Graduate position in fish ecology/behavior: University of Dayton

University of Dayton
Dayton, Ohio
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
~$20,000 plus summer salary
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
I am recruiting a highly-motivated masters or PhD student to work in my lab in the Department of Biology at University of Dayton ( The student will be expected to develop an independent research program that expands or compliments current research in the lab. Broadly, research should center around the role of developmental and transgenerational plasticity in helping organisms cope with predation risk and human-induced environmental change. We study marine and freshwater fish (e.g., sticklebacks, Mangrove rivulus), with existing field sites in California as well as possibly Florida and Corsica. I welcome applicants from under-represented groups in STEM (including first-generation students) to apply. We are committed to creating a welcoming lab environment that promotes equality and inclusion for everyone regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and other forms of both visible and less visible diversity. Start date is August 2022. The position is fully-funded through teaching assistantships, with stipend, full tuition waiver, health insurance, and money for annual conference travel. UD is the one of the largest private universities in Ohio, and is award winning for both academic programs and scholarship. Enrollment is ~8500 undergraduates, with ~2500 graduate students.
BS in Biology or closely related field. The prospective student should be excited to work with fishes and possess enthusiasm for laboratory and/or field work, strong communication skills, and attention to detail. Prior research experience in ecology, evolution, behavior, or ichthyology is preferred, but not required. To begin the application process, please send a CV, a brief statement of research interests, an unofficial transcript, and contact information for three references to Dr. Jennifer Hellmann ( Informal review of candidates will begin immediately. Applications are due December 15, but will be continued to be reviewed after that deadline.
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Jennifer Hellmann
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