Summer 2019 REU at the Pymatuning Lab of Ecology

The Richards-Zawacki lab at the University of Pittsburgh invites undergraduate 
applicants for a 10-week summer research experience at the Pymatuning Lab of 
Ecology in northwestern Pennsylvania 
( This position is part of 
the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) 
program. Ongoing work in the Richards-Zawacki lab aims to clarify the 
relationship between climate and the dynamics of chytridiomycosis, a fungal 
disease that threatens amphibian populations on several continents. The 
successful applicant will work collaboratively with other members of the 
Richards-Zawacki lab to survey local amphibians for Batrachochytrium fungi, the 
pathogens that cause chytridiomycosis, and also design and carry out an 
independent project related to amphibian ecology. Room and board at the 
Pymatuning Lab of Ecology will be provided, along with transportation to and 
from the field station and a stipend of $500/week. 

The position is open to undergraduate students who are citizens or permanent 
residents of the United States or its possessions and are enrolled in a degree 
program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associate 
degree. To be eligible, the applicant must not have completed their degree 
prior to the start of the REU experience. To apply, please send a one page 
personal statement (about your scientific interests and how this REU will 
support your professional goals), your resume or cv, unofficial transcripts, 
and the names of two professional references (including title, address, phone 
number and email address) to Dr. Cori Richards-Zawacki ( 
 Applications are due February 22, 2019.

Please direct any questions you may have about the program to Dr. 
Richards-Zawacki (

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