Research Experience for Undergraduates opportunity
Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research Program
Nitrogen cycling in boreal watersheds
A summer undergraduate researcher position is available with a team in Fairbanks, Alaska studying changes to the nitrogen cycle in response to permafrost thaw and intensifying fire regime. The undergraduate researcher will assist with field work including measuring greenhouse gas emissions from soils and using automated sensors to monitor stream biogeochemistry. Laboratory-based work will include opportunities to use instrumentation for analytical chemistry and learn data handling and analysis approaches using the R program. See harmslab.org for further information about the research.
Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in ecology and enthusiasm about both field and lab-based work, including long field days under wet and buggy conditions. Coursework in biology, ecology, chemistry and math or statistics is needed to successfully contribute to the research. Applications from students expressing interest in conducting an independent research project will receive priority.
To apply for the position, please send a single pdf document to Dr. Tamara Harms (firstname.lastname@example.org ) by March 15, 2019 including: 1) cover letter summarizing research interests, experience collecting and analyzing data, and qualifications relevant to conducting ecological research with a collaborative team, 2) list of relevant coursework, and 3) CV. The student will be paid a stipend for the position, which runs May/June-Aug/Sept.