Research Experience for Undergraduates position on the TIDE Project Summer 2021
We are looking for an undergraduate student (cannot be graduating this year) interested in saltmarsh food webs in New England. The internship will take place in Plum Island, MA within the PIE LTER (https://pie-lter.ecosystems.mbl.edu/welcome-plum-island-ecosystems-lter). 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, invertebrate ecology, biogeochemical cycling, and community ecology. The student is expected to present their findings at the conclusion of the summer. Housing will be provided at the field station in Byfield, MA. A summer stipend and travel costs are also included.
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. The ability to work long hours in the field marsh is required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please send undergraduate transcripts and a 1-page letter of intent to James Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jackie Valladares (email@example.com). Applicant review will begin immediately and end when an applicant is chosen. The expected start date is June 27th, 2021.