Subject: Field assistant/REU position Mount St. Helens
Two summer research assistant positions are available in our study of the effects of insect herbivores on plant communities and ecosystems at Mount St. Helens. Work involves approx. 4 days/week in the field as part of a crew of 4-6 conducting surveys of insect damage and vegetation and conducting experiments, and one day in the lab. Required qualifications: Enjoy and be capable of camping and working outside, assisting with camp duties, and hiking 7 miles over rough terrain with a 20lb backpack while engaging in light physical labor all day long; have a valid driver’s license; taken an upper level ecology course. Desired qualifications: At least junior standing in Fall 2018; Strong interest in the biology of plants and/or insects; a statistics course; first-aid certification. Stipend is about $550/week. Dates: Mid June – Mid or Late August, with some flexibility.
One position will be a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates. The REU student will be responsible for completing a guided research project, including data analysis and eventually a presentation, to be designed in collaboration with Dr. Bishop and graduate students in the lab. More information about research in Dr. Bishop’s lab is available at http://directory.vancouver.wsu.edu/people/john-bishop
To apply send a CV or resume to Dr. John Bishop: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include work experience, relevant course work and grades in those courses, overall GPA, any other hobbies and accomplishments that may demonstrate relevant abilities, and contact info for 2 references. Applicants will be responsible for their own housing in the Vancouver-Portland area. Students from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin May 12.