Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Summer Research Position

Undergraduate Summer Research Position
Evolutionary Ecology

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

We are seeking undergraduates interested in gaining hands-on research experience studying the interactions between plants and insects. The project will involve both field and laboratory research. Field research will be conducted at the Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid, Florida for 4-8 weeks. Travel to and housing in Florida will be paid in addition to an hourly salary ($8-$10/hr). Laboratory research will be conducted at Syracuse University in the Department of Biology after returning from Florida. Job duration is 8-10 weeks and is full-time.

On-the-job training will be provided and no research or field experience is required. Applicants should be planning an ecology/evolutionary biology career and have taken at least one of the following courses: Evolution, Ecology, Population Biology, Field Biology, Entomology, Botany, or an OTS course. Applicants must enjoy working outside and should not have an aversion to handling insects. The start date is late April-early May (non-negotiable).

Interested applicants should send a statement of interest, résumé, transcript, one letter of recommendation, and contact information for two additional references. The statement of interest should be less than 500 words with the following information: (i) career goals, (ii) interest in position, and (iii) statement agreeing to commit to the research position
for 10 weeks without other obligations.

Send application materials in one PDF or .doc file to Dr. Kari Segraves (ksegrave@syr.edu). Letters should be e-mailed directly from the recommender with the applicants name in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will be filled no later
than Mar 30, 2010.

No comments: