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.