M.S. position: Evolution & conservation in human-modified environments

Subject: M.S. position: Evolution & conservation in human-modified environments

A research assistantship to support a M.S. student is available in the Brady Lab
(https://www.stevenpbrady.weebly.com) in the Biology Department at Southern Connecticut State University for the 2018-19 academic year.

Research in the lab is focused on contemporary evolutionary responses to environmental change, particularly in the context of roads and runoff contaminants. We use field, lab, and computational techniques to address diverse questions about local (mal)adaptation and conservation.

Candidates with interest or expertise in evolution, conservation, aquatic ecology, genomics, and/or epigenetics are particularly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities for this position may include:

Coordinating and executing field (especially aquatic) and laboratory experiments DNA/RNA extractions; Western blot assays Image analysis; microscope work with preserved amphibian specimens Data analysis / synthesis and database management Dissemination (writing manuscripts, presenting at meetings) Lab management and maintenance Maintenance of lab website and social media Independent thesis research will be encouraged and the awardee will be expected to apply for internal and external grants to support their research.

The awardee will complete 20-hours of work per week and must be enrolled in the graduate program with full time status. The award will be made initially for the fall 2018 semester and, contingent upon performance, can be renewed for the spring 2019 semester. The position includes a stipend of $6,000 per semester and a waiver of University fees (as described by the Graduate Catalogue http://catalog.southernct.edu/graduate/general-information/financial-aid.html).

Additional details about the fellowship can be found here (under ?Graduate Student Graduate Assistantship?):

Email your CV, unofficial undergraduate transcript, and a cover letter to brady.steven@gmail.com. Pre-application inquiries are welcome. Applications will be considered as they are received. All applications received by May 21, 2018 will be given full consideration. The selected candidate will then be required to successfully apply and matriculate in the Graduate School. Graduate School Admission details can be found
here: https://www.southernct.edu/gradadmissions/index.html