Microbial Ecology Summer Interns

Prof. Rich is seeking undergraduate summer interns to work on microbial ecology projects at the Darling Marine Center (DMC), on the mid-coast of Maine. The summer intern will be working on studies of the microbial nitrogen cycle in the marine environment at field sites near the DMC. The student will assist in field sampling (SCUBA diving experience is a plus, but not required) and gain laboratory training and experience by assisting in studies to measure microbial process rates in marine sediments. Qualifications include interest and success in scientific courses, interest in working in the field and lab, and previous lab experience. Start date is mid May to early June and end date is mid to late August. This is a full-time (40 hours a week for 10 weeks) paid position starting at a rate of $12/hour with the possibility of housing assistance. There is dormitory housing available at the DMC. If you are interested please contact Prof. Rich at jeremy.rich@maine.edu. For more information about our research, check our lab website https://umaine.edu/richlab/