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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 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.

Ichthyology Graduate Student Opportunities

Date Posted: 5 Jun 2016 (Show details)

Institution: University of Rhode Island
Location: Kingston, Rhode Island
Closing date: not provided

The Webb Lab at the University of Rhode Island has openings for graduate students (MS or PhD) in Spring 2017 or Fall 2017. Students with experience and/or a strong interest in fish morphology and who are interested in comparative, functional, and evolutionary aspects of sensory anatomy and/or development in fishes are encouraged to visit the Webb Lab website for more information.

Projects include:

  • Sensory ontogeny in the pelagic larvae of coral reef fishes;
  • Sensory biology of deep-sea fishes (lateral line and other modalities);
  • Evolution and development of the mechanosensory lateral line system (using cichlid fishes as a model system);
  • Others, based on mutual interests and funding opportunities.

Contact: Jaqueline Webb, Jacqueline_webb [at] uri [dot] edu.  or talk with her at the JMIH meeting in July 2016.  

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.

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