Summer REU Coordinator (Temporary)

Date Posted: Apr 01, 2015
Number: GRNTMT
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The Coordinator with the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program will be responsible for on-site supervision and coordination of program activities. The position is based at Samford University and Oak Mountain State Park in Birmingham, Alabama, from May 19 to August 15, 2015.

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the REU Program provides research opportunities for 12-14 highly competitive students from the United States. Each student works under the close supervision of an experienced research mentor.  The Coordinator will work closely with the other mentors and with the Primary Investigator (PI) and Co-PI in all aspects of the design and implementation of the 2015 REU program.
Required Qualifications

*   Ph.D. or M.Sc. in Biology, Ecology, Organismal Biology, Conservation Biology, or a related field
*   Ph.D. students who have advanced to candidacy and are approaching the completion of their degree are also encouraged to apply.
*   Professional research experience in biology
*   A strong interest in and disposition for working with undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds
*   Professional experience in supervision of undergraduate research
*   Patient, dedicated, and enthusiastic personality
*   Strong organizational skills
*   Excellent communication skills
*   Comfort with statistical packages like R, SPSS, or other databases
*   Ability to lift and carry at least 25 lbs
*   Ability to walk distance of 2 miles over varied terrain in the heat
*   Driver’s License and ability to comfortably drive a 15-passenger van

Preferred Qualification

*   None

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Submit resume and cover letter with current salary/salary requirements to:

Office of Human Resources
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229
FAX: (205) 726-4027

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