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Doctoral Fellowships in Evolutionary Biology

Date Posted: 11 Apr 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Hector Fellow Academy, University of Konstanz
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
Closing date: Application periods are 1 January to 30 April and from 1 August to 31 October.

The Hector Fellow Academy is seeking applicants to conduct self-developed research projects in evolutionary biology under the supervision of Hector Fellow Prof. Axel Meyer. The positions offer full-time employment as research assistants at the University of Konstanz for a period of three years. In addition, fellows receive financial support for their research projects.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ecology and Evolution

Date Posted: 3 Apr 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Murray State University
Location: Murray, Kentucky
Closing date: not provided

The Watershed Studies Institute and Department of Biological Sciences, Murray State University is seeking a postdoctoral associate. The successful applicant will conduct research on life history evolution and population/community ecology, help mentor graduate and undergraduate research students, and teach one biology course per semester. Research will focus on the impacts of size structure and climate on polyphenism and resulting trophic cascades, using mesocosm experiments and analysis of long-term data sets.

This is a two-year position starting August 1, 2017. The salary is $47,500/year with benefits.

Murray is a highly-rated, vibrant public university with significant infrastructure and personnel dedicated to ecological research, including the Hancock Biological Station.


Ph.D. required and experience with experimental design is preferred.  

To Apply:

Email a letter of interest detailing research goals and experience, a curriculum vitae, several representative reprints, and email addresses of three references to Dr. Howard Whiteman (hwhiteman [at] murraystate [dot] edu).

The review of applications begins immediately, but new applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

Graduate Research Assistantship in Ichthyology

Date Posted: 26 Mar 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Saint Louis University
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Closing date: 14 April, 2017

The Mayden Lab at St. Louis University is seeking a Ph.D. student research assistant interested the global diversity and evolution of freshwater fishes. Projects involve both molecular and morphological taxonomic and/or systematic studies, as well as many other areas that make use of uncovering previously unknown diversity and phylogenetic relationships. Student will be working in fully developed laboratories for molecular and morphological studies, curation of specimens and tissues, and a full array of microscopes of different types, multiple camera systems, and full molecular laboratory.


Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree and preferred applicants will be those with experience with fieldwork with fishes, laboratory experiences in molecular and/or morphological studies, statistical background, and willingness to learn and adapt to new ideas, techniques, and ideas.

To Apply:

Interested parties please contact Dr. Richard Mayden at maydenrl [at] slu [dot] edu or 314-977-3494.

Saint Louis University offers research assistantships as 11-month appointments, full healthcare benefits. This position will be for 12 months/year and with healthcare benefits. There exists plenty of affordable housing within walking distance to campus. 

Graduate Assistantship for Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project

Date Posted: 16 Feb 2017 (Show details)

Institution: University of Maine
Location: Orono, Maine
Closing date: Applications will be reviewed beginning March 20 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine has an opening in its Masters of Wildlife Conservation program for a student to participate in a project to update the Maine Amphibian and Reptile Atlas. This is a non-thesis degree program requiring 30 credits of course work, including an independent project; we expect that it will take four semesters and perhaps a summer to complete the program. The project will include field surveys and some database work in collaboration with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; academic supervisors will be Aram Calhoun and Malcolm Hunter.

Applicants should have a baccalaureate degree with a strong academic record, an interest in fieldwork, and intent to expand their coursework in ecology and conservation. Priority will be given to applicants with field survey experience and teaching experience.

Most of our MWC programs have limited financial support but in this case support includes four semesters of a Teaching Assistantship stipend, tuition waivers, and half the cost of health insurance. Applications for a program beginning September 2017 will be reviewed beginning March 20 and continue until the position is filled.

Please send a letter of interest, transcripts, GRE scores, and resume to Wildeco [at] maine [dot] edu with a subject heading: HerpMWC.

Doctoral Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology

Date Posted: 17 Nov 2016 (Show details)

Institution: University of Louisiana
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
Closing date: Fellowships for Spring and Summer 2017

The Department of Biology at the University of Loisiana will be awarding University of Louisiana (UL) Fellowships and Board of Regents (BoR) Fellowships to Ph.D. students entering Spring and Fall 2017. UL Fellows are funded for 3-4 years and have limited teaching responsibilities, while BoR Fellows are funded for 4 years and have no formal teaching duties. Stipends are up to $30,000 per year (plus tuition waiver). Eligibility requirements include US citizenship (or permanent residency) or degree from a US institution.

The Department also has teaching assistantships available for incoming Ph.D. students. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to directly contact prospective advisors, whose contact information and research interests can be found at our departmental web site

The Graduate Program at the Department of Biology has approximately 75 graduate students and 25 graduate faculty members conducting research on a wide variety of topics. More information on application is available from Dr. Scott C. France (france [at] louisiana [dot] edu).

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