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Graduate Positions in Nutrient-Parasite interactions

Location: Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, Illinois

Salary: ~14-19,000$ +tuition and benefits for two-four years.

Start date: 08/22/2022

Last date to apply: Open until filled

Description: The Freshwater Ecology Lab at Southern Illinois University is seeking an excellent MS or PhD student to begin in Fall 2022. The student’s project will investigate the relationship between host diet nutrient content and parasites in a Daphnia-microbe host-parasite system. Additional/alternative host-parasite systems or related lines of research may be explored if funding/time permits. The academic home for the position is at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois under the supervision of Dr. Charlotte Narr. The position will be funded by teaching and/or research assistantships (~$1600/mo) during the Spring and Fall semesters for two (MS) or 4 (PhD) years with potential additional summer salary.

Successful applicants will be highly motivated, independent workers with a B.S. or M.S. in biology, ecology, zoology, or a closely related field. Applicants should demonstrate strong writing and analytical skills, strong work ethics and ability to communicate and persuade members of a diverse group. Prior research experience (lab, field, or both) is desirable but not required.

To Apply: Send a single pdf that includes a cover letter summarizing qualifications followed by a CV (including GPA) and contact information for three references to Dr. Charlotte Narr: [email protected]. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Website: https://freshwaterecology.siu.edu/


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