Deadline extended: summer REU in plant-microbe interactions at Rice University

Deadline extended: summer REU in plant-microbe interactions at Rice UniversityThe Miller Lab at Rice University (Department of BioSciences, Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) invites applications for a summer 2022 REU position. Research in the lab focuses on population and community ecology, particularly demography, population dynamics, and species interactions. We work primarily in plant systems, including plant-animal and plant-microbe interactions, and our work involves a combination of field experiments, statistical modeling, and theory. Check out recent publications to learn more about our work. Our lab values and works to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM. Students from under-represented or minoritized backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.We are seeking a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) participant for summer 2022. The student would participate in funded research focused on the population dynamics of plant-microbe symbioses, and would develop a related independent research project under the guidance of a mentor in the lab. The REU student would also provide mentorship to one or more high school students working in the lab for the summer. This position is perfect for rising juniors or seniors majoring in ecology, biology, or related disciplines with interest in pursuing a graduate degree in ecology. No prior research experience is required.  The REU student will earn a stipend of $600/week. Start and end dates are flexible but the position is intended as 8-10 weeks in duration. Housing is provided on the Rice University campus.To apply, please send a CV, statement of interest, and contact info for two references to (Please include “REU applicant” in the subject) no later than Friday, April 22.