Opportunities Archive

Snapshot USA Internship at Smithsonian: camera-trapping

I’m excited to share that we are offering an internship opportunity with Snapshot USA this year! The internship will be based at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA and the expected dates are mid-August 2024 to early February 2025. Applications are due by May 31st. Please see the attached position description for more information and reach out to me with any questions.


Brigit Rooney

Snapshot USA Survey Coordinator

Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute


Graduate position: UMissouri_StLouis.PlantEvoDevo

Are you fascinated by the diversity of plants and their reproductive structures? Is your goal a career in academia, biotechnology, agriculture, or government agencies in the most botanically focused city in the world? The Marchant Lab is opening at the University of Missouri – St. Louis and is recruiting PhD students. We are particularly interested in students with a background in plant biology, cellular biology, developmental biology, evolution, bioinformatics, or conservation; however, highly self-motivated students with a passion for botany and science are welcome to get in touch.

Who we are: The Marchant Lab (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.marchantlab.com%2F&data=05%7C02%7Cmid14018%40uconn.mail.onmicrosoft.com%7C1702c350dab04c1a9be508dc6b672601%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638503337967770369%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=Qe%2FaOGqo4FwX7Zhl2o0DrRbB0w99IvgYs3zmn5RYYF4%3D&reserved=0) is an innovative and collaborative research group at the forefront of both applied and basic plant sciences. We use single-cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq), comparative genetics/genomics, and digitized herbarium specimens to investigate questions in plant reproductive biology, development, ecology, and evolution using both model and non-model plant systems. We are particularly interested in the biology and evolution of anthers. In the lab you will pursue a primary project plus there are ample opportunities for collaborative projects within the lab and with diverse cooperators.  The lab atmosphere is supportive, inquisitive, and committed to providing each student with the most effective training cognizant with individual goals.

Where we are: We are based in the Biology Department at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL). With its world-class universities (UMSL, Washington University, St. Louis University), research institutions (Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Missouri Botanical Garden), and agricultural companies (Bayer, Pivot Bio, Yield Lab), St. Louis has the highest concentration of plant science PhDs in the world and is an ideal setting for anyone interested in plant biology. St. Louis is one of the most livable cities in the US and was recently ranked the top city to start a career in.

If you are interested in joining the lab, email Dr. Marchant
(dblainemarchant@umsl.edu) your CV and a brief statement on your background and research interests.

Entry-level jobs and internships from Handshake

This week’s sampling of entry-level jobs and internships from Handshake, UConn’s e-recruiting platform managed by the Center for Career Development:




Entry-Level Jobs


A research assistant / lab technician position is available in my lab at KU to work on projects examining the genetic analysis of complex traits in flies. The position will involve both fly work and molecular biology (including approaches using high-throughput sequencing). Experience with flies would be a plus, but isn’t required. The formal announcement, and links to the institutional employment website are provided below. Feel free to email me with any questions. Stuart Macdonald (sjmac@ku.edu)

Position Overview:
An assistant researcher position is available in the Macdonald lab in the Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Kansas (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmolecularbiosciences.ku.edu%2Fpeople%2Fstuart-j-macdonald&data=05%7C02%7Cmid14018%40uconn.mail.onmicrosoft.com%7C845e480d677648ab777a08dc4d824d3e%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638470469250546300%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=uHuMFL8mqkh2lVgBNWsFzvwU42t%2BxXKCodlAw0mc720%3D&reserved=0). We explore the genetic basis of complex trait variation using the fruit fly Drosophila as a model system. The successful candidate will help maintain fly strains and populations of flies, supervise and carry out large-scale phenotyping screens, and perform various molecular biology tasks, including generating next-generation sequencing libraries for various genomics applications. We are looking for an enthusiastic and organized individual who wants to learn new skills, and has excellent oral and written communication skills. Previous research assistants in the Macdonald group have undertaken independent research projects, been authors on research publications from the lab, and gone onto graduate school or positions in industry. The position is funded through a new multi-year NIH grant and has an anticipated start date of May 27, 2024 (although this is flexible/negotiable).

Job Description:
50% – Generate, maintain and use Drosophila strains/populations for genetic analysis. Examples of the work include stock maintenance, preparing media, carrying out crosses, and assaying strains/populations for phenotypic variation (e.g., stress tolerance).

30% – Carry out a range of molecular biology procedures. Examples of the work include DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, and next generation sequencing library construction (e.g., for RNAseq or whole-genome sequencing).

10% – Perform general lab tasks, including inventory and ordering of supplies, and working with undergraduate students.

10% – Keep accurate and detailed records. Maintain an up-to-date and accurate lab notebook, keep a detailed digital record of all experimental results, and regularly present data/results to Dr. Macdonald.

Required Qualifications:
(1) A Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field. (2) Previous experience with molecular biology techniques (e.g., PCR), as evidenced by application materials. (3) Effective written communications skills as evidenced by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications:
(1) Experience with Drosophila husbandry. (2) Significant laboratory experience, including troubleshooting and optimizing protocols. (3) Experience making next generation sequencing libraries (e.g., RNAseq libraries). (4) Prior experience managing large scientific projects, including managing undergraduate assistants.


For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to employment.ku.edu/staff/27466BR

A complete application includes the following: (1) A cover letter outlining relevant experience and interest in the position, (2) a CV/resume highlighting pertinent experience relative to the required and preferred qualifications, and (3) contact information for three professional references.

Only complete applications will be considered. Informal queries about the position are welcome, and can be directed to Dr. Stuart Macdonald (sjmac@ku.edu, 785-864-5362).

Review of applications will begin on April 8, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX, civilrights@ku.edu, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

Osprey Project Field Technicians: Illinois

Subject: Osprey Project Field Technicians: Illinois

Are you interested in working with Ospreys this field season?  I am looking for four sincere, versatile, highly motivated individuals who have a strong work ethic to conduct field work on a state-listed species: Osprey in Illinois.  Our project is to promote population growth of Osprey in Illinois via hacking.  “Hacking” is the process of raising and releasing juvenile raptors at the intended sites for establishing local breeding populations down the road.

Successful field technicians are capable of paying attention to detail and following instructions closely.  They have to be effective in monitoring and data collection.  Field technicians are required to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and able to ensure data quality and accuracy.  Successful candidates need to have good interpersonal skills for working effectively with different stakeholders and partners.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  1.  Daily Observations – conduct daily behavioral observations of osprey chicks at the hacking site to ensure their well-being.  Make notes of presence of potential predators or competitors in the vicinity of the hacking site.

  2.  Daily Tracking – conduct daily searching and re-sighting of ospreys once they fledge and note their locations before migration.

  3.  Food Preparation and Feeding – conduct daily preparation of fish and feeding to the hacked ospreys.

  4.  Planning and Coordination – conduct regular fish pick-ups from the project partners.

  5.  Daily Reports – submit daily reports regarding the behaviors, locations, and fish consumption by ospreys.  Record any other notable events related to the birds.

  6.  Maintenance – assist with the maintenance and clean-up of the hacking box/tower after the season, as well as the clean-up and inventory of the field gear and equipment.


Successful candidates must have a B.S. degree in wildlife, environmental science, conservation biology, zoology, or a related field.  Experiences in working with raptors in the field are highly preferred.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Earth, and GPS is highly desirable.  Willingness to travel and flexibility with work schedule are required.  Successful candidates must be team-players, demonstrate strong communication skills, follow instructions well, and pay attention to detail.  Candidates must have a commitment to field personnel and equipment safety.  Candidates also are expected to have strong swimming and kayaking skills.  Individuals must have a personal vehicle, maintain a valid driver’s license, and be able to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions for long hours.

Application: Review of applications will start immediately, until the positions are filled.

Starting date: July 1, 2024.

Anticipated ending date: October 7, 2024.

Salary: $688 per WEEK, with free lodging provided (utilities included) and mileage reimbursement when approved.

To apply, please send the following (via email) to Dr. Tih-Fen Ting at tting1@uis.edu:

1)  Cover letter addressing background and extent of qualifications;

2)  Resume, including contact information for three references; and

3)  Transcripts (unofficial or scanned copy acceptable)

Hiring Summer 2024 Field Assistants – UW Madison

Summer 2024 Field Research Assistant – Pollination Ecology

The Crall Lab in the Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is hiring two full-time (40 hr/wk, starting at $16/hr) field assistants for summer 2024 (starting in May). Field assistants will work on two research projects investigating pollination in cranberry and cucumber agriculture. Both projects will utilize camera traps developed by the Crall lab to monitor bee visitors to flowers and evaluate pollination services by quantifying pollen deposition or measuring fruit and seed set. No prior field or research experience is required.

Day-to-day responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

Drive to field sites (both around Madison and in Central WI ~2 hours North of Madison)

Set up and maintain pollinator camera traps

Observe pollinators visiting flowers and identify them to morphospecies

Organize and enter data into spreadsheets

Conduct single pollinator visits to flowers

Dye and count pollen grains

Assess fruit and seed set

Feeding and care for bumblebees


Valid US driver’s license and ability to gain driver authorization from UW Risk Management (details here )

Strong attention to detail and organizational skills and the ability to stay focused on repetitive or tedious tasks

Coursework or interest in ecology, biology, entomology, or related fields

Ability to work independently and in teams

Ability to work outside in summer heat and humidity, occasionally for long days

Please note: we do not provide housing.

To apply, email your CV to Olivia Bernauer at ombernauer@wisc.edu  with Summer 2024 Field Assistant as the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting April 1 and the job will remain open until the positions are filled.

CT DEEP Water Monitoring Program – 2024 Seasonal Positions!

The CT DEEP is accepting applications for seasonal resource assistant positions with the Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Program. Can you please share with any interested students?


Please note a change in the closing date (i.e., deadline to apply) for this year which is listed on the postings as 12/30/2024. The actual start date for the position will depend upon the availability of the selected applicant, but is anticipated to occur in April and May 2024 so it is highly encouraged to have applications submitted by March 24, 2024The position is a durational position (1040 hours or approximately 6 months) with no associated benefits.  We routinely hire applicants still in school with the understanding that they will return to school in the fall and will not fulfill the full 1040 hours.


Thank you!



