REU Employment opportunities

Jace Fahnestock JaceF at uwyo.edu
Thu Mar 29 11:24:42 EST 2001

Please post the following on your distribution list.  Thank you.

Mid-May through mid-August 2001

Position one will be based at the Toolik Lake LTER Site in northern Alaska
Position two will be based at Alexandra Fiord, Ellesmere Island, northern

Applications due: 15 April 2001

We are seeking two enthusiastic undergraduates or recent graduates (within 6
months) who are interested in summer field research in the Arctic. The
primary duties associated with position one will be the collection and
analysis of minirhizotron root images.  The primary duties associated with
position two will be the collection of carbon exchange parameters (net
carbon exchange, photosynthesis, respiration) in several high Arctic
ecosystems.  Both positions will be supervised by a graduate student. In
addition to participating in the overall research program, students will be
expected to develop their own individual research project.

Each position pays $1200 month. Travel from your university to and from the
field site will be covered. Food and lodging will be covered while you are
in the field.  Class background in ecology, botany, soil science, and/or
meteorology/climatology and experience in field or laboratory experiments is
preferred. Students must be willing to work long hours in the field,
occasionally under adverse weather conditions.  Applicants for position two
must also be willing to live in a tent all summer and contribute toward
general cooking and cleaning duties.  Competent, careful, emotionally
mature, and enthusiastic people desired!  We want the work to be fun as well
as intellectually challenging. We encourage applications from women and
minorities. These positions are open only to U.S. citizens who are
undergraduates or have graduated since January 2001.

To apply, send us a cover letter and a resume that includes the names, phone
numbers, and email addresses of two referees, and have your referees send
letters of recommendation separately.  In your cover letter, explain why you
are interested in this program and how it fits into your long-term education
and career goals. Also describe your background and include anything that
you think would convince us that you are the most appropriate person for one
or more of these research positions. Please list which project you are most
interested in.  To qualify for either of these positions you must be a
citizen or permanent resident of the United States and be an active student
or within six months of graduation. 

Submit your application materials via email before 15 April 2001 to Jeff
Welker (jeff at uwyo.edu) or Jace Fahnestock (jacef at uwyo.edu) or send them by
mail to either of us at: Department of Renewable Resource, University of
Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071. 

For questions about the application process or these positions, you may
contact Jeff Welker at 307-766-5470 or Jace Fahnestock at 307-766-5470.


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