MS position – Summer/Fall 2018 start – Genetic structure of white spruce populations
The lab of Dr. Jalene LaMontagne, Department of Biological Sciences, DePaul University is looking for a MS student to work on a 2-year NSF-funded project studying genetic structure in white spruce populations in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the northwoods of Wisconsin, and NE Minnesota.
The MS student will receive a stipend of $16,000 per year through a combination of a Teaching Assistantship during the academic year and a summer stipend, plus a tuition waiver for the two MS year program.
Requirements: B.S. degree in a related field. Previous research experience with laboratory methods for genetic analysis and experience or willingness to conduct field research. Drivers’ license and a clean driving record. Good team player, with a demonstrated ability to show initiative and to work both independently and collaboratively. Quantitative skills in R are desirable but can be learned during the program. Preferred start is early June 2018. This research will be done in collaboration with Dr. Windsor Aguirre at DePaul.
The Department of Biological Sciences at DePaul University is located in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago, 4 miles north of downtown. Interested applicants should contact Dr. LaMontagne (email@example.com) expressing their interest and including a copy of their CV and transcripts as soon as possible, and would then also apply to the graduate program;https://csh.depaul.edu/academics/biological-sciences/graduate/biological-sciences-ms/Pages/default.aspx Completed applications will be reviewed by the graduate beginning after 12 February 2018.
For more information about the project, please contact Dr. LaMontagne firstname.lastname@example.org and/or visit the lab website:http://lamontagnelab.weebly.com/
Dr. Jalene LaMontagne
Assistant Professor, Ecology
Department of Biological Sciences, DePaul University
Adjunct Scientist, Lincoln Park Zoo/Urban Wildlife Institute