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Two Undergraduate Research Internship Positions In Computational Functional Anatomy And Evolution

Internship Dates: May 30 to August 4, 2017.
Program Application Deadline: February 28, 2017.

We are accepting applications for two National Science Foundation (NSF) funded undergraduate interns for Summer 2017. These positions are part of NSF grant #1257572, “An Integrated Approach to Understanding Evolutionary Transformations in Craniodental and Locomotor Specializations”. Our project focuses on studying the macroevolutionary patterns of craniodental evolution and adaptation in the largest group of predatory mammals alive today, the Carnivora. The interns will be trained in using quantitative methods to process computed tomography (CT) image data, build 3-D skull models, and simulate masticatory behavior to analyze the relationship between skull structure and function among carnivore species. This 10-week internship will take place in the Functional Anatomy and Evolution Laboratory of Jack Tseng at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, The State University of New York at Buffalo, with opportunities to interact with project team members at the American Museum of Natural History.

Funding:
Students will receive a $4,750 stipend, as well as funds for room and board, and transportation.
Required Application Materials:
1. Cover Letter (1 Page): stating your research experience, interest, and goals for this internship.
2. Resume / CV
3. Most recent unofficial transcripts
4. Names and contact information of two references

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Paleontology, Evolutionary Biology, Biomechanics, Anatomy
Student Skill-Set Needed: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. As part of NSF’s commitment to broadening participation in the STEM fields, we especially encourage students who come from community colleges, undergraduate-only institutions, and
Compensation: Salary / Stipend
Available: Summer
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/zjtseng/

Contact

For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Jack Tseng
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Pathology And Anatomical Sciences
Email: jacktsen@buffalo.edu