NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates

October 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm
By Lorie Tuma


Intern must be willing to work on small boats for long hours, occasionally in inclement weather.  The intern must be able to carry heavy equipment, haul in nets, and be willing to help launch the zodiac from the beach, and should not be easily seasick. Accessing intertidal field sites often require climbing down steep trails and over boulders. We have found that past interns with hiking, boating, sailing, surfing, climbing, or other outdoor or water sport experience have been ideal candidates for the fieldwork in our lab.  Please indicate in your application any experience you have with boats, oceanographic equipment, and other outdoor experience. The National Science Foundation requires that REU students be U.S. citizens that are current U.S. college undergraduates who will continue to be full time students in fall 2013. Applicants may come from related programs such as biology, chemistry, physics, and geology.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Candidates will be required to live at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology field station for 10 weeks from early June to mid August.  Housing and meals in field station dorms will be provided.  Transportation to and from OIMB will be provided at the beginning and end of the internship.  The intern will receive a stipend of $4500 for the 10 weeks.

TO APPLY:  Applications will be accepted immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.  Applicants are encouraged to apply by April 30th or earlier. Send (or email) a cover letter, resume or CV, copy of transcripts (unofficial is fine), names, address, telephone number and email contacts for 3 references to: Marley Jarvis at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, PO Box 5389, Charleston, OR 97420.  Emailed applications (all attachments sent in one email please) are accepted and highly encouraged: marley@uoregon.edu.  Clearly indicate the REU position in the subject of the email.