Wetland undergrad research assistant - Biology

I am seeking a student who is passionate about ecology, water quality, and wetlands to conduct a study quantifying the change in microplastic abundance in wastewater before and after flowing through a local treatment wetland (Orlando Wetlands Park). The student will be responsible for providing input for the experimental design, collecting samples in the field, and quantifying microplastics in the lab. Lab quantification is a time consuming process involving water filtration and microscope work. The student must be patient, persistent, and have a strong attention to detail.

Project Dates

Start Date: 1/10/2022 - End Date: 4/27/2022

Students Needed

Type of Project


Student Responsibilities

Reading relevant scientific literature, obtaining EHS lab safety certification, attending lab meetings and ad hoc meetings with Dr. Chambers, contributing to experimental design, collecting field samples, and quantifying microplastics in the lab using a microscope. The majority of the student's time will involve laboratory microscope work.

Time Commitment

10 hour(s)

Student Requirements

Positive attitude, hard working, and a passion for the environment.

Interested in Working With the Following Programs

For EXCEL URE Students Only

Additional Notes

Position Overview

  • Date Posted: 09-24-2021
  • Research Categories:
    • Life Sciences
    • Physical Sciences
  • Location:
    • Orlando (Main Campus)
  • Paid: Yes