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

Agency
University of Montana
Location
Missoula, MT
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
~$20,000/yr plus health benefits and tuition waiver
Start Date
08/25/2022
Last Date to Apply
01/15/2022
Website
https://www.cfc.umt.edu/research/disease-ecology/opportunities/
Description
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 https://www.cfc.umt.edu/research/disease-ecology/opportunities/ for more information about the project.
Qualifications
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 (angela.luis@umontana.edu). 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
Contact eMail
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