Summer Undergraduate Research Position (filled)

AEOP Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program – at Duke University in the Patek Lab (Biomechanics)

Project Title: Impulsive biological performance in the natural environment

Location: Patek Lab, Durham, North Carolina

Stipend: $15/hour for 8-10 weeks/up to 300 hours, June - August

Project Description: The research project will focus on small, high acceleration movements in the natural environment. The student will work closely with a postdoctoral associate. The student will be trained in the use of extreme high speed imaging, including running the machines, collecting publishable and calibrated images, analyzing motion using 3-D techniques, and analyzing datasets using statistical analyses.


* Must have an interest in working outdoors with live organisms

* Must submit transcripts, a resume, two letters of recommendation

* Must have maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 in their coursework

* Coursework requirements include biology and physics (first semester mechanics)

* Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident

* Current undergraduate students are eligible

Apply at

Application Opens: January 2

Deadline: March 12

Choose “Duke University” as research site of interest.

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