Positions are available to support both our Long Island Sound Monitoring Program and our Inland Water Monitoring Program (Water Monitoring Program Overview).  The positions are based out of the DEEP Windsor Field Office, with field work conducted across the State.  Anticipated duties include:


  • Conducting water quality sampling at state park beaches, lakes and ponds, and rivers and streams
  • Conduct intensive monthly water quality monitoring in Long Island Sound aboard a 50-foot research vessel under various sea and weather conditions
  • Field collection of fish, diatom, macroinvertebrate and cyanobacteria samples
  • Water temperature probe deployment
  • Laboratory preparation of samples
  • Organize, enter, and query data
  • Fulfill external data requests 
  • Develop data visualization tools (with Excel, R, or Python programming languages)
  • Perform quality control reviews of data (with Excel, R, or Python programming languages)
  • Perform data analysis and develop reports (with Excel, R, or Python programming languages)




View the full job postings at the links below.  Applications must be submitted through the State of CT Online Employment Center; applications submitted by email will not be accepted. 


Inland Monitoring Positions: https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?b=&R1=231226&R2=3492VR&R3=001


Long Island Sound Monitoring Positions:  https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?b=&R1=231226&R2=3492VR&R3=002

Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

1. Communications Intern – Long Island Sound Study, NEIWPCC, Stamford, CT2. Maui Hawaiian Monk Seal Response Intern, The Marine Mammal Center, Maui Island, Hawai’i3. Hudson River Research & Monitoring Seasonal Intern, NEIWPCC, Staatsburg, NY4. Marine Protection Atlas Internship, Marine Conservation Institute, Remote5. Blue Parks Science Internship, Marine Conservation Institute, Remote6. Volunteer Programming Intern, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA7. Information Technology Intern, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA8. Audio Visual Technology Intern, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA9. Marketing and Communications Intern, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA10. Dive Operations Internship, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA



Smithsonian Great Plains Science Program is offering research technician opportunity in the grasslands of northeast Montana. Our research program is focused on understanding how restoration (anthropogenic or species reintroductions) influences the biodiversity and climate resilience of temperate grasslands. We work closely with many regional partners including state and federal agencies, NGOs and private landowners.

This position will be the fieldwork and coordination lead for a project aiming to understand how restoration activities influence microclimates and biodiversity in small riparian systems embedded within a matrix of temperate grassland and sagebrush steppe. Duties and desired qualifications are listed below.

Compensation is $3,000 per month with a term of 12 months. It is possible that there will be additional opportunities associated with this project after the conclusion of the 12mo term.


1)      Program, deploy and monitor microclimate and bioacoustic sensors in mesic and riparian habitats embedded with temperate grasslands.

2)      Conduct in-person trainings for staff of partner organizations on site-selection, deployment and data download from microclimate and bioacoustic sensors.

3)      Receive training and participate in low-tech processed-based restoration.

4)      Data management and preliminary analysis of bioacoustic and microclimate data.

The selected technician will also have the opportunity to work on secondary projects occurring in the same ecosystem, including projects focused on avian ecology and tracking and arthropod community sampling.


1)      Experience with project and data management, particularly in the context of large-scale field research or monitoring.

2)      Experience working outdoors in remote and challenging environments and/or rural agricultural communities.

3)      Experience working with autonomous recording units and/or microclimate sensors.

4)      Experience providing training or assistance to partner organizations as part of a large-scale research project.


1)      BS/BA or MS in Ecology, Conservation Biology, Rangeland Management, Climate Science or other relevant field.

2)      Valid Drivers license and ability to pass a background check.

This position is an excellent opportunity for BS/BA graduates with substantial field experience, or a recent MS graduate seeking additional experience with field-based conservation ecology. The position will be an excellent platform from which to pursue a career with regional conservation NGOs and management agencies, or to pursue a PhD or MS in the field.

LOCATION: Fieldwork will take place primarily in Phillips & Blaine Counties in northcentral Montana. Off-season work will be based at the University of Montana in Missoula. Remote work will be considered in the off-season (Nov-Mar), but the selected intern must be willing to live and work in or near the study area during the field season. Potential locations during the field season include; Malta, MT, Glasgow, MT or Lewistown, MT.

COMPENSATION: $3,000/month

HOUSING: None. Field housing *may* be provided depending on desired location.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: 12 months from start. Desired start date is June 1, 2024.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling review. Final deadline is April 1, 2024.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and CV/resume to Dr. Andy J Boyce at Boycea@SI.edu. Your email subject must include Riparian Technician or it will not be considered.

Entry-level jobs on Handshake

This week’s sampling of entry-level jobs and internships from Handshake, UConn’s e-recruiting platform managed by the Center for Career Development:


Entry-Level Jobs

marine internships

1. Summer Conservation Intern, Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia (CBNERR-VA), Gloucester Point, VA2. Marine Debris Internship, Delaware Sea Grant, Lewes, Delaware3. Internship Opportunities: Coastal Ecology, Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), Dauphin Island, AL4. Research Internship, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Remote5. Plant a Million Corals Foundation Internship, Plant a Million Corals Foundation, Summerland Key, FL6. 2024 Rachel Carson National INTERNSHIP, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Wells, ME

Fish Ecophysiology MS position- Auburn University

We are seeking interested and qualified applicants for a graduate student (GRA) position at the MS level to work on a project studying the ecophysiology of nongame riverine fishes in the US southeast.  Recent work in our lab has combined respirometry, swimming performance, critical temperature limits, and cellular thermal effects within a species.  We continue to build on this research by investigating a spectrum of species to more broadly study the effects of dams on fishes, and the abilities of fishes to navigate potential passage structures.  At a broader level, our lab is involved in a large-scale, comprehensive study of the influence of dams on riverine fish populations, and the work of this new graduate student will represent an important and integral aspect of that work.


Postdoc and grad student, marine ecosystem modeling, U of Florida

I’m excited to announce that we are hiring a postdoc and two graduate students (PhD and/or MS) to work on one or more ecosystem models with application to forage fisheries, red tide, climate change, and fisheries management.  This an exciting opportunity to join a small cohort at the University of Florida focused on applied fisheries ecosystem models!  Could you please share with your network?  Many thanks!

Postdoc in marine ecosystem modeling, University of Florida

Graduate student in climate and fisheries modeling, University of Florida

M.S. fisheries student for project on rocky-reef MPA project, CA

Position:  M.S. Assistantship – Fish studies in rocky-reef marine protected areas in Northern California

Closing Date:  Feb 18, 2024

Location:  Cal Poly Humboldt (formerly Humboldt State University), Department of Fisheries Biology, Arcata, California

Summary: Seeking a masters student to assist in hook-and-line fishing surveys of rocky reef MPAs and paired reference sites along the Northern California coast as part of the state-wide California Cooperative Fisheries Research Program. The student will develop a research project that builds upon past research and contributes to our understanding of fish ecology, MPA effectiveness, and environmental drivers of fish populations. 

Preferred Qualifications: B.S. in fisheries, marine biology, or related field; highly motivated and independent; experience collecting scientific data on vessels; strong communication and quantitative skills

See full details herehttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1U5LcpSXVIwRJe-cGpRA4_7KnrhuTyw8qQHYXsR1rUho/edit?usp=sharing 

To apply: Email cover letter, CV, transcripts, GRE scores (if available), and contact info for three references to andre.buchheister@humboldt.edu 


Seasonal Position Announcement – Mohonk Preserve

The Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz, NY is seeking applicants for our seasonal Ecological Field Technician. This hourly, grant-funded position runs for approximately 21 weeks, April-September 2024, for a maximum of 800 hours. Compensation is $20/hour, with available on-site housing.For further details and application instructions, click here: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mohonkpreserve.org%2Fwho-we-are%2Fjobs-fellowships-and-internships%2F&data=05%7C02%7Cmid14018%40uconn.mail.onmicrosoft.com%7C33f45e870a90427083a608dc24aec21a%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638425580199573345%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=4c0Z4Rf6Ul83hBJ9RvqEkHHwH%2F7Q91AdQm5b4Q7dUbQ%3D&reserved=0. Feel free to distribute this announcement widely. Please contact research@mohonkpreserve.org with any questions regarding the position.Essential Functions:*         Point-count surveys in forested and old-field habitats to assess bird communities.*         Deploying ARUs (Cornell University Swift units) for forest bird bioacoustic monitoring.*         Transect surveys to assess forest salamander communities.*         Forest vegetation, soil, microclimate surveys (including species identification and data collection of plant heights, canopy cover, and habitat quality) using transects, quadrats, soil probes, and other forestry equipment.  *   Vernal pool monitoring including surveying for species occupancy and reproductive success as well as assessing water quality.*         Recording phenology observations on various flora & fauna species throughout the Preserve.*         Record, manage, enter, and perform quality checks on scientific data.*         Perform other related duties to support department and Preserve as assigned by the Associate Director of Conservation Science & Research.Application deadline is Friday, March 1st, 2024. Feel free to distribute this announcement widely. Please contact research@mohonkpreserve.org with any questions regarding the position.

Paid Summer Internship – Fisheries

We are hiring four full-time fisheries research interns to join us within the Center for Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences (CFAAS) at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. The preferred start date is May 13th and will continue until August 16th with a possibility for extension until December 2024 or transition into a M.S. in the CFAAS program. The starting salary is $15.00/hr.The CFAAS is located in the hilly and forested region of southern Illinois, which includes the Shawnee National Forest, the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, areas for hiking, camping, rock climbing, fishing and biking, and other outdoor recreational activities. The area lies at the intersection of multiple ecoregions, including the confluences and wetlands of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.Roles and Responsibilities:  *   Assist graduate students and researchers by performing field work to complete fish population and habitat assessments, including surveys, species identification, and data collection as well as assisting with project planning, support, and implementation. This may include boat electrofishing, setting gill nets, and fyke nets.  *   Assist graduate students and researchers by performing data compilation and laboratory work, including assembling information from hardcopy and digital sources, performing data entry, preparing samples for stable isotope analysis, and species dissection and identification.  *   Maintain boats, trucks, field gear, and pond experimental facility under the direction of our lab manager.Required Qualifications and Skills:  *   Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Capable of completing training and continuing to follow the approved methodologies and safety procedures throughout the employment period.  *   Ability to work in an outdoor environment with some physical activity involved, including lifting, and carrying heavy items.  *   Ability to travel with staff on multi-day outdoor field trips in adverse weather conditions.  *   Possess a valid driverÃ’Â’s license at the time of the interview.Preferred Qualifications and Skills:  *   Ability to use Microsoft Office, such as Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets), and PowerPoint (presentations), and Outlook (emailing).  *   Have completed (or working towards) a degree in zoology, fisheries, or natural resource related majors.  *   Boating experience, fish ID, experience collecting data in the field, and data entry/management skills.Southern Illinois University is committed to providing a welcoming campus where all students, faculty, and staff can study and work in a respectful and positive environment. We invite all individuals with a passion for aquatic sciences to apply and encourage applications from individuals with diverse ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities, disabilities, and Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals.Please contact Hannah Holmquist (hannah.holmquist@siu.edu) with a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references by Friday, March 1st 2024.

