PhD Assistantships: Effects of small mammal community composition on hantavirus transmission (University of Montana)

University of Montana
Missoula, MT
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
~$20,000/yr plus health benefits and tuition waiver
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Luis Lab at the University of Montana is seeking 3 Ph.D. students to work on an EEID-funded project that examines how small mammal competitors (such as voles and shrews) affect demography, contact rates, stress, immunity, and transmission of Sin Nombre hantavirus in deer mice. We expect 2 of these positions to be largely field and/or lab-based, and one position will be quantitative – analyzing and modeling existing long-term datasets. Students could join either the Wildlife Biology program (apply by Jan 15) or the Ecology and Evolution program (apply by Dec 1). See for more information about the project.
Competitive candidates will have completed a Bachelor’s and M.S. degree in Wildlife Biology, Ecology, or a related field; however, exceptional candidates with a B.S. may also be considered. Competitive candidates will have previous relevant experience and strong written and communication skills. Interested students are encouraged to email Dr. Luis ( Please create a single document that includes: 1) cover letter with a brief description of your research background, interests, and career goals, 2) CV with a list of 3 references, and 3) unofficial transcripts. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women.
Contact Person
Angie Luis
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