Number of positions: 3
Eligibility: Current undergraduate students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions; sophomore standing or higher preferred
The Hoke Lab is seeking motivated, outstanding undergraduates interested in the study of animal behavior, neuroscience, skull structure, and evolution to conduct research over the summer via NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). The primary goal of the Hoke lab is to understand the processes that shape evolutionary trajectories. We focus on the mechanisms of convergent evolution of behavioral and morphological traits. More information about the Hoke Lab can be found at http://hokelab.weebly.com.
Student will complete independent research projects, as well as working together as a team to contribute to large-scale experiments. REU students will formulate a project to explore the evolution and development of anurans, particularly the middle ear structures. Students will develop a wide variety of skills that may include tasks such as microscopy and microCT scan analysis under the guidance of senior lab members. There may be opportunities for field work as well. Pay is $12.50/hr, and students will be expected to work full time (40hrs/week for 10 weeks).
If interested, please send a CV and a brief (one paragraph) statement of interest to Leorah McGinnis (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 1st, 2019. Please include a description of any previous lab or field experience.