Hiring field technicians for Wetland Ecology and Restoration

Dr. Karin Kettenring’s Wetland Ecology Lab is hiring two summer field technicians to assist with graduate student research studying wetland plant restoration in wetlands surrounding Great Salt Lake. The position is based at Utah State University in Logan, UT with daily travel to and from field sites. Technicians will complete a wide variety of tasks including field experiment setup, vegetation monitoring, seed collecting, aquatic plant sampling, and assisting in greenhouse experiments. There are also opportunities to be involved in a lab experiment studying the habitat preferences of the threatened June sucker fish, or a field survey of mountain fens in the Uinta mountains over two, eight-day backpacking hitches. Through this position you will work with an awesome crew of graduate and undergraduate students and gain experience in field-based restoration research as well as time in the lab and greenhouse. You will also learn about wetland ecosystems, plant ecology, data collection methods, and current issues that face UtahÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s wetlands.Prior experience or coursework in plant ecology or restoration is preferred but not required.  Applicants must have an interest in plant or wetland ecology, be willing to learn new skills, and be able to work in strenuous, hot conditions for long periods of time. A driver’s license is required.This position starts in early May and is a variable hour position working 30-40 hours each week, with $12-16/hour depending on experience. The position will go through August, September, or longer depending on the applicant’s availability. There will be occasional long days and some work on evenings and weekends. The deadline to apply is February 9th.Apply using this link: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F3U7dj4h&data=05%7C02%7Cmid14018%40uconn.mail.onmicrosoft.com%7C7d848489f3cc485a129108dc24ae1785%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638425577335932921%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=I68kUHBJWJqP%2FmPiTUPIcNYG2nr2ZJHbg7uEy8H7xM4%3D&reserved=0For further questions, please contact Lab Manager Sam Kurkowski at sam.kurkowski@usu.edu

Two REU Positions in Stream Ecosystem Ecology

The Costello Lab at Kent State University is inviting applications for a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduates. These positions are part of the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program. Students will study how the ecology of flowing water ecosystems is influenced by water chemistry. Two successful applicants will join the team of researchers in the Costello Lab exploring the causes and consequences of trace metal and nutrient limitation on stream communities and ecosystems. The REU students will design and complete an independent research project related to trace metals and animal or microbial communities. Areas of active research that applicants could contribute to include examining how trace metals influence rates of microbial processes such as decomposition and nutrient acquisition and investigations on how trace metals affect stoichiometry and nutrient balance in stream algae and macroinvertebrate grazers. REU students will have the opportunity to conduct field work in northeast Ohio streams and develop nutrient analysis lab skills.The position is open to undergraduate students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and are enrolled in (but not completed) a degree program leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree. Applications are welcome from any academic major, and I strongly encourage students from groups that are underrepresented in STEM fields to apply. The timing of the 10-week program is flexible with a start date between mid-May to late June. The position includes a stipend of $500/week, housing at KSU, housing for any remote work, and $500 to offset travel to KSU. To apply, please send via email (1) a one-page statement describing your scientific interests, professional goals, and how this REU will support your goals, (2) your resume or cv, (3) unofficial transcripts, and (4) names and contact information (phone and email) of two professional references to Dr. Dave Costello (dcostel3@kent.edu). Applications are due March 4, 2024.The REU fellows will have the opportunity to participate in professional development and social events with a broad group of undergraduate researchers at KSU. The KSU Office of Student Research and the Department of Biological Sciences (BSCI) will coordinate activities and programing that will encourage networking, develop professional skills, and expose students to the diversity of active research on campus.If you have any questions, please contact Dave Costello (dcostel3@kent.edu).


Position: Tropical Forest Research Experience – Seedling Census InternDates: March 4, 2024 Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ June 28, 2024.Position Description: The Department of Environmental Studies of the University of Puerto Rico – RÃfÂfÒ­o Piedras and the Luquillo Long-Term Ecological Research Program (LUQ-LTER) are hiring up to six (6) full time interns to assist with the 2024 seedling census. The Luquillo site entered the LTER program in 1988 to study the long-term effects of natural and human disturbances on tropical forests and streams in the Luquillo Experimental Forest. The program has a collaborative focus in which many scientists from diverse disciplines share efforts and data to understand ecosystem processes.At the LUQ-LTER, we periodically monitor the community of trees and seedlings to better understand the effects of disturbance on tropical forest dynamics. The seedling census takes place in the 16-ha Luquillo Forest Dynamics Plot (LFDP) in El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico. The intern positions will be primarily fieldwork, but data entry and management will also be an important component. Interns will be expected to: (i) work independently and in small teams of 2-3 on field data collection tasks under the supervision of the LFDP manager, (ii) work in challenging field conditions (e.g., warm, humid climate with high rainfall; steep and muddy areas), and (iii) spend around 8 hours/day in the forest, including hiking multiple hours and long periods of kneeling, crouching, or sitting on the forest floor to collect seedling data. Training will be provided in the census protocol, tree and seedling ID, and data management tasks. While in El Yunque, interns will have the opportunity to learn about diverse aspects of tropical ecology and meet, interact, and potentially assist other scientists involved in the LUQ-LTER program. Please see the LUQ-LTER website for more information.Stipend: $1200 per month to cover food and living expenses. We will provide lodging, but we are unable to provide medical insurance.Qualifications: US citizens currently pursuing their senior year of an undergraduate degree, or recent college graduates, with background in biology, ecology, or environmental science. We seek applicants with fieldwork experience, knowledge of plant identification, and excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Experience working outdoors in tropical ecosystems is useful but is not required. Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite is strongly recommended.We are a bilingual working group and both English and Spanish speakers are welcome. Applicants without all the resources or experience listed are still encouraged to apply.To Apply: Please compile the following materials into a single pdf document and send a single email to nelson.bonilla@upr.edu. Review of applications will begin on February 2, 2024, and continue until positions are filled. Please include Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeSeedling Intern Application 2024Ãf¢ÒÂEURҝ in the subject line and ensure that your file is named with the following format:lastname_firstname_seedling2024_app.pdf.Your application file must include: (1) a 500-word letter of intent indicating why you want to work in the tropical forest of Puerto Rico and describing your relevant experience, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, and (3) Contact information for two references.Please contact us at nelson.bonilla@upr.edu and lfdp@ites.upr.edu with any further questions.

MS Graduate Assistantships (s) in Fire Ecology at Cal Poly

Subject: MS Graduate Assistantships (s) in Fire Ecology at Cal Poly HumboldtDr. Jeff Kane (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffwr.humboldt.edu%2Fpeople%2Fjeffrey-kane&data=05%7C02%7Cmid14018%40uconn.mail.onmicrosoft.com%7Ca0350919c09148c78ce508dc23de382d%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638424684538965226%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=g%2BVDBQL4ranTPkNAgKwKaLWXnCevDYD92Sf59IZm6HI%3D&reserved=0) is seeking two (2) highly motivated students interested in joining the Cal Poly Humboldt Fire Lab (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffirelab.humboldt.edu%2F&data=05%7C02%7Cmid14018%40uconn.mail.onmicrosoft.com%7Ca0350919c09148c78ce508dc23de382d%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638424684538973879%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=koqcRCqKyjKeoELiG27xEnmP2Z%2BumBH27OFK0t0JnKI%3D&reserved=0) to pursue an MS degree in Forestry, Watershed, and Wildland Sciences at Cal Poly Humboldt (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhumboldt.edu%2Ffwr%2Fprogram%2Fgraduate_degrees&data=05%7C02%7Cmid14018%40uconn.mail.onmicrosoft.com%7Ca0350919c09148c78ce508dc23de382d%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638424684538980366%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=mg2NQ64F7L3FgEn0i9%2BqPCzpas0efpTaDShy4gmQKJ0%3D&reserved=0).Post-fire Redwood Study (1): This project is supported by a National Park Service grant to characterize fuels following restoration thinning treatments in secondary coast redwood forests in Redwood National Park and examine changes in surface fuels, tree mortality, and recruitment before and after the 2023 Lost Fire.Baker Cypress Restoration Study (1): This project is supported by the USDA Forest Service and will focus on post-fire restoration in Baker cypress forests. This project will involve leading crews to collect seed and monitor populations that have burned in wildfires over the last couple of decades to examine post-fire stand structure and seedling response to inform restoration and management plans for Baker cypress.More Information Here: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffirelab.humboldt.edu%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2F2024_fire_lab_graduate_assistantships_ad__0.pdf&data=05%7C02%7Cmid14018%40uconn.mail.onmicrosoft.com%7Ca0350919c09148c78ce508dc23de382d%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638424684538985371%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=PQvm3cpmfqoRFjd6cmYcUHmxLfVu0LyLHZfAXnUfsrU%3D&reserved=0Applications Due: Feb 15, 2024

Summer Fire Ecology Field Assistant Positions at Cal Poly

We are looking for up to six or seven motivated and curious field assistants to assist the Cal Poly Humboldt Wildland Fire Lab on a few research projects investigating restoration or fuels treatments in old-growth ponderosa pine forest at Crater Lake National Park (1-2) in partnership with Louisiana Tech, secondary redwood forests following wildfire in Redwood National Park (1), and Baker cypress at multiple locations in northern California (3-4). Field research will entail navigating to plots, collecting a variety of tree and fuels measurements, as well asother tasks. Assistants should be able to hike short to moderate distances across uneven and steep terrain, tolerate hot/humid weather conditions, and be willing to tent camp for up to four days at a time. A rental vehicle will be available for work-related travel. These positions will be based out of Arcata, CA (redwood and Baker Cypress projects) or southern Oregon (Crater Lake project), with overnight camping near field sites occurring Monday-Thursday during the field season. We will provide training for specific data collection methods, though experience with forest, fuels, and vegetation measurements is preferred.More details and application information available here: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffirelab.humboldt.edu%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2F2024_fire_lab_field_assistant_ad.pdf&data=05%7C02%7Cmid14018%40uconn.mail.onmicrosoft.com%7C2f1cc4bd1f8f49d32dd708dc23de78b2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638424685605972142%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=Ip2VihzhLs6lFMxWMvehdY3mWvKoVEk68W0%2BHi7h2t0%3D&reserved=0Applications due by Feb 15, 2024

