Upcoming Research Opportunities
Please note that the opportunities listed below are in order of their application deadline. Be sure to look at the "program dates" to determine when the actual program takes place.
Graduate Student Research- Plymouth State University
- Program Dates: Preference will be given to those who can begin in May or June, 2019
- Sponsored by: The Chabot, Doherty, Jolles, and Son labs at Plymouth State University
- Location: Plymouth, NH as well as at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, and Great Bay, NH
- Brief Description: Investigating horseshoe crab behavior and physiology, the genetics of atherosclerosis, plant ecology and evolution, and Vibrio cholera pathogenesis respectively. The positions include research assistantships and tuition waivers.Expected outcomes include co-authorship in peer-reviewed scientific papers, presentations, and preparation of grant proposals.
- To Apply: If you are interested in applying for these positions, please see our research pages by www.plymouth.edu/academics/undergraduate-academic-programs/biology/biology/faculty/ and send (1) a short introductory email stating your research/career interests, (2) C.V.; (3) unofficial transcripts; and (4) a list of three references who are willing to write letters on your behalf as a single PDF file to Chris Chabot <email@example.com>, Heather Doherty <firstname.lastname@example.org> Diana Jolles email@example.com, or Mike Son <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Applicants must have a Bachelors degree in Biology or related field. Preference will be given to those who can begin in May or June, 2019. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Official transcripts and application will be required for admittance into PSU.
Marine Biological Laboratory Research
- Program Dates: TBD 10 weeks in length
- Sponsored by: Marine Biological Laboratory
- Location: Plum Island Sound, MA
- Brief Description: Seeking applicants for two 10-week positions in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The successful applicant will work as part of a large-scale, multi-disciplinary project examining the effects of sea-level, climate change, and changes in human land use of the marshes, estuaries and watersheds surrounding Plum Island Sound, MA.
- REU projects will be drawn from the following areas: microbial processes and communities, sediment dynamics, plant ecology, population and community ecology of invertebrates, fish population size and diet, marsh carbon and nitrogen cycles, and watershed inputs and processing. Students will work closely with mentors to develop and conduct independent projects within these research areas. However, both students will be immersed in an active research environment and will interact with a diversity of knowledgeable wetland scientists conducting research on plant ecology, invertebrate ecology, and biogeochemical cycling. Students are expected to present their findings at MBL’s Young Scientist Symposium in August in Woods Hole. In addition to a stipend ($500/week), housing will be provided at the field station in Byfield, MA.