The successful candidate will tackle field and lab based experiments that include behavioral and physiological performance tests of fish from different populations that are experiencing different human-induced environmental stressors. In the laboratory, we conduct long-term rearing experiments to help disentangle the role of multiple stressors in shaping divergent sensory and behavioral traits. This means that the student will be expected to spend up to two months each year performing field work in Uganda, Africa, with the rest of the year based in Columbus, Ohio. Field work in Uganda can be extremely rewarding but can also be strenuous: our facilities are very basic (e.g., we have intermittent electricity and no running water) and are shared with a number of other researchers.
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We are seeking highly qualified students with competitive GPA and GRE scores, experience working in aquatic ecosystems, and who are highly motivated to pursue an advanced degree in this field. Experience rearing fish is a plus.
Interested students should contact Dr. Suzanne Gray (email@example.com) and Dr. Lauren Pintor (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly via email, with “Graduate position” as the subject line. Please include a cover letter briefly describing your research interests, a curriculum vitae, GRE scores, unofficial undergraduate/graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references – preferably as a single PDF. Review of applicants will begin immediately.
Start date is flexible, but a May start date is preferred.