Field research technician in prairie plant and pollinator ecology Minnesota

The Echinacea Project seeks enthusiastic research technicians for the 2024 field season (late May Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ October). Our project investigates plants, plant-insect interactions, and bees in fragmented prairie habitat. Summer research technicians will collect data for several long-term research projects, deploy emergence traps to collect ground-nesting bees, sample pollen and nectar, assess floral resources in remnant prairies and restorations, maintain experimental plots, remove invasive species, harvest seed, and characterize nesting habitat for bees. We seek college undergraduates or recent graduates interested in ecology and conservation biology of prairies, native bees, and plant-pollinator interactions for 3- to 5-month field research assistantships. Enthusiasm and a willingness to work outdoors are required. Members of groups underrepresented in science are particularly encouraged to apply!Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Location: western MinnesotaÃf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Duration:  variable from Late May Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ Oct 2024Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Application review begins 28 FebruaryÃf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Salary: $16-22/h commensurate with experience, 40hr/weekHousing during the field season will be provided and travel between study sites will be reimbursed.See the Echinacea Project website for details: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fechinaceaproject.org%2Fopportunities%2F&data=05%7C02%7Cmid14018%40uconn.mail.onmicrosoft.com%7C92dbf11856d947b8d21708dc23dece19%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638424687039301779%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=FACgBLHgrzu6JEYkwbvCii4rsxl5ot4FjI85zMQU8sA%3D&reserved=0

Prairie plant biology and conservation REU internship (Minnesota)

The Echinacea Project is looking for enthusiastic undergraduate researchers for the 2024 summer field season. Our project investigates how small population size and reduced genetic diversity influence individual fitness, population demographics, plant-insect interactions and evolution in the purple coneflower, Echinacea angustifolia. We seek students with interests in plant population biology, evolution and quantitative genetics, pollination biology, plant-insect interactions, and conservation biology. This REU (research experience for undergraduates) is a great opportunity for aspiring ecologists, conservation biologists, and evolutionary biologists to gain field research experience. There are also opportunities for those with quantitative backgrounds (statistics, math, computer science) to gain experience managing data, programming, or modeling.Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Location: western MinnesotaÃf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Duration: 10-12 weeks during June-August with flexible start and end datesÃf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Application review begins 21 FebruaryÃf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Salary: $640/week stipend, travel expenses to the research site are covered. We provide housing.We especially encourage individuals from groups underrepresented in science to apply! Learn more and apply at: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fechinaceaproject.org%2Fopportunities%2F&data=05%7C02%7Cmid14018%40uconn.mail.onmicrosoft.com%7C91da5a48f6a34dce0d7a08dc23df0447%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638424687953161967%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=v4tirXUcwCOh7ZeLZRlSf3RAWXUf57rzSLKvWu0zMkI%3D&reserved=0

Graduate Assistantship for Fish Ecology Research

The Nekton Research Laboratory at the University of New Orleans has an opening for a graduate student to conduct fish ecology research starting in fall 2024.  The Teaching Assistantship will be for 9 months and provide a $17,500 stipend.  Tuition and out-of-state fees will be waived.  The Teaching Assistant will teach three sections of EES 1003 Introduction to Environmental Science every semester.  Possible thesis research topics include: 1. assessing native fish responses to aquatic invasive species; 2. surveying for rare fishes; 3. surveying for freshwater mussels and potential fish hosts in threatened estuarine habitats; and 4. determining settlement cues for juvenile estuarine nekton species.  Research will be conducted either in freshwater or estuarine habitats.  Experience with identifying fishes, field sampling, and statistical analyses is required.  Applicants must have at least a B.Sc. degree in Biological Sciences, Fishery Sciences, or a related field.  Applicants should also have completed the GREs and preference will be given to those applicants with a total score of at least 300 on the verbal and quantitative sections.  Applications are due Friday, February 23rd, 2024.  For further information about the application process, please email moconnel@uno.edu.

Hiring Field and Lab Research Technicians

Dr. Heather Alexander is hiring field and lab research technicians to work in the Forest and Fire Ecology Lab at Auburn University for spring & summer 2024, with flexible start date between between February and May 2024. Must be able to commit 30-40 hours per week and travel for overnight, multi-day trips (up to a week) outside of Auburn. The positions will include a combination of fieldwork and lab work. No prior experience necessary, but applicants must possess an interest in forest ecology, a willingness to learn, and be capable of (and excited about) working long hours outdoors exposed to heat, cold, biting insects, and thorny vegetation. Pay ranges from $12-$16/hour depending on education and experience.Research technicians will gain experience collecting experimental and observational field data. Other tasks will include vegetation sampling, measuring plant traits, plant identification, data entry, and vegetation and soil sample processing in the lab.If interested, please e-mail a brief description of your interest/experience, a rÃfÂfÒ©sumÃfÂfÒ©, and three references to Tamara Milton (tfm0010@auburn.edu).Notice: Auburn University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer and committed to building an inclusive and diverse community.

marine internship and volunteer opportunities

1. Internship Opportunities: Coastal Ecology, Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), Dauphin Island, AL2. Research Internship, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Remote3. Plant a Million Corals Foundation Internship, Plant a Million Corals Foundation, Summerland Key, FL4. 2024 Rachel Carson National INTERNSHIP, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Wells, ME5. Marine Engagement Internship, Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST), Scotland, United Kingdom6. 2024 Education and Research Internship, Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, Barnstable, MA7. Regional Ocean Sciences Bowl Volunteer, National Ocean Sciences Bowl, Multiple Locations8. Intern (Cephalopod Program), Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

Graduate position: USouthernMississippi.MarineEDNA

Graduate position advertisement below and attachedThe Phillips Lab in the School of Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences (BEES) at the University of Southern Mississippi (Carnegie R1) is recruiting a PhD student in Biology to develop and use environmental DNA (eDNA) tools to study the status and ecology of highly threatened ‘rhino rays’, including sawfish, wedgefish, and giant guitarfish. The successful candidate will join a diverse lab group and work as part of an international research team dedicated to shark and ray conservation. The successful candidate is expected to take initiative in developing and completing the scope and direction of their dissertation under the guidance of their PI and committee.Required Qualifications:BSc in Biology or a related fieldHighly self-motivatedCapacity to work independentlyStrong written and oral communication skills Interest in eDNA science Detail-orientedPreferred Qualifications:MS in Biology or related fieldPrevious experience with DNA extractions or PCR Peer-reviewed publication(s)A stipend will be provided via Teaching (initially) and/or Research Assistantships and include a full tuition waiver. Students are also encouraged to apply for additional scholarships that are available, to be discussed on a case-by-case basis.Interested candidates should email a cover letter/expression of interest and CV that includes contact information for three references to:N.Phillips@usm.edu. Review of materials will begin immediately. Candidates will also need to formally apply to the USM Graduate program by February15 2024 for Fall 2024 admittance (preferred) or October 15 for a Spring2025 start.Helpful links:Graduate admissions process:https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usm.edu%2Fgraduate-admissions%2Findex.php%23apply&data=05%7C02%7Cmid14018%40uconn.mail.onmicrosoft.com%7C13b96526bdd44c02fcf508dc2272a1ac%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638423122932746094%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=WaClRGOHq9ZkYPJAqyvJLgxZNtkdEBSOEcTckTN52OU%3D&reserved=0.Admission requirements (School of BEES):https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.usm.edu%2Fpreview_program.php%3Fcatoid%3D33%26poid%3D16664&data=05%7C02%7Cmid14018%40uconn.mail.onmicrosoft.com%7C13b96526bdd44c02fcf508dc2272a1ac%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638423122932754172%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=KAj9GgznkHCkZsFA8Gx3z5Nc1fWpHgCWotjXKmC64BY%3D&reserved=0Info about the Phillips Lab:https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usm.edu%2Ffaculty-directory%2Fprofile.php%3Fid%3D1937119&data=05%7C02%7Cmid14018%40uconn.mail.onmicrosoft.com%7C13b96526bdd44c02fcf508dc2272a1ac%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638423122932759155%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=i2FpNZV9yzxv4rvtR0IZT3V0V14oVUeqICrnKSg1io4%3D&reserved=0

Research technician position in freshwater ecology

DESCRIPTION: One full-time position for a research assistant is available in the Aquatic Ecology Lab at The Ohio State University. The Research Technician will work on the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) and Ohio Department of Natural ResourcesÃ’Â- Division of Wildlife (ODNR-DOW) funded Lake Erie Plankton Abundance Study (LEPAS). LEPAS has been monitoring phytoplankton and zooplankton in Lake Erie since 1995.The Research TechniciansÃ’Â’ duties will include counting zooplankton samples, analyzing chlorophyll a samples, overseeing undergraduate volunteers/workers (helping with sample buffering, chlorophyll a samples, or counting Bythotrephes samples). The Research Technician will also mentor undergraduate workers and volunteers. Ideally, the Research Technician would also help manage the LEPAS plankton database, prepare data for collaborators, and assist in drafting proposals, annual reports, and proposal budgets.Successful candidates will join a dynamic, interactive group of faculty, post-docs, and students at the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory (AEL; https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fael.osu.edu%2F&data=05%7C02%7Cmid14018%40uconn.mail.onmicrosoft.com%7Cc460ce0f3d424ce7c3f908dc231e667b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638423860683188680%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=CzfSdU27dylVybHVy5wmmGFItpcRcVnbhRnSVG8lVAY%3D&reserved=0), in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Feeob.osu.edu%2F&data=05%7C02%7Cmid14018%40uconn.mail.onmicrosoft.com%7Cc460ce0f3d424ce7c3f908dc231e667b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638423860683196195%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=VynLmZN0OiYWWmwXmiPS6Kkc%2BFJsHMYGOexmLg6Dnmk%3D&reserved=0).MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: BachelorÃ’Â’s Degree in ecology or related field. One year experience in laboratory enumerating invertebrate taxa, preferably zooplankton, and/or conducting ecological research. This experience could include undergraduate or graduate research.SALARY: $17.10 – $22.50/hour plus a comprehensive benefits package. The offer for this position will fall within this range based on internal equity and the candidate’s qualifications.APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications (1. A cover letter describing career goals and relevant experience; 2. a CV or resume; and 3. Contact information for three references), and  can be submitted at The Ohio State University classified site: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fosu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com%2FOSUCareers%2Fjob%2FColumbus-Campus%2FResearch-Senior-Technician_R97548-1&data=05%7C02%7Cmid14018%40uconn.mail.onmicrosoft.com%7Cc460ce0f3d424ce7c3f908dc231e667b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638423860683200795%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=nn9GvUfz70D8GqUHDyWo5PDN0jklpME2kYsFJ9rWiQM%3D&reserved=0. Please direct questions to Jim Hood (hood.211@osu.edu). We will start reviewing applications on February 19th and continue until the position is filled.The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field.  The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.

