Funded PhD position studying anthropogenic disturbances and African elephants

Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana, USA
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Graduate Assistantships
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*Priority review date is January 15, 2023. An initial 3-year research assistantship is available to work in Dr. Daniella Chusyd's laboratory to earn a PhD in Environmental and Occupational Health. The position is part of an NIA funded study investigating the implications of early life trauma on health and aging in African elephants. This project compares orphaned elephants to age- and sex-matched wild elephants. Fieldwork takes place in Kafue National Park, Zambia, and consists of biological, behavioral, and environmental sample collection. Endocrine assessment and related wet lab work will take place at Indiana University. Subsequent funding will consist of teaching or research assistantships as available; and the student is expected to apply for external grants and fellowships. Target start date is August 21, 2023. TO APPLY: Send the following to Dr. Chusyd at 1. Cover letter 2. CV 3. Graduate and undergraduate transcripts 4. Statement of purpose including research and professional interests Then, after communicating with Dr. Chusyd, a formal application to IU's School of Public Health Environmental and Occupational Health Department will be required. For more information:
Master's degree in a relevant science or natural resources field is required. PREFERRED: Quantitative research methods and associated data analysis, wet lab, and field work experience. Candidate must be comfortable with traveling independently and internationally, and working in remote areas. Candidate should be interested in a One Health perspective. Experience with theoretical and methodological approaches from endocrinology, physiology, behavioral, and aging. Interest in understanding how human, environmental, and wildlife health are all interrelated. English language proficiency
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Daniella Chusyd
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