This position has been FILLED.
The Patek Lab in the Biology Department at Duke has an undergraduate research position available during the summer of 2016. The project will examine fast, impulsive movements of animals in the natural environment. Some focal systems for the project are catapult jumping in froghopper insects and underwater foraging attacks in dragonfly larvae.
We will research organisms in local habitats, obtain high-speed videos of animals, analyze high-speed videos using computer software, perform statistical analyses and write a scientific abstract. We are looking for a motivated, reliable student who is excited about having first-hand research experience at the intersection of biology and physics.
The position pays $10/hour for up to 300 hours of work (5 weeks, 40 hours/week).
If you are interested, please send a cover letter stating why you are interested in working on this particular project in the Patek Lab, and how it relates to your future goals. Also include a resume, unofficial transcript and the names of three references. Send these materials to: Dr. Chi-Yun Kuo firstname.lastname@example.org
The position is open until filled and we are considering applications as they are submitted.