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Graduate Research Assistant in Marine Molecular Ecology

Date Posted: 13 Jan 2018 (Show details)

Institution: Old Dominion University
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, and the Phillippines
Closing date: Review of applications will begin in February, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

The Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University, a "Doctoral Research-Extensive" state university, has an opening for a Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant in marine molecular ecology. This position involves participation in an NSF-funded PIRE (Partnerships for International Research and Education) Project to examine genetic and species-level changes in marine biodiversity over the past century of intense fisheries exploitation and habitat degradation in the Philippines. Additional information on the Philippine PIRE Project can be found at sites.wp.odu.edu/PIRE/. Information on the lead PI, Kent Carpenter, can be found at  www.odu.edu/directory/people/k/kcarpent.

The successful candidate will be expected to live in the Philippines during summer sessions to conduct research in the field and laboratory in a collaborative, multinational setting. The appointment will begin in the summer or fall semester of 2018. 

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree at the time of employment, and demonstrate interest or experience in molecular ecology, population genomics, marine phylogeography, or a closely related field. Competitive applicants will have some experience conducting molecular ecology research in the field and/or laboratory; AAUS Scientific Diver certification is desired. Underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send an email to Kristene Parsons (kparsons [at] odu [dot] edu) that includes:

  • Cover letter describing your interest in the position, prior research, and future career goals;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • A copy of your college transcript(s);
  • The names, telephone numbers, and addresses (postal and email) of three references. 

Review of applications will begin in February, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. 

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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.

For more information and to apply online, go to www.hector-fellow-academy.de/en.html.

Ph.D Fellowships and Assistantships in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology

Date Posted: 22 Sep 2015 (Show details)

Institution: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
Closing date: not provided, but the fellowships are for students entering Fall 2016

University of Louisiana (UL) Fellowships and Louisiana Board of Regents (BoR) Fellowships will be awarded to Ph.D. students entering Fall 2016. UL Fellows are funded for 3-4 years and have limited teaching responsibilities, while BoR Fellows are funded for 4 years at and have no formal teaching duties. Stipends are up to $30,000 per year (with tuition waiver).

Eligibility requirements include US citizenship (or permanent residency) or degree from a US institution. We will also have teaching and research assistantships available for incoming Ph.D. students.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to directly contact prospective advisors. Their contact information and research interests can be found at the Department of Biology website and its graduate programs. The Department of Biology has approximately 80 graduate students and 25 graduate faculty members conducting research on a wide variety of topics.

Paid Database Internship

Date Posted: 10 Jan 2015 (Show details)

Institution: University of Florida
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Closing date: Quarterly internships: deadline is 6 weeks prior to start of the quarter

The Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center is seeking an enthusiastic individual to assist with data management on projects related to research and monitoring of native and invasive reptiles in southern Florida. Intern will be expected to work 40 hours a week, including some nights, for a period of 12 weeks Additional descriptions of ongoing research can be found: http://crocdoc.ifas.ufl.edu/

Duties:

Intern will work with scientists and managers from the University of Florida as well as state and federal agencies. Primary duties include database management and data analysis. This opportunity will provide necessary training and exposure to manage large data sets, query appropriate data for analyses, and perform analyses. Additional duties include data entry and other tasks as assigned. Depending on availability, intern may have occasional opportunities to participate in other research projects.

Qualifications:

  • Possess or pursuing degree in computer sciences, ecology, biology, wildlife, environmental science, or related field
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Access, Excel, and Word)
  • Strong statistical background
  • Excellent communication skills and accurate data recording are essential
  • Ability to work independently and with others in a fast-paced environment
  • Prioritization and time management skills
  • General outdoor skills

Salary:

$200/week. Shared housing may be available.

Start date:

Internships are generally three months and this advertisement applies to multiple internships occurring throughout the year; March 1–May 31, June 1–August 31, September 1–November 30, December 1–February 28. Dates are flexible. Deadline for applications is 6 weeks before corresponding start date.

To Apply:

Please send letter of interest and resume or CV by email to Mike Rochford at crocdoc_jobs [at] hotmail [dot] com and use subject heading “Database Intern" followed by the time period in which you are interested.

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