PhD position in avian conservation genomics

PhD position in avian conservation genomics: Inquiries are invited for a PhD assistantship to examine the effects of native plants and mosquito abatement on diet and fitness in Carolina Chickadees and Carolina Wrens in urban yards of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Additional questions could be included depending on the candidate’s experience and interest. Prospective students would need to apply for and compete against other applicants for a Gilbert Assistantship in the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources, due 1 Feb 2024. A Gilbert Assistantship covers stipend (~30K per year), tuition, fees, and up to 20K in research costs. Qualifications: an excellent academic record, experience with genetic analyses (lab andstatistical) including DNA metabarcoding, experience coordinating and collecting field data (including bird handling), excellent writing and organizational skills, and ability to work in a collaborative group. Research will be in collaboration with Dr. Erik Johnson, Director of Conservation Science, Audubon Delta, the regional field office of the National Audubon Society. Applicants interested in this opportunity should first contact Dr. Sabrina Taylor, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, staylor at lsu.edu, and should send a cover letter, CV, and a list of 3 references (with phone #s and/or email addresses). Equal Employment Opportunity applies to this position.PhD position in conservation genomics: Inquiries are invited for a PhD assistantship to examine tiger genomics in US captive tigers (stipend ~30K per year). Qualifications: an excellent academic record, experience with genetic analyses (lab and bioinformatics) ideally including whole genome analyses, excellent writing and organizational skills, and ability to work in a collaborative group. Research will be in collaboration with Dr. Leslie Lyons, Professor, University of Missouri. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Sabrina Taylor, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, staylor at lsu.edu, and should send a cover letter, CV, and a list of 3 references (with phone #s and/or email addresses). Equal Employment Opportunity applies to this position.

Graduate position: UWisconsin.FishReproductiveDemographics

The Molecular Conservation Genetics Lab at the University ofWisconsin-Stevens Point seeks an MS student to lead research that willdevelop and use genetic tools to characterize reproductive demographicpatterns of white sucker and longnose sucker in the Boardman/OttawayRiver in northwestern lower Michigan. The position will involve designof genotyping-in-thousands (GT-seq) panels for each species that willbe used to generate estimates of the number of successful spawners andeffective number of breeders. The position is stationed at the Universityof Wisconsin-Stevens Point in Stevens Point, WI and supports the FishPass(https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.glfc.org%2Ffishpass.php&data=05%7C02%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7C241693ff25fe459341b908dc1a510472%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638414182474316522%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C62000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=mmPDI0izsGLnbmXuNz8f770g%2BpebuEAi0y0IyxOKNE4%3D&reserved=0) restoration project. The student willwork closely with fishery managers and biologists from state and tribalagencies. Limited opportunities for fieldwork will also be available.BS in Fisheries, Biology, Ecology, or related field. Experience ingenerating and/or analyzing genetic data is preferred, but not strictlyrequired.To apply, please email cover letter, CV/resume, unofficial transcripts,and contact information for three references to Jared Homola(jhomola@uwsp.edu). Additional questions regarding the project shouldbe sent via email (jhomola@uwsp.edu).

Graduate position: WashingtonStateU.PollinatorBeeEvolution

Graduate Opportunity (MS) in Entomology, summer 2024 (pollinator /bee biology) Department of Entomology, Washington State UniversityFor full job advertisement see:https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.murraylabwsu.com%2Fblog–updates&data=05%7C02%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Ca29024acf2f64e3304a308dc1a447160%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638414128461829455%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C83000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=xoJiqTWJcbKwjwARE2D%2BIdbsL3R7Ql2mcrBGAfiOL3k%3D&reserved=0Position descriptionWe are looking for applicants for a recently funded MS student positionat Washington State University (WSU), Department of Entomology. Thestudent will lead a research project on the pollinator fauna of afederally endangered, endemic flowering plant, Spalding’s Catchfly(Silene spaldingii). The successful candidate will be carrying out fieldwork in the Pacific Northwest and use environmental DNA methods to: (1)identify pollinators of Spalding’s Catchfly, (2) identify the presenceof potential nonnative plant species that may compete with Spalding’scatchfly, (3) and examine the pollinator dynamics in an understudiedPacific Northwest ecosystem.Spalding’s catchfly (Silene spaldingii) is a federally listed plantendemic to the Pacific Northwest. This flowering plant depends onnative grassland habitat which is declining throughout the. Nonnativeinvasive plants are considered one of the greatest threats to Spalding’scatchfly populations as they can compete for resources, alter ecosystemdynamics and may even alter pollinator behavior. There is reason tobelieve that the presence of specific nonnative species in Spalding’scatchfly habitat may negatively impact reproduction and impede speciesrecovery. Understanding this dynamic is imperative because successfulpollination is vital to Spalding’s catchfly recovery.We seek an incoming graduate student with an interest in bee and/orpollinator biology, identification, and field work. The successfulcandidate will collaborate on a research project between (WSU) and theUnited States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), with field sites inNortheastern Washington. The student will learn and use novel eDNAmetabarcoding techniques, as well as observation and collecting,to identify the pollinator fauna of Spalding’s catchfly, developplant-pollinator visitation networks detailing plant usage, and contributeto the conservation of a threatened plant species.QualificationsBS in entomology, biology, or a related field. Preference given tocandidates who have skills in bee and/or plant identification, and/ormolecular lab work.Professional expectations: The PhD student will work at WashingtonState University, Pullman, in the lab of Silas Bossert and ElizabethMurray. There will be several opportunities for travel during theappointment, including at least one scientific meeting. PIs will encourageprofessional development and creative and independent approaches toproblem solving.About the labOur lab is broadly interested in bee and pollinator biology andevolution. Our expertise includes phylogenomics, faunistics, taxonomy,museum curation, and comparative analyses. The lab is in the excitingstage of being recently established and building personnel and resources,and we welcome candidates who will contribute to a diverse laboratoryenvironment (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmurraylabwsu.com%2F&data=05%7C02%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Ca29024acf2f64e3304a308dc1a447160%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638414128461837354%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C83000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=3ryex4U4cG3wyKBJkNw8%2Bia5%2Bh60nnREAn9OucInKJY%3D&reserved=0).About the locationWashington State University is a land-grant institutionlocated in Pullman, Washington. The Department of Entomology(https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fentomology.wsu.edu%2F&data=05%7C02%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Ca29024acf2f64e3304a308dc1a447160%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638414128461843041%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C83000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=oRpFTb68UKLsxYa%2FxzLV3Oosdx9B0vOXZVavhEiotBI%3D&reserved=0) hosts facilities such as the MT JamesEntomological Collection (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmuseum.entomology.wsu.edu%2F&data=05%7C02%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Ca29024acf2f64e3304a308dc1a447160%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638414128461848126%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C83000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=GxGPDr2MjOh4wzsMGn7tIz1pnXPrXzEiZuBBeOOQRLk%3D&reserved=0), the HoneyBee and Pollinator Research, Extension, and Education Facility, and stateof the art laboratory equipment. Faculty in Entomology are located oncampuses and research & extension centers across the state.To applyContact Silas Bossert (silas.bossert@wsu.edu) prior to applying; pleaseinclude your CV along with a description of your background and yourfit for the position. Preferred start time for this position would bebetween May 15- June 15, 2024. Candidates will be reviewed startingFebruary 5th, 2024.

marine bio opportunities

Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

1. Intern (Cephalopod Program), Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA2. Summer 2024 Internship Opportunity, The Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA3. Regional Ocean Sciences Bowl Volunteer, National Ocean Sciences Bowl, Multiple Locations4. 2024 UNOLS-MATE Marine Technical Internship Program, The U.S. Academic Research Fleet, Seattle, WA5. Graduate Student Opportunity: Convergent Arctic Research Perspectives and Education NSF Research Traineeship, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire

Grant Opportunity

UConn Student Grant Opportunity: Environmental and Social Sustainability Grants Program

The Office of Sustainability and the Institute of the Environment are hosting a funding program to support collaborative student-faculty projects that enhance environmental sustainability and campus-wide engagement with sustainability issues at the University of Connecticut or in Connecticut communities. Projects should do so through research, authentic community engagement, campus operations, or education. Projects must increase both environmental and social sustainability at UConn, and address one or more of UConn’s strategic sustainability goal areas (climate change, energy and buildings, waste, outreach and engagement, water resources, food and dining, purchasing, transportation, or grounds, open space and conservation areas) and one or more related social challenges (fostering inclusion of diverse perspectives, addressing systematic inequalities, environmental justice, social and health inequity, community development, etc.). Project activities can occur at any campus of UConn and extend to Connecticut communities anywhere in the state. Special consideration will be given to interdisciplinary projects that advance equity and justice or incorporate the arts and humanities. Awards may be up to $10,000.

Spring 2024 Call for Proposals

Eligibility: All currently enrolled University of Connecticut undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Students must be full-time during the time period of the grant (Spring ’24 through Fall ’24). Applications can be submitted by a single student or by teams of students. Students can be the lead only one proposal, but can participate in no more than three proposals regardless of the status as a lead or collaborator).

Faculty/Staff Mentor Requirements: Each project must have at least one faculty or staff mentor who submits a support form with the application and will actively participate in the project. Mentors must be able to accept and manage grant funds on the students’ behalf. This includes responsibility for student hiring. The mentor is responsible for ensuring the project budget is executed according to UConn policies and procedures, adheres to the guidelines outlined in this application, and is expended by the end of the grant period (December 31, 2024). Faculty/staff members can collaborate on no more than three proposals.

Funding: Limited funding is available for proposed projects with budgets up to $10,000. Proposals should provide strong justification for all budgetary items. Awards will be announced by April 1, 2024. Funds will transfer early April 2024 and should be fully spent by December 31, 2024.

Deadlines: For full consideration, all proposal documents must be submitted by March 1, 2024 at 4:00pm. Students are responsible for ensuring that faculty/staff mentors submit support forms in a timely fashion. Projects should not extend past December 31, 2024.

How to Apply: 

  1. Complete the Student Grant Application Form (questions are previewed on our website).
  2. Submit your itemized budget within the Form.
  3. Ensure that your faculty/staff mentor(s) submit a mentor support form.

