The Grace lab in the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology at Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, TX is recruiting an undergraduate student to participate in an NSF funded project to examine the influence of rising global temperatures on life-history traits in house sparrows. The REU student will be located in College Station, TX and will be part of a national team investigating this question along a latitudinal gradient in North America. The REU student will interact closely with members of the Grace lab as well as members of the Heidinger lab at North Dakota State University (NDSU).
Duties will include checking and monitoring nests, measuring offspring growth and documenting parental behavior. Successful applicants must be enthusiastic, motivated, and able to work well independently and as part of a research team. Personal transportation to reach field sites is preferred, but not required. The position will be approximately 10 weeks and run between June 7 – August 16 (depending on hiring date). Hiring date and length of the position is negotiable. A salary of $500/week and housing will be provided, and $1000 for travel to College Station, TX is available.
If interested please email a: 1) cover letter describing your interest in the project and previous research experience, 2) resume, and 3) the names of two references to Jacquelyn Grace (firstname.lastname@example.org) ASAP, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.