Undergraduate Research Opportunities
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR: I am on sabbatical this year (2013-2014 academic year). If you are an undergraduate interested in conducting research in the lab, you should directly contact graduate students or postdocs whose research you are interested in. You may also want to check out research opportunites through the Biology department and the UW Mary Gates Endowment.Two undergrad interns, Caitlin and Liam, assist with field work

MT. RAINIER REU (2014): The HilleRisLambers lab is looking for one NSF funded REU student to participate in research this summer. Please see the following flyer for information on how to apply.

UMMER RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS (2014): The HilleRisLambers lab is looking for several (3-5) University of Washington undergraduates (or recent grads) to work as research assistants at Mt. Rainier National Park in summer of 2014. Please see the following link for more information on how to apply (applications are due April 4, 2014).

PAID POSITIONS DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR: Unfortunately, we do not currently have any paid positions available for undergraduates seeking to work in the lab

Graduate students
I take on graduate students with a broad interest in community ecology, with sufficiently similar interests to mine so that I feel qualified to advise them, who work well with others, and who have previous research experience. I provide graduate students in my lab with intellectual  guidance in i) developing an interesting and important ecological research question, ii) executing the observations and experiments necessary to tackling that question, and iii) disseminating the results that research in the form of talks and papers. I expect graduate students who join my lab to strive to become creative and independent thinkers, to interact and collaborate within the lab, and to take an active role securing funding for their research projects.
Check the Biology website for information on our application deadline. I recommend that all eligible graduate school applicants apply for the NSF graduate research fellowship (deadline in early November). This grant provides three years of fellowship funding. Check the Biology website for information on our application deadline.


I am always happy to talk to prospective postdocs who have their own funding or wish to apply for joint funding.  Please contact me with research ideas and potential funding sources if you fall into this category.

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Biology Department
University of Washington
Seattle WA, 98195-1800
jhrl@uw.edu, 206-543-7389