Learn more and find application materials at https://sustainability.uconn.edu/environmental-social-sustainability-grants-program/ 




I am thrilled to share information about the UConn RaMP (Research and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates) Program; a year-long, paid NSF- funded postbaccalaureate research training program based at the University of Connecticut. The purpose of the program is to offer a mentored research experience and professional development opportunities to individuals historically underrepresented in STEM (including underrepresented ethic groups, people with disabilities, veterans, and first-generation collegestudents) or those who did not have sufficient access to research during their undergraduate careers (college graduates of lower-resourced institutions). RaMP provides an intensive research experience, with salaries comparable to an entry level job.Scholars will conduct original research under the mentorship a faculty members and graduate student mentor, participate in professional development activities, and expand high demand technical skills in preparation for a diverse array of STEM careers and/or graduate school.Our website and application information can be found here:https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgenome-postbac.biology.clas.uconn.edu%2F&data=05%7C02%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cf09bb94dc19a41da0b9108dbfc94d6a6%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638381488411126597%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=PoXkr0qBzYy92YJaNa56ZxTt0SrJz%2F98kbEyXtOeGuM%3D&reserved=0. Applicants are encouraged to visit the website to learn more about the program and review potential research projects/mentors. The application deadline for the 2024 cohort is March 1st.Feel free to reach out to me at Teisha.king@uconn.edu if you have any questions.

Summer ’24 Remote Internship with Planter

Job title

Mobile App Developer (Flutter) Internship


Planter: https://planter.garden/

Position type


Job description

Position Summary

Do you want to utilize your coding knowledge to make a big impact on a very small business? Apply for this summer internship to work on Planter, the #1 garden planning app on iOS and Android! Planter helps gardeners plan and manage their veggie gardens. As the developer intern, you will write exciting new features for the app.

Internship Details

  • Dates: Summer 2024, start and end dates flexible
  • Hours: 20-40 hours/week
  • Location: Remote


  • Develop new features for the app (see our feature requests)
  • Write tests for newly added code
  • Investigate and fix any bugs


  • Experience developing mobile applications using Flutter and Dart OR willing to learn
  • Familiar with Firebase products, particularly Database, Firestore, and Functions
  • Proficient in interacting with JSON Restful APIs
  • Experience writing tests
  • Experience with Git version control

Bonus Points (not required but please mention if you have these skills)

  • Have an interest in vegetable gardening 🌱
  • Experience with web development
  • Experience with native iOS or Android app development

Why Work For Planter?

  • Fully remote
  • Small, close-knit team (5 people)
  • Work with fellow garden nerds!

Inclusive workplace ✊🏾🏳️‍🌈

How to Apply

  1. Send us an email at jobs@planter.garden
  2. Resumes encouraged but not required.
  3. Please tell us about your interest in veggie gardening. Make sure to send us a photo of your garden 🖼️!
  4. Please include links to prior work or write a sample article.

MS position – Evaluating climate change effects

The Palmquist Lab at Marshall University is recruiting for a funded MS position focused on evaluating climate change effects on dryland plant communities. Our research focuses on quantifying vegetation dynamics over space and time and identifying how the relative importance of ecological processes structuring plant communities changes with spatial and temporal scale. In addition, a key goal of our research is to understand how pattern and process in plant communities will be altered in the face of global environmental change. An important motivation for our work is to address ecological questions at large spatial scales to inform landscape conservation. We collect field data, use existing large observational data sets, and implement simulation modeling to address these goals in temperate shrublands, wetlands, woodlands, and forests. Additional information about the lab can be found at http://www.kylepalmquist.org/

RESEARCH FOCUS: The successful candidate will broadly explore the interacting effects of climate change, wildfire, and livestock grazing intensity on big sagebrush plant communities throughout their spatial extent in the western US. These water-limited ecosystems are undergoing rapid environmental change due to multiple stressors (climate change, increases in wildfire activity, species invasions) and represent some of the most threatened systems in North America. This project will use an individual-based plant simulation model to quantify the impacts of climate change and livestock grazing management on plant community composition and the balance between native and non-native species. In particular, we are interested in assessing how livestock grazing can be used as a tool to prevent the spread of invasive species and decrease wildfire risk under a future climate. This is a collaborative project between ecologists at Marshall University, the US Geological Survey, Yale University, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A background, including relevant course work, in ecology and statistics, knowledge of the ecosystems of the western U.S., strong communication skills, and strong quantitative skills. Experience in ecological modeling and computer programming is highly desirable.

EXPECTATIONS: The successful candidate will be expected to conduct high-quality research, serve as a teaching assistant within the Department of Biological Sciences, present their research to the scientific community at regional and national meetings, and publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

TIMELINE: The position is available in August 2024.

FUNDING: Funding will consist of a combination of research and teaching assistantships for two years. A 12-month competitive stipend ($19,000), and full tuition waiver will be provided.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested students should apply by submitting the following to Dr. Kyle Palmquist (palmquist@marshall.edu): 1) short statement of research interests and career goals (no longer than 1 page), 2) CV, 3) unofficial transcripts, 4) GRE scores (if available), and 5) contact information for three professional references. Please include: “evaluating climate change effects on dryland plant communities” and your name in the email subject.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a candidate is selected. I will contact you to discuss your research interests and goals for graduate school to determine if you would be a good fit for the lab. If selected, a full application must be submitted to the Department of Biological Sciences at Marshall University, Huntington, WV. Faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences have expertise in a variety of biological fields, including but not limited to ecology, evolution, herpetology, and physiology. More information about the Department and its programs can be found here: https://www.marshall.edu/biology/

Application requirements for admission to the DBS graduate program can be found here: https://www.marshall.edu/biology/admission/

Marshall University is located in Huntington, an affordable college town located on the Ohio River in the beautiful state of West Virginia. The town is small enough to get around on foot and bike, but large enough to support a variety of restaurants and other cultural activities. Huntington and the surrounding area offer ample recreational opportunities (hiking, skiing, rafting), along with proximity to larger cities, including Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH, and Columbus, OH. In the Palmquist Lab, we highly value and encourage work-life balance.

I strongly encourage students from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. Feel free to contact me with questions at any time.

MS Research Assistantships – Lake Champlain Research Institute at SUNY Plattsburgh

M.S. Research assistantships – Lake Champlain Research Institute at SUNY Plattsburgh

two positions: 1 ) Plankton Limnology/Ecology and 2) Microplastics in Lake Champlain

(starting Summer 2024)

Position description:

The graduate assistant will work one of the two projects listed:

1) Limnology/Ecology of Lake Champlain plankton or

2) Microplastics in Lake Champlain

As part of the MS Natural Resources and Ecology program students will conduct MS thesis research with the Lake Champlain Research Institute at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. The research will focus on either 1) Ecology and vertical structure of zooplankton communities as influenced by climate change in Lake Champlain or 2) Microplastic distribution and abundance in beaches, rivers and Lake Champlain as part of a lake-wide study of plastic sources and sinks. Both studies are part of new research grants funded at the Institute and will involve collaboration with Institute staff and students. Each position includes a stipend for academic year salary with in-state NY tuition waiver as well as summer salary to support the funded research project.

Assistantship selection is dependent upon acceptance to the MS Natural Resources and Ecology program at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Education requirements (Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, e.g., biology, environmental science, ecology, water resources, etc.).

Deadline to submit applications: February 15, 2024

Link to SUNY Plattsburgh’s MS Natural Resources and Ecology program: https://www.plattsburgh.edu/programs/natural-resources-ecology-masters.html

Application: Submit a cover letter, resume, transcript of undergraduate work, and statement of research interests to Dr. Tim Mihuc at mihuctb@plattsburgh.edu. The cover letter must identify which of the two assistantships applicants are applying for.

Doctoral Fellowship: Applied Quantitative Ecology & Bioacoustics

Morris Doctoral Fellowship- Applied Quantitative Ecology using Bioacoustics

A five-year Doctoral Fellowship is available at Southern Illinois University starting Fall 2024 to support new doctoral students of the highest quality. The Graduate School provides a 12-month 50% research fellowship award for the first three years, with an annual $1,000 ($500 fall/spring) book/travel allowance for the first three years while on fellowship. The academic program provides a 12-month 50% research or teaching assistantship for the years four and five. This is a competitive fellowship and financial support is not guaranteed to all applicants, only the selected individual. The position is open to students currently holding a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, though preference is for those not previously enrolled in a graduate program (direct post-baccalaureate entry).

The successful applicant will be in the PEASE Lab (Population Estimation and Spatial Ecology; peaselab.com) at Southern Illinois University where the student will work on developing false-positive hierarchical community models to be applied to avian ecology and conservation in forested environments. The student will have access to data from 100s of Autonomous Recording Unit (ARU) throughout Midwestern United States, and will be encouraged to develop research ideas supporting at-risk species recovery. Students with an interest in bioacoustics and machine learning are particularly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Criteria include:

1. Must have an overall undergraduate grade-point average of at least 3.25, or a grade point average for the last two years in the bachelor’s degree of 3.5 (A= 4.0); and

2. If prior graduate study has been undertaken, must have an overall graduate grade point average of at least 3.7 (A = 4.0); and

3. Must have a score in the 75th percentile or higher on a standard test such as the GRE, MAT, or GMAT; and

4. May not already be enrolled in a doctoral program and may have no previous enrollment at SIUC.

In the competition for Morris Doctoral Fellowships, the nominees must be U.S. citizens, or permanent residents of the USA. In addition, preference will be given to those who have not previously enrolled in a graduate program (direct post-baccalaureate entry).

Students already enrolled at or having previous enrollment at SIU are not eligible for the Morris Doctoral Fellowship.

Applications are due by Jan 12, 2024, 4pm CST. Fellowship offers are announced by Feb 2, with acceptance decision by April 15.

To apply, students should first email their Curriculum Vitae and a general research interest statement to Dr. Brent Pease (bpease1@siu.edu); the email subject should be “Morris Fellowship Application”. Following review, students may be encouraged to continue with the full Fellowship application through Southern Illinois University’s Graduate School. For full consideration, material from interested applicants must be received by Dec 15,2023 to ensure full fellowship application submission by Jan 12, 2024.

