PhD Assistantship in Animal Ecophysiology, Maine/Sarawak

Agency
Levesque Lab, University of Maine
Location
Orono, Maine and Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
The position is funded for 3 years of research assistantships (full-time including summer) and will be supplemented by teaching assistantships. Funding includes tuition and fees, partial health insurance and a stipend.
Start Date
01/20/2022
Last Date to Apply
10/01/2021
Website
https://umaine.edu/levesquelab/research/
Description
The Levesque Lab at UMaine is looking for a graduate student to join us for a PhD on small mammal energetics in Borneo. The research will take place in Sarawak, Malaysia in close collaboration with researchers at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and will require extensive periods of fieldwork in the tropics. The student will also participate with outreach programs in collaboration with UMaine 4-H. For more details see here ((https://umaine.edu/news/blog/2021/08/19/levesques-nsf-career-award-supports-study-of-small-mammal-thermoregulation-energy-use-in-changing-climate/). Position: PhD in either Biology (https://sbe.umaine.edu/graduate/) or Ecology and Environmental Sciences (https://umaine.edu/ecologyandenvironmentalsciences/graduate-programs/) starting in January 2022.
Qualifications
• MS in biology, zoology, physiology, ecology, or other relevant disciplines. • The project will involve extensive periods of time overseas therefore the willingness to move and spend months of the year in the field is critical. • A strong interest in the physiology and ecology of mammals. • Experience with respirometry or other ecophysiological techniques, small mammal trapping/handling, and/or international research experience would be a plus but are not essential. Students who have not had the opportunity to build these skills are encouraged to apply. GRE scores not required! Non-traditional, first-generation, BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, and/or students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Contact Person
Danielle L Levesque
Contact Phone
2075812511
Contact eMail
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