Hi, I was wondering if anyone was looking for a field assistant. It can be unpaid since I can apply to my school for funding but the deadline for that is April 15th so that might be cutting it kind of close. I'm a 3rd year undergraduate majoring in Biology and I currently work taking care of octopods in a lab. Before this I volunteered with a postdoc helping pick out ostracods for his work on Bahamian lakes. I got busy with school and missed a lot of the REU deadlines but if you know of any summer ones that are still open please let me know. I will hopefully be PADI Open Water Certified by summer and can do a certain number of dives before if it's important to the research. I was almost certified before but there was a family medical emergency a week before my open water dives so I didn't end up getting certified but that hopefully won't happen again. I really like my job but think that doing field work would be a really valuable experience. I'd especially like to work on SCUBA and photography (I have experience in photography but none underwater). I've taken ecology courses like Marine Ecology and Biodiversity as well as quantitative courses like Biological Physics, Introduction to Quantitative Modeling in Biology Advanced and Image Processing in Biology (in addition to normal courses like physics, chemistry and math). I've mostly been taught to program in R though I've learned CSS, HTML and OpenSCAD in the past so I don't think I'd have difficulty picking up a different programming language. I've read numerous cephalopod papers, take care of octos and know a lot about them though I obviously still have a lot to learn. They aren't particularly relevant, but I'm also familiar with photography, graphic design and digital fabrication (e.g. 3D printing, laser-cutting). And I will be taking Electronics this quarter.