Interested applicants should read the full guidelines of the fellowship here: https://gradschool.siu.edu/_common/documents/cost-and-financial-assistance/2024-morris-fellowship-guidelines.pdf

The application packet can be found here: https://gradschool.siu.edu/_common/documents/cost-and-financial-assistance/2024-morris-fellowship-pkt.pdf

Graduate position: University of Mississippi

The Zee Lab at the University of Mississippi is seeking motivated and curious students with interests in evolutionary ecology for enrollment in the Fall 2024 semester.We are interested in research topics at the intersection of community ecology and evolutionary biology, such as the evolution of species interations and evolution in multispecies communities. We approach our research using both laboratory experimental evolution with microbes and modeling approaches. Candidates will encouraged to develop their own independent research interests.The Department of Biology is a broad department with faculty research foci spanning the levels of biological organization and the taxonomic tree of life. The University of Mississippi is located Oxford, MS, a college town in northwest Mississippi.Interested candidates should email Peter Zee (zee@olemiss.edu).Peter Zeezee@olemiss.edu

Graduate position: Mississippi State University

Graduate position: Mississippi State UniversityThe Smith lab at Mississippi State University is recruiting a PhD student for Fall 2024! We develop methods for studying diversification using genomic data, and apply these methods to study diversification in terrestrial snails and slugs. We are looking for students interested in methods development in population genetics and phylogenetics and/or studying diversification in terrestrial slugs. Ongoing projects include the development of machine learning approaches to investigate species’ evolutionary histories and investigations into the evolutionary histories of invasive slugs. Our lab combines fieldwork, wet lab work, and computational work, and thus there are varied opportunities depending on student interests. Additional information on the lab can be found at https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.meganlsmith.org%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cf6715a1a541a4a8b139808dbe1ddd96d%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638352115192649317%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=fFCI3hOSPc1FueEruZlnP21xrruyzDj%2FMNXoaZpB7OM%3D&reserved=0.Those interested should contact me directly by email(msmith@biology.msstate.edu) before applying with an attached CV and a brief description of your research interests. Our graduate admissions deadlines are flexible but applications before February 1, 2024 are preferred. Our department no longer requires the GRE. Mississippi State is located in Starkville, Mississippi, a half-hour drive from excellent outdoor recreation opportunities in the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge and the Tombigbee National Forest. We are 1.5 hours from Tuscaloosa, 3 hours from Memphis, and 4.5 hours from New Orleans. Additional departmental details can be found at: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.biology.msstate.edu%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cf6715a1a541a4a8b139808dbe1ddd96d%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638352115192649317%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=B6JN9QNMCtWwQacqixs5bLq661CKSJjmBJu8c3g8qJY%3D&reserved=0.“Smith, Megan” <msmith@biology.msstate.edu>

Graduate position: UFlorida.GeneticsGenomics

The Genetics & Genomics (G&G) Ph.D. program at the University of Florida <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fufgi.ufl.edu%2Fgrad-program%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=%2FffyHsPw1xSi1%2F8NdiPPFhBZDI9xY9q7DQdMk5X5RLM%3D&reserved=0> is accepting applications for graduate students for admission in Fall 2024. We are a interdisciplinary program with 200+ faculty in 8 colleges and 64 departments. Our faculty <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fufgi.ufl.edu%2Fufgi-faculty-directory%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=t81Kfwgjb1fZVYxF3vaa76b8gCpoZZN64yTJHptl9XI%3D&reserved=0> conduct a broad range of research projects including biomedical research, gene therapy, metagenomics, plant breeding and genetics, microbial genetics, population studies, and ecology to name just a few.Apply here! <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fufgi.ufl.edu%2Fgrad-program%2Fadmissions%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=zNqKXSCkFl0IE%2BWj06mH3YbFQnV5iXywlN58%2F784UIQ%3D&reserved=0>. If you are applying for the Ph.D. in Genetics & Genomics, please also apply for our new M.S. in Genetics & Genomics. The application deadline is December 1,2023 for admission to the Fall 2024 class. Prospective Ph.D. students should contact potential faculty advisors in advance of applying to discuss research interests and relevant qualifications.Here are some recent articles on UF Genetics Institute faculty in UF’s research magazine, Explore:      *   UF Genetics Institute new director, Dr. Tom Burris <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fexplore.research.ufl.edu%2Finnovation-is-in-his-&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=%2BL9RX%2FA0tLvi8ta16RJ2qielja6ocjfUZ35vo7jfsgc%3D&reserved=0          dna.html>      *   Father’s illness drives Dr. Eric Wang <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fexplore.research.ufl.edu%2Fthis-geneticists-goal-cure-&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=9LMFWz%2Bu%2F8lQMLvIikGU1iG1jM2hLm6DjnjKkb7OBEM%3D&reserved=0          the-disease-that-runs-in-his-family.html> to find a cure for          myotonic dystrophy      *   G&G graduate student Shandra Trantham <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fexplore.research.ufl.edu%2Fno-time-to-be-&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=AiGA31Y5rsK%2BPpV%2BCbROCuQNuvUBh%2B%2FIS77o6vXubNQ%3D&reserved=0          patient.html>, researcher and patient, searches for cures for          neurodegenerative diseases      *   Biomedical engineering faculty Drs. Josephine Allen and Erika          Moore <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fexplore.research.ufl.edu%2Frevealing-the-ancestry-&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=etabVez0tPiV5b9O4KtVuM9bpYdGJ8UwZsbpBJmzQX8%3D&reserved=0          blind-spot.html> collaborate with Anthropology faculty Dr.          Connie Mulligan to investigate how ancestry can shape health          disparities      *   G&G alum and UF faculty Dr. Marcio Resende <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fexplore.research.ufl.edu%2Fheres-how-ai-could-bring-&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=YzzIgPBZTpiUa2YA7ggBwxrm55cuKOL9vKdGzdyIb30%3D&reserved=0          better-fruit-to-your-table.html> uses AI to make food          healthier and tastier      *   Microbial ecologist Dr. Julie Meyer <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fexplore.research.ufl.edu%2Freef-&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=kklAGcg4Vf0N%2F962jYGen7ZKyE1PMYfAtSrFWfIFR%2BI%3D&reserved=0          relief.html> is developing probiotics to save coral reefsUF has the following funding opportunities that you may want to consider:      *   McKnight Doctoral Fellowship          <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgraduateschool.ufl.edu%2Fgss%2Ffunding%2Fmcknight%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=dUstVb4nB9iq3TNJ3dpzx9YRc%2FtqGAwahFOv0ZX56LA%3D&reserved=0> which          funds stipend, tuition, and fees      *   Board of Education Summer Fellowship <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.ufl.edu%2FUGRD%2Fprevious-catalogs%2F2019-&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=XPqWWC0HYy3baX3p5gknMEj6dKHGS9nVcYXmjly4ZgI%3D&reserved=0          2020/graduate/financial-aid/> which provides funds and          networking opportunities for new graduate students as well as          other fellowship opportunitiesStudents for the G&G Ph.D. typically graduate in 5 years and are funded with a combination of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships.The University of Florida is one of the top 10 public universities in the country with a university-wide commitment to genetic research. The University of Florida Genetics Institute (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ufgi.ufl.edu%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cab7ec4e97f784efd97b008dbdb8ec874%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345178533245908%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=bi%2BEnq5m%2B2hmGwCjICy4Pes%2BHV%2F8KoNKgfvQr9kXbYU%3D&reserved=0) is a state-of-the-art research building intended to enhance opportunities for collaboration. Gainesville is located in north central Florida (away from the hurricanes!), with average temperatures ranging from 45F to 90F.Connie J. Mulligan, PhDCoordinator, Genetics & Genomics Graduate Program 2033 Mowry Rd, PO Box 103610 | University of Florida | Gainesville, FL 32610-3610 cmulligan@ufl.edu“Connie J. Mulligan” <cmulligan@ad.ufl.edu>

Graduate position: UWyoming.SpatialEcoEvoDynamics

The Weiss-Lehman lab at the University of Wyoming is recruiting a PhD student to join our group in fall 2024. The PhD student will work with laboratory microcosms, computational models, and genomic data to test ecological and evolutionary mechanisms behind the formation of stable range limits as part of a recently funded NSF grant. The student will also be encouraged to develop independent projects based on their own interests as part of their dissertation. Research in our lab largely focuses on spatial eco-evolutionary dynamics, using models and careful experiments to understand how rapid evolutionary changes can impact species’ ranges. This includes factors affecting range limits, but also understanding the dynamics of species spreading via invasions or range shifts in response to climate change.The Weiss-Lehman lab is a highly collaborative group and members are encouraged to work together on group projects while also developing independent projects based on their own interests. Our lab is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive group of researchers in which all lab members feel valued and supported. For more details on the lab and our research, see our website: https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fweisslehmanlab.weebly.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C03d791a382964a5a12cd08dbdb8efc87%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638345179390747117%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=Gu8mhF7zwBZXglQGY%2FWamgqyHITiB92fdpC2nPuDXZc%3D&reserved=0The position will be fully funded for 5 years through a combination of research and teaching assistantships and includes tuition, a stipend, and health insurance. Applicants need a bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, evolution, or a related field by the fall of 2024. Additional preferred qualifications include quantitative and/or bioinformatic skills, familiarity with a scientific computing language (R, Matlab, Python, etc.), and previous research experience.To apply, please email Topher Weiss-Lehman (cwiessle@uwyo.edu) with your CV, transcripts (unofficial are fine), a statement of interest, and contact information for 2-3 professional references.

MS position in pollinator ecology at Cal Poly Pomona

The Scordato Lab at Cal Poly Pomona invites applications for a Master’s student to study arthropod ecology in a Southern California agroecosystem. The Scordato lab is part of a research group with faculty from CSU Long Beach, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources examining how natural vegetation can support biodiversity in avocado and citrus orchards in Ventura County. We are looking for a student to study how arthropod pollinator and predator populations vary between agricultural and riparian areas, and determine if creating patches of natural habitat in orchards can improve pest control and pollinator services. Coursework will be conducted at Cal Poly Pomona with extensive research guidance from UC Santa Barbara and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources researchers. The Master’s student will be expected to work on all aspects of the research project and lead the preparation of at least one peer-reviewed manuscript. This position is funded for three years, subject to review after the first year. The expected start date is summer 2024, with an earlier start available.

Required qualifications: 1) a Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science, agriculture, entomology, plant science, natural resources management, or similar field; 2) strong writing and quantitative skills; 3) a valid US driver’s license.

Preferred qualifications: 1) experience collecting and identifying insects or be willing to learn; 2) experience conducting field research, particularly in challenging conditions; 3) familiarity with the R programming environment.

Competitive applicants will enjoy field and lab work, including sorting, labeling, and archiving samples; be flexible, positive, and communicative during field work, even during long days outside requiring travel and exposure to hot weather; and be passionate about communicating science to broad audiences as there are opportunities to develop blogs, reports, and other media for the farming community involved in this project.

