Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, photo by J.D. Willson

MS Research Assistantship in Environmental DNA Barcoding

Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, Louisiana
Closing Date
1 Dec 2021

The Pillar Lab at Southeastern Louisiana University is offering a Research Assistantship for a MS student. The research project will focus on using environmental DNA (eDNA metabarcoding) to survey multiple Louisiana rivers for imperiled fishes. The project will include a substantial amount of field work (summer 2022) followed by lab work and data analyses. Ideally, the applicant would start in January of 2022, but a May 2022 start date would be considered.


BS in biology, or related field. Although it is not required, preference will be given to applicants with previous experience with PCR and genetic techniques. 

To Apply

Send an inquiry email to kyle.piller [at] selu.edu. Please put "Research Assistantship" in the email subject line and:

  • Provide a summary of your research experiences and interest in fish biology
  • List of relevant undergraduate courses
  • CV

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