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California Academy of Sciences, REU

Primary Institution: California Academy of Sciences
Affiliation: California Academy of Sciences
City: San Francisco
State: CA
Job Duration: 8 weeks
Class Requirement: Registered undergraduate
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Evolutionary Biology
Description: The Summer Systematics Institute at the California Academy of Sciences

With world-wide threats to biodiversity, and growing interest in the origins and diversification of life, phylogenetic systematics and evolutionary biology have become critical components of undergraduate education.  More than 14 years ago, to help address these issues with support from the National Science Foundation, the California Academy of Sciences launched the Summer Systematics Institute (SSI).  The SSI is an 8-week internship (June 13 – August 5, 2009) at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.  Interns work on a research project with an advisor of their choice, on a project relating to the discipline of that advisor.  Participants also receive instruction while taking part in a curriculum that includes tours, lectures, and lab exercises on phylogenetic systematics, molecular techniques, biodiversity, evolutionary biology, global change, and other contemporary issues in the natural sciences.
Stipend: $3,600 for 2 months
Benefits: Travel Reimbursement
Supplement to stipend
Application Deadline: 02/18/2011
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Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Rich Mooi, Ph.D.
Dept. of IZ&G, California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: 415-379-5270
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