santa Barbara CA 93601-6150. The letter of recommendation should be sent directly from the
recommender (please include the applicants name in the subject line for emails). Incomplete
applications will not be considered.

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