Student Opportunity Announcements
REU in Marine Science in Oregon
POSITION: A National Science Foundation funded Research
Experience for Undergraduates position is available for one
undergraduate student this summer (June-August 2013) at the
University of Oregon’s Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in
Charleston, Oregon. The REU student will live at OIMB and work
in Dr. Alan Shanks’ laboratory and field sites near Charleston for
the full 10 weeks. To read more about the Shanks Lab people
and research visit: pages.uoregon.edu/ashanks/
PROJECT: Most marine species reproduce by releasing many,
tiny larvae into the ocean that can interact with currents for
hours to months before growing into the adult. Larval behavior
and dispersal is key in understanding population dynamics of
these species. The intern will work with Dr. Alan Shanks and his
graduate students to sample zooplankton (including larvae) and
take physical oceanographic data in nearshore waters from
small boats. The intern will be directly involved in sampling,
including net deployments and retrievals by hand from a small
boat. The team will also monitor settlement on intertidal rocks
to examine how nearshore currents affect the delivery of larvae
to their intertidal adult habitats.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clearly indicate the REU position in the subject of the email.
OIMB is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution
committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act.