To learn more about Cal Poly Pomona and its Master’s program, visit https://www.cpp.edu/sci/biological-sciences/graduate-studies/about.shtml

Graduate position: UNebraska_Lincoln.EvolutionarySystemsGenomics

Are you excited to find out how changes to the genome shape behavioral differences between species? Have you ever wondered how new sex chromosomes work together to remodel variation in tissues? The Moore Lab (mooregenomicslab.com) at the University of Nebraska Lincoln is recruiting creative and motivated students to join for a PhD position in evolutionary systems genomics to work on these questions, and more! We use beautiful and charismatic Malawi African cichlid fishes to study the mechanisms underlying complex adaptive traits. All projects will focus on generating and integrating different types of genomic data (epigenetics, gene expression, and/or whole genome sequencing), but may also include tissue collection, histology, and/or state-of-the-art, creative behavioral phenotyping.Students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, and we are committed to fostering a lab environment where all trainees feel welcome and supported. This position may be funded through RA or TA, and includes stipend support and a tuition waiver.Required qualifications:– Interest in evolution, genomics/bioinformatics, behavior and/or sex chromosomes. You do not need experience in all of these fields but should have a clear motivation for wanting to work towards a PhD on this topic.– A willingness to contribute to a supportive and engaging intellectual environment that includes undergraduate researchers.– UNL graduate program requirements: Minimum standards are a B.A. or B.S.degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or equivalent. If you are international and English is your second language the program requires a TOEFL score of 565 for paper-based test,225 for computer-based test, or 85 for the internet-based test.Preferred qualifications:– Wet lab skills (nucleic acid extractions, genomic library preparations)– and/or familiarity with bash scripting/R or other programming languages (python, perl, etc)– and/or fish handling and husbandry experience– and/or undergraduate or postbaccalaureate research experiencePlease email Emily Moore (emily.christine.moore@gmail.com) a CV and statement of interest prior to applying to the graduate program in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior in the School of Biological Sciences at UNL ( https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbiosci.unl.edu%2Fgraduate&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Ca302a4f8e5b2422b86a208dbdac6c9f5%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638344319552144040%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=cidxohNiiLeUeO335o1M5pjiCVxOo9x0r0mfohqbcRM%3D&reserved=0). Applications are due December 1, 2023.Emily Moore <emily.christine.moore@gmail.com>

Graduate position: UIllinois_UrbanaChampaign.EvolEcolBehav

The Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior (EEB) at the University of Illinois is accepting applications for graduate students for admission in Fall 2024. We accept applications for both the Master’s (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. We are an interactive group with expertise in evolution, ecology, behavior, bioinformatics, conservation, genetics & genomics, physiology, neuroscience, endocrinology, and morphology. Students take many approaches to their studies including field work on whole organisms, genomics/bioinformatics, lab experimentation, and theory.The department of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior is housed within the School of Integrative Biology, home to over 30 faculty working in ecology, behavior, conservation and evolution. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers state-of-the-art research facilities such as the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB), the Beckman Institute (several research themes including bioimaging and Molecular Science andEngineering) and the Grainger College of Engineering. Urbana-Champaign is a pleasant, affordable, university town with good music and restaurants. It has its own airport and is close to three major U.S. cities (Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis).Students for the Ph.D. are typically funded for 5-years with a combination of fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships. The deadline for consideration is December 15, 2023. However, prospective students should contact potential faculty advisors well in advance of applying to discuss research interests and relevant qualifications. For further information, see https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsib.illinois.edu%2Feeb%2Fgraduate_admissions&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C2e2aea9cbac145559de708dbdac6e14e%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638344319937928050%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=CFJJLWCPKFGWzgogT8av93OS%2BvsQWC6jOytuL%2FHcBT0%3D&reserved=0.Please note that we have many types of fellowships including fellowships to help recruit students who come from groups that are under-represented in science.The following faculty are actively recruiting students:Julian Catchen – Population genomics and the evolution of genome architecture. We are a computational group doing work in several organisms including fishes, birds, and honeybees. We have projects comparing ancient and modern DNA, coloration of fishes, and the genome architecture and function of mitochondria. We are also actively at work on several software packages related to RADseq and Stacks as well as conserved synteny. My students typically focus on a hybrid of computational and biological topics in their research aims. Write jcatchen@illinois.edu with questions, also happy to discuss options in an online meeting.Becky Fuller – Evolutionary biology of fishes; evolution of color patterns/color vision; color vision in bass; speciation as a function of adaptation and genomic rearrangements; speciation in darters and killifishDan Miller – Evolution of developmental sensory biology in mammals; biomarkers of brain organization; mechanisms of brain plasticity; evolution of intelligent systems; email millerdj@illinois.edu.Philip Anderson andersps@illinois.edu

Graduate position: USouthCarolina.Evolution

The faculty of the Evolutionary Biology group in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina are recruiting graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.) to start in Fall 2024.We seek applicants who are highly motivated and enthusiastic, keenly interested in evolutionary biology, and looking to join a dynamic group of evolutionary scientists.  Our department also has strengths in ecology, marine biology, neurobiology, and plant biology, and many of the evolution faculty participate in those groups as well.  More information about our Department can be found at https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.biol.sc.edu%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5482a53de543463efd1c08dbcbd59c31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638327890536092811%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=bMWZQcfL7bB3s1S5r4WIVXt7Uc5pBFFhruRLEyJYNmw%3D&reserved=0.Graduate students in our program are guaranteed financial support through TA and RA appointments for five years, including tuition and health insurance.  Outstanding applicants will be nominated for a variety of university fellowships.Applications should be submitted by December 1st to ensure full consideration for all funding opportunities.  Potential applicants should contact one or more of our faculty before the deadline to discuss their interests; students are admitted only with the endorsement of a faculty member.  This year, the USC Graduate School has waived application fees.  Additional information on our graduate program, including instructions on how to apply, can be found at https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsc.edu%2Fstudy%2Fcolleges_schools%2Fartsandsciences%2Fbiological_sciences%2Fstudy%2Fgraduate%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5482a53de543463efd1c08dbcbd59c31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638327890536092811%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=Jf0WnWZOpaEFJi4LKvdxBE58%2FQx%2Bg5Rid6JZbVoIMcc%3D&reserved=0.The members of the Evolution Group, their areas of interest, and links to websites are below.Labs potentially considering applicants this year include:Carol Boggs (boggscl@mailbox.sc.edu) (Considering M.S. candidates only)Evolutionary ecology & genetics; physiology, resource allocation, invasions, small populations.  See https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fboggslab.org%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5482a53de543463efd1c08dbcbd59c31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638327890536092811%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=OBjMKXcImhHB17jbOptvIIt%2BXFxddihGu1ErcS8SdFE%3D&reserved=0Jeff Dudycha (dudycha@biol.sc.edu)Evolutionary ecology & genetics; life history, phenotypic plasticity, diversification, vision/eyes, mutation.  See https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tangledbank.org%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5482a53de543463efd1c08dbcbd59c31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638327890536092811%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=TuI4UsGV3iQw8IqRL%2FZJyLuRR%2F4X6Sypl4o5B1ruM1A%3D&reserved=0Bert Ely (ely@biol.sc.edu)Evolutionary microbiology & genomics.  See https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fresearch.cas.sc.edu%2Fely%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5482a53de543463efd1c08dbcbd59c31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638327890536092811%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=94SWvDO%2FLD%2BGtPrYS1vP%2FPBWw%2BSFfmV6Ai57zmyMxXU%3D&reserved=0Brian Hollis (brian.hollis@sc.edu)Evolutionary genetics; sexual selection and sexual conflict, experimental evolution.  See https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fexperimentalevolution.org%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5482a53de543463efd1c08dbcbd59c31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638327890536092811%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=i5cVKEsctx0pkti%2F285%2FLi5RamwJmE8IzciiLkNr8G8%3D&reserved=0Tim Mousseau (mousseau@sc.edu)Evolutionary ecology & genetics; ecological andevolutionary consequences of radioactive contaminants.   Seehttps://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsc.edu%2Fstudy%2Fcolleges_schools%2Fartsandsciences%2Fbiological_sciences%2Four_people%2Fdirectory%2Fmousseau_timothy.php&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5482a53de543463efd1c08dbcbd59c31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638327890536092811%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=JEHlkyI6ix18biG8uZ92XnBF9CvBRfwMrj%2BcyvBF56M%3D&reserved=0Dan Speiser (speiser@mailbox.sc.edu),Sensory ecology, neuroethology, physiology, and macroevolution.See https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.speiserlab.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5482a53de543463efd1c08dbcbd59c31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638327890536092811%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=wByIWobmL8ic%2Ffy2uWsZU7E4kFyCDavEqPIAJVLzEvI%3D&reserved=0…and joining our faculty in January 2024,Kathy Toll (ktoll@mailbox.sc.edu)Evolutionary ecology & genetics; local adaptation, habitat segregation, plant ecology.  See https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fscholar.google.com%2Fcitations%3Fuser%3DgjxiWO4AAAAJ%26hl%3Den&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5482a53de543463efd1c08dbcbd59c31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638327890536092811%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=rC%2B1sSAeFwnxGUoi%2BpqTsHy6UZ3nkBctabMGGTT3l00%3D&reserved=0.Additional Labs in the Evolutionary Biology Group are not considering new grad students this year, but contribute to the educational environment for graduate students in evolutionary biology.  These labs include:Jerry Hilbish: Evolutionary ecology & genetics; hybrid zones & speciation, species ranges, climate changeJoe Quattro: Evolutionary genetics; population & conservation genetics of rare/threatened aquatic animalsCarrie Wessinger:  Genetics/genomics of adaptation, parallel evolution, plant speciation.Our department is located in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina, a metropolitan area of 750,000 people (and 186,000 dogs!).  Columbia (“Cola”or “Soda City” to locals) enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and has ready access to clean beaches, lakes, rivers, and mountains.Congaree National Park, Sesquicentennial State Park, Lake Murray, and Harbison State Forest offer excellent wilderness areas nearby, along with several greenways on the city’s three rivers.  The Famously Hot/Surprisingly Cool city hosts historical and cultural attractions, performing arts and sporting events, and many annual festivals including the Rosewood Crawfish Festival, the Indie Grits Film Festival, the Famously Hot SC Pride Festival, and Reggaetronic, a floating music festival on Lake Murray.  See https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.experiencecolumbiasc.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C5482a53de543463efd1c08dbcbd59c31%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638327890536092811%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=p%2B6A%2BZ2oRR2NIwogBLb3nk5IORSlZH1YZfEGaymipj8%3D&reserved=0for more information.