INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE VOLUNTEERS
We’re always interested in chatting with prospective volunteers. There are currently no paid positions offered in our lab. However, please read this before contacting us about unpaid volunteer positions. There are several sorts of projects you could potentially become involved in.
PROJECTS BASED AT UCLA
In the fall and winter quarters we’re always looking for help scoring blood smears, identifying parasites from fecal samples, and extracting hormones. Some of my student may have other research needs. While I’m eager to recruit SRP students, I’m pleased to help develop 199 projects and possible honors projects. It’s great when students work with us for more than a year and virtually all who have done so have gone on to great things!
Other Honors Projects
I am always interested in talking with outstanding students about other projects that our lab can support dealing with general social behavior, communication, anti-predator behavior, and conservation-behavior.
SUMMER PROJECTS BASED AT
THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY
I am looking for volunteer research assistants to help with my on-going studies of yellow-bellied marmot behavior and ecology. You need not be a UCLA student to contact me about this work.
I am particularly interested in people who could make themselves available in late April/early May and work though August. We work virtually every day—both in the early morning and the late afternoon/early evening (mid-days are typically off). Work will include trapping, marking and observing the behavior of marmots living in a spectacular sub-alpine setting. We are often not able to pay much, but are willing to help develop honors projects and independent studies. Learn more about RMBL by visiting their website.
Note: if you’re not interested in working on the marmot project, many other researchers are looking for assistants, and there is an NSF-funded REU program at RMBL. Visit the RMBL website to learn more.