North Dakota – REU in Avian Physiological Ecology

Ever wondered about how stress affects the body or why some individuals are more resilient than others?

If so, join our research team and learn more about it!

The Heidinger lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, ND, is seeking undergraduate students to participate in a project examining the long-term consequences of stress exposure in a local population of house sparrows. There is one full time National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) position and several volunteer positions. Duties will include manipulating stress exposure, monitoring parental behavior, checking nests, and measuring offspring growth. Successful applicants must be enthusiastic and motivated. They must work well independently and as part of a research team. If interested please email 1) a cover letter describing your interest in the project and previous research experience, 2) a resume, and 3) the names of two references to Rebecca Young (rebecca.c.young at by April 1, 2018. Positions will run May-August. Salary $500/week and